Siouxsie and the missing Banshees
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Stories Behind The Splits
18. Siouxsie and the missing Banshees
There's jumping ship and there's jumping ship. The best ship-jumping we can recall is that of Banshees drummer Kenny Morris and guitarist John McKay, who played on the post-punk classics The Scream and Join Hands. However midway through a UK tour, Morris and McKay had a row with Siouxsie and bassist Steve Severin during an in-store appearance in Aberdeen and jumped on the first train back to London. Panicking, the remaining pair quickly recruited Robert Smith of support band The Cure and Slits drummer Budgie (picture far right). It all ended happily, though - Budgie later became Mr Siouxsie.