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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Siouxperb!!
Pounding drums together with those pulsating vocals showcase this vastly underrated siouxsie/creatures sound, now quarter of a century old. 'A betsuary of' is mainly featuring the 'Feast' recordings that took place in Hawaii and includes the hard beats and delightful tunes of'Ice House,''Dancing on glass,' and the chanting of 'Festival of Colours.' Highly atmospheric...
Published on 21 Jan 2007 by Clumsey

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars availible at last
Im one of the lucky ones who has all the originals on vinyl. This is a compilation of the feast lp, wild things dbl 7inch 5 track ep ,miss the girl 7inch and weathercade 7inch.All deleted and some very rare limited presses of early creature songs. You may have been lucky to hear some wild things tracks at her boomerang concert in 1990.If you like siouxsie with a drumming...
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by B. J. Morris


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Siouxperb!!, 21 Jan 2007
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Pounding drums together with those pulsating vocals showcase this vastly underrated siouxsie/creatures sound, now quarter of a century old. 'A betsuary of' is mainly featuring the 'Feast' recordings that took place in Hawaii and includes the hard beats and delightful tunes of'Ice House,''Dancing on glass,' and the chanting of 'Festival of Colours.' Highly atmospheric throughout, and utilising local choirs and musicianship, this c.d. demonstrates an established act not afraid to do something fresh and completely apart from their previous work. More accessable hit single 'Right Now' is also inluded here, but it's the voice like no other that makes this c.d really work.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no creature could be better, 12 Nov 2004
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finally i got my hands on this 1997 published the creatures album, which includes so-craved and rare 1981 ep (i happened to buy it on vinyl when it was released) which's songs i was even able to hear when banshees did three shows in finland with the classic mcgeoch line-up.
since the first beats of 'mad eyed screamer' this albums is a nostalgic pleasure trip to the time siouxsie and her bandmates were at the peak of their musiciancraft, innovating something so fresh and new, even in such a strange-sounding 'the feast' which sioux and budgie mastered somewher in oceania.
its a bit of pity that banshees never released a live album from 1980-1982
mc geoch period, but i am glad there are songs like 'but not them' reminding me of that time. this album is not a masterpiece but an interesting dive into to depths of most innovative post-punk music ever done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wild and occassionally wonderful, 22 Dec 2012
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Not the easiest album to explore but the audacity is compelling and the moments when the sounds come together are amazing. A great artistry. I applaud it and occassionaly love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Mar 2012
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If your a Siouxsie fan then this is a must for you. The best of Siouxsie's collaboration with her then husband, the extremely talented Budgie. The unmistakable drum based sound, overlaid with Siouxsie's luxurious vocals and dark lyrics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 25 Nov 2012
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All these wonderful tracks in one place. Heaven!!! A faultless compilation, no glaring omissions and well sequenced. Will now fill in other gaps in my collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Curiosity sometimes does not kill the cat., 18 Mar 2014
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Having had (and sold) Feast back in the day, one of the many, many regrets. This one appeared to contain pretty much the entire package. Bought with caution but very pleased...if only For Not Them Fabulous.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Festival of Colours, 19 Jan 2014
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Rooksby (United KIngdom) - See all my reviews
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I remember The Creatures' records very well - they were a bigger proposition than a lot of latter-day listeners might realise, regularly featuring on Top of the Pops, etc - but I hadn't heard any of them for a VERY long time until I picked this exhaustive (& excellent) collection up for a couple of quid when my local Fopp was closing down a few years ago.

I wasn't sure how well their music would stand up 3 decades on, but this compilation of debut album Feast & their earliest singles is stunning from beginning to end, & I'm tempted to profer that it's dated far better than The Banshees' own albums, particularly the contemporaneous Juju & Hyaena which, though imbued with a striking period charm, sound surprisingly time-warped now.

I don't know whether these initial Creatures experiments have been remastered or not, but their percussion-led minimalism sounds monstrous on CD, & Siouxsie's voice has never sounded better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Past Flame, 13 Aug 2012
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Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles "FIST" (London) - See all my reviews
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Stripped of the guitar, bass and synths she kept the drums and withering voice. Pounding tribal beats provide the backdrop, an echo to a particular moment in time, as it evokes 1980's squatting in Cambridge opposite the Co-oP in the autumnal months of one long cold spell. Open hearth fire, and, wax candles and one small tinny record player with this this spinning incessantly. The backdrop to a moment in time as the hearth flames of the past lit up the autumnal October room. Wild Thing, you make my heart sing.

Hearing it again, thirty years later, time has shifted and now it sounds expansive played across a decent stereo. Still have the original ep somehwere, lying battered and scratched to a long slow sonic death as the sounds linked to substance uses conjuring up other low lying lands.

Haunting, in its simplicity and full of complex drum rhythms, undertaken a time when people explored new inner realms, the sounds echo around the room creating a sense of unease, a sacrifice to an inner demon the "mad eyed screamer. This is tort, pounding and based upon her reputation to push the boundaries.

The later music is less abrasive as she took an odyssey to discover other realms and found Hawaii before it was covered in ice and heavily despoiled. Linking to the tribal Jungian elements of the feast and customs embroiled within births, marriages and deaths, the older less sanitised realms leap out of the flames to dance.

A brave avenue to explore, back then and could not think of a modern artist who would take the same risks.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars availible at last, 31 Oct 2009
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B. J. Morris - See all my reviews
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Im one of the lucky ones who has all the originals on vinyl. This is a compilation of the feast lp, wild things dbl 7inch 5 track ep ,miss the girl 7inch and weathercade 7inch.All deleted and some very rare limited presses of early creature songs. You may have been lucky to hear some wild things tracks at her boomerang concert in 1990.If you like siouxsie with a drumming twist minus the guitars this is what you should try. The creatures was an experiment with voice and drums .it may not appeal to most and was not an instant success apart from right now (on the album).later more successfull comebacks were done in later years with the likes of 2nd floor ,godzilla.But do check it out if you seek what is re-released rare tracks.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Listening, 16 Sep 2005
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I can play this over and over. This collection shows how good and how varied The Creatures can be.
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