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Synonyms for banshee

(Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death

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Above, the England football squad recording World In |Motion in 1990; below, Siouxsie and the Banshees, 1980
Banshees sort of going Next thing we see, there's a corpse dressed in something strange.
We sell women short if we believe they "have a right" to dress, drink and behave like hookers, then equal right to scream like banshees when a man makes assumptions - that implies women lack the intelligence to understand consequence of action.
NEWCASTLE audiences can be the first in the UK to hear a live new film score by Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Siouxsie & the Banshees The Scream (POLYDOR 1978) The Banshees' jagged debut was a breakthrough in post-punk, smoothing out the nihilism and chaos spearheaded by their peers into more brooding, sophisticated and eerily melodic yowls.
Banshees flew in combat in Korea and appeared in James Michener's novel "The Bridges at Toko-ri," although F9F Panthers stood in for them in the 1955 movie starring William Holden and Grace Kelly.
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES LIVE AT THE BBC A mammoth collection of 84 Banshees tracks across three CDs and a DVD.
The Greenock-born musician, who also played with Siouxsie And The Banshees, Public Image Limited and Visage, died in 2004.
The Banshees were slated for replacement, but instead of acquiring a new fighter for the navy, the Canadian government disbanded the Banshee squadrons.
More than 5,000 Banshees have been produced for more than 40 nations.
Produced by veteran reggae bassist and bandleader Dennis Bovell, ``Cut'' was sparked by the imaginative drumming of Peter ``Budgie'' Clarke, who later joined Siouxsie & the Banshees and married the group's leader.
This singular approach drew boos at Cannes, where audiences were no doubt expecting a straightforward history lesson--after all, Coppola was gifted with a significant budget and unparalleled access to Versailles, and into this mix she sprinkled Converse sneakers and dance sequences set to Siouxsie and the Banshees.
This charming and fast-paced urban fantasy has it all: male banshees, beautiful vampires, mugger-eating boggles, a teenage seer and a super-hero-class protector in brother Niko.