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Dazzle

Album Dazzle front

Release Date:
25 May 1984 Polydor
Vocals:
Guitars & Keyboards:
Bass & Keyboards:
Drums and Percussion:
Producers:
Siouxsie & the Banshees
Mike Hedges
Genre:
Album Tracks:
3
Format:
7" single, 12" single

"Dazzle" is the second single from the 1984 Siouxsie and the Banshees album Hyæna. The song begins with a gradual fade-in of an orchestral strings section and progresses to a drum-driven, majestic anthem. The lyrics "swallowing diamonds/a cutting throat" came after watching the final scene of Marathon Man where Laurence Olivier puts diamonds in his mouth.[1] Sioux's vocals are accentuated by expansive reverb effects.

"Dazzle" climbed to number thirty-three on the UK singles chart and was Siouxsie & the Banshees' eleventh top-forty UK hit.

Track ListingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Dazzle (7 Mins Plus Glamour Mix)"   7:06
2. "I Promise "   4:39
3. "Throw Them To The Lions"   4:52

ReferencesEdit

  1. Unsworth, Cathi. "Through the past, darkly". Melody Maker. 17 October 1992

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