SIOUXSIE & the BANSHEES – “Love In A Void” / “Mittageisen (Metal Postcard)” (Polydor 2059 151) September 1979
Siouxsie & the Banshees “Love In A Void” – By popular request . . . that foreign animal. I find Siouxsie and her decimated Banshees intensely depressing in English, but in German, well, the sky’s the limit.
But it slots into place in their row of this and has biggish heaps of aggression. A heavy metal postcard, in fact. (Record Mirror)
This double A-sided single from Siouxsie & the Banshees got a UK release based on the high amount of import sales of the original German release. It’s also the place to find the punk rocker ’Love In A Void’, one of the first Banshees songs ever written (back in 1977) but never cut in the studio until April 1979.
’Mittageisen’ or ‘Metal Postcard’ as it’s also known was a homage to anti Nazi photomontage artist of the Twenties/Thirties, John Heartfield. The chorus is taken from one of Goerring’s speeches during the Second World War. (EXPO67)