• The bulk of the recording took place in a stone barn in Jerez, in the area of Andalucia, Spain.

Standing There:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  The verbal abuse and misplaced bravado of & from men mainly towards women.  "It's about the direct contact you get on the street, it's not just verbal abuse anymore. You see them up ahead and wonder, 'Should I cross over the road or turn around and go back?'  (Budgie)  Source:  Record Mirror 11/11/89.
  • The scene in the video where the young girl smears Budgie's face with lipstick was deemed too violent and a second edited version was also released.
  • The young girl featured in the video is Siouxsie's niece.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "It's a  story based in Columbia 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." (Siouxsie).  Source:  Melody Maker 24/02/90.
  • The flamenco dancers on this came from the local ballet school.  Source:  Making Music 11/89.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:   "Sioux wrote the lyric about one of these little cells in a convent in Almagra."  (Budgie)  Source:  Making Music 11/89.

Killing Time:


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "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". (Budgie).  Source:  Sounds 10/03/90.

Pluto Drive:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  'Let's Go To Pluto' is quite a deranged green statement, and some quarters are trying to paint Siouxsie as old-punkette-turned-wise-earth-mother.  Budgie:  "Yeah, but 'Let's Go To Pluto' was supposed to be real wacky, like 'Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer'.  It came through watching Patrick Moore.  he was so intense about going there he said, If we ever managed to get there we would die because it's all methane gas!"  Source:  Sounds 10/03/90.

Fury Eyes:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  Inspired by the novel In The Eyes Of Mr. Fury, by Phillip Ridley.
  • In 1995 a version of Fury Eyes arranged by school teacher Dean Evans of Trinity RC School was performed by his percussion group as part of their course work.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  The fruit man in question was a local character during the recording of the Boomerang album.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  Simoom is an Arabic word meaning dry wind.  The song 'Simoom' was written about the atmosphere surrounding the Salman Rushdie affair: "There's this drying relentless wind of almost corrupt power of some religions with an unbending control over individuals.  It's completely unforgiving and victimizing, a very dangerous thing, a wind of danger".

Venus Sands:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "This is a Sioux lyric about the inevitable cruelty of things. It pinpoints a cruel aspect of nature, the turtles breaking from their eggs and being picked on by the seagulls."  (Budgie)  Source:  Making Music 11/89.


  • Siouxsie & Budgie's wedding took place on 25/05/91 at St John's Church, Notting Hill, London.  Siouxsie wore an Indian print gown in yellow, cerise and gold and wore flowers in her hair.