Favorite City Songs #3 - "Hong Kong Garden"

@teamfreak16 (36813)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 17, 2017 8:36pm CST
The theme of this particular music countdown was originally done by @FourWalls with her series of songs with a city in the title. For my series, we are at #3: "Hong Kong Garden" by Siouxsie and the Banshees. 1978's "Hong Kong Garden" was the debut single for Siouxsie and the Banshees (they ended up releasing 30 singles during their career.) The song is named after a Chinese Restaurant that Siouxsie frequented, with lyrics about the racist skinheads that would terrify the owners on a regular basis. The single reached #7 in the UK, and #10 in Ireland. The band would not have another Top 10 UK hit until 1983, when they released their cover of The Beatles' "Dear Prudence." "Hong Kong Garden" was not only the Banshees' first single, but Steve Lillywhite's first hit single as a producer as well. I know, Siouxsie and the Banshees making it into one of my music countdowns. Big shocker, right? What can I say, I love the Banshees! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Hong Kong Garden · Siouxsie And The Banshees The Best Of Siouxsie And The Banshees ? ? 1978 Polydo...
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Sep
Oh I love Souixsie and the Banshees Scott! Havent heard them in so long...thanks for sharing this. I really wish I could have ever seen them.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
I saw them twice. Once in Germany, and at what is now The Fillmore on Colfax.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Sep
@teamfreak16 yes I remember you telling me that Scott..so blessed to have seen them.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
@TiarasOceanView - Uh oh, I'm now repeating my comments.
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@spiderdust (2760)
• San Jose, California
18 Sep
I know the song, but I never knew the background behind its name.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
Neither did I, honestly.
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@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Sep
They had some pretty good stuff and, this is one of those songs.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
Most definitely. It's classic Siouxsie.
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@crossbones27 (15253)
• Redlands, California
18 Sep
I never heard of them, sound Chinese mixed with some Native American Stuff. Pretty cool
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
They were a great band. Saw them twice. They were great both times.
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• Redlands, California
18 Sep
@teamfreak16 How much you think you spent on concerts. I say about 25 bucks 5 dollar cover door charges and what not for me. Other than that went to free concerts. Me be frugal or what some say Jewish. I make bad jokes.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
@crossbones27 - It depends on the venue. I've watched acid jazz bands in little theaters for five to eight bucks. Circle Jerks charged $25.
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@JWMURP (44)
18 Sep
Four Walls is a really great country song.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
Gentleman Jim Reeves. What a voice.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
18 Sep
I do not know it but I did like it.
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@FayeHazel (11877)
• United States
18 Sep
"Dear Prudence" is one of my fave Beatles songs, I might have to check out the Siouxie cover ...
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
The Banshees version is better, honestly.
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@FayeHazel (11877)
• United States
18 Sep
@teamfreak16 Wow, that is quite the endorsement
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Sep
@FayeHazel - Robert Smith from The Cure plays the guitar.
Music video by Siouxsie And The Banshees performing Dear Prudence. (C) 1984 Universal Music Video Ltd.
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@JohnRoberts (41331)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Sep
Siouxsie. Enough said.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Sep
I haven't used them in awhile. It was high time to use them again.
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@FourWalls (10111)
• United States
19 Sep
Totally shocked to see them, too. As I say, there's a good reason these bands show up repeatedly, and that's because they literally strike a chord with someone.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
I do tend to use certain bands over and over, but they fit the theme.
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18 Sep
feeling good to see them