Sunday, 23 February 2014

New Game of Thrones trailer features a Siouxsie and the Banshees song!

That's right - the 1985 Banshees classic "Cities In Dust" from the group's Tinderbox album is featured in the new Game of Thrones trailer! Although it's not the original version of the song that's featured, but rather a cover of it by The Everlove. It's not the first time that this particular cover version is featured in a trailer: it was also used in a trailer for the 2012 video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The trailer use of a Banshees song was hinted by none other than a founding member of the band, Steven Severin himself in a Siouxsie/Banshees/Creatures fan group in Facebook, though he didn't reveal the song in question. I was kind of expecting it to be "Israel", one of their signature hits, if only for the line "There were princes, and there were kings"

While the slower cover version is arguably more suitable for a trailer use, the original one is still miles better as far as I'm considered. (For a modern, electronic take on the song, you might as well check out Junkie XL's cover of it.) And for old times' sake - it's Sunday, after all! - here's the one version that started it all:

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