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Album Boomerang front

Release Date:
6 November 1989
Polydor/PolyGram Records (UK)
Geffen/Warner Bros. Records (US), Wonderland Label
Vocals, Marimba, Drums, Percussion:
Album Tracks:

Singles from Boomerang

1. "Standing There (single)"
Released: October 10, 1989
2. "Fury Eyes (single)"
Released: February 19, 1990

Contributing Artists:

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1. "Martin McCarrick"
Role: Accordion
2. "Gary Barnacle"
Role: Saxophone
3. "Rico Tomasso"
Role: Trumpet
4. "Peter Thorns"
Role: Trombone

Album Sequence:

Preceded by:
Followed by:
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Boomerang is the second album to be released by British duo The Creatures aka singer Siouxsie Sioux and musician Budgie. The album was recorded in Andalusia, Spain. One of the bluesy songs of this album, "Killing Time", was covered live by Jeff Buckley a few years later.[1][2]

At its release, the album was hailed by the British press. NME qualified it as "a rich and unsettling landscape of exotica"[3] and Melody Maker stated that "Boomerang abounds with scarcely anticipated brilliance".[4]

In 2012, "You!" would be used by two dancers in the Us TV'show So You Think You Can Dance.[5]


Budgie explains the song "Manchild" here: "It's a story based in Colombia before the drugs cartel, it's about a small child caught up in a feud, this vendetta between his village and another rival village. In a minor way it is all about drug trafficking, but ends with the stronger village wiping out the whole male population of the other village until there was just one boy left called Nelsito. It was understood that he would live till he was at least 18 before he was assassinated, but he was shot on the way to school."

And his comments on "Willow": "It's kind of about how my mother died as it was a black area and I hadn't realised what had happened until I saw my brother. He told me what went on with the family and I never really knew until a year afterwards, and I wrote it down directly after that".

Track listingEdit

  1. "Standing There" – 3:06
  2. "Manchild" – 3:50
  3. "You!" – 4:03
  4. "Pity" – 3:39
  5. "Killing Time" – 3:26
  6. "Willow" – 2:06
  7. "Pluto Drive" – 4:40
  8. "Solar Choir" – 2:52
  9. "Speeding" – 4:12
  10. "Fury Eyes" – 2:10
  11. "Fruitman" – 2:46
  12. "Untiedundone" – 3:41
  13. "Simoom" – 3:43
  14. "Strolling Wolf" – 4:27
  15. "Venus Sands" – 5:03
  16. "Morriña" – 2:49


  1. archives Jeff Buckley covered "Killing Time" at the radio WFMU Studios, East Orange, NJ, 10.11.92. "Killing Time" is a Siouxsie's song from The Creatures's Boomerang album. Buckley also performed it for his first major gig in London at The Astoria in January 1995.
  2. list of songs covered by jeff buckley
  3. Morton, Roger. "Peek-A-Boom" [Boomerang review]. NME. 11 November 1989
  4. Reynolds, Simon. Boomerang review. Melody Maker. 11 November 1989.
  5. "So You Think You Can Dance, Season 9, Episode 9". Retrieved 29-7-12

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