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No. 69: ‘Hong Kong Garden’ – Siouxsie And The Banshees (1978)

Listen to ‘Hong Kong Garden’ by Siouxsie And The Banshees

  • ‘Hong Kong Garden’ – Siouxsie And The Banshees (1978)

    Mini-drama set in a suburban takeaway

    Despite what the faux-oriental arrangement might have you believe, the Hong Kong Garden which inspired this number was in fact a Chinese takeaway in Chislehurst, frequented by the band and, sadly, groups of racist skinheads who would terrorise the owners. Siouxsie Sioux’s sympathetic lyrics haven’t aged particularly well in the post-PC era, but the sense of frustration remains apparent.

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