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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Batman / Face To Face - Siouxsie and the Banshees / Danny Elfman - (Bad Cover Version)

Batman Returns / Face To Face - Siouxsie and the Banshees / Danny Elfman 

(Bad Cover Version) - Batman Returns (1992)

As featured in the 1992 Tim Burton Movie, DC Comics - Batman Returns - (The one with Michael Keaton as Batman), Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman and Danny Devito as The Penguin) - "Face to Face" was written by Siouxsie and the Banshees alongside Danny Elfman who is famous for many excellent Tim Burton movie soundtracks, Edward Scissorhands,  The Nightmare Before Christmas (Check out Girl From Winter Jargon Bad Cover Version of "Sally's Song") along with  T.V sitcoms, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives etc...)

This was my Bad Cover Version of said song. (Requested by Nigel Brewster)

A basic recording, via camera phone, filmed in uncompromising (and I'm told 'annoying') portrait orientation, blue acoustic guitar, unmade bed, silly spectacles...

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice / Suicide Squad

With much interest in the upcoming Batman and other DC Comic character -related movies - Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (feat.  Ben AffleckHenry Cavill, Amy AdamsJesse EisenbergDiane LaneLaurence FishburneJeremy IronsHolly Hunter)  and...
Jared Letto as The Joker - Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad (feat.  Will SmithJared LetoMargot RobbieJoel KinnamanJai CourtneyCara DelevingneAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jay HernandezAdam Beach, and Viola Davis) with DC Comic characters, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot etc...   I decided to repost my little video for anyone interested in recapping themselves on the interpretation, style and music already existing in previously made Batman and other DC Comics related movies. This Bad Cover Version of 'Face to Face' came about as part of my Girl From Winter Jargon - open song requests project.

Trailers to both movies can be seen here:

Batman V Superman:

Suicide Squad:

Siouxsie and The Banshees - "Face to Face" Music Video  - Batman Returns

Upon commissioning Siouxsie and The Banshees to write and record a song with soundtrack composer, Danny Elfman for the 1992 Batman Returns movie - Tim Burton had also intended to direct the promotional music video for the resulting song,"Face To Face";

Tim Burton's Catwoman Sketch
 However, after test audiences for the original cut of Batman Returns had responded badly to the death of Catwoman in the film's original ending, Burton was asked to re-edit and shoot a different ending - meaning that the video shoot for 'Face To Face' was ultimately given to Burton's assistant Neil Abramson to complete, along with Burton's instructions to match the music video to the 1992 Batman Returns Movie.
Many of Tim Burton sketches and ideas of how he intended for the video to also went on to be used later in Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.

On being asked to compose a song for Batman Returns, Siouxsie and The Banshees drummer, Budgie commented...


 "I'm sure Tim Burton had lots of reasons why he chose us.... He wanted something mysterious and sexy. Who else would he come to?"  - Budgie, The Banshees

Siouxsie herself was apparently less keen on contributing to the Batman Returns soundtrack prior to learning that DC Comics character Catwoman would be prominently featured in the film...

Siouxsie Sioux on being commissioned to compose for Batman Returns

"As soon as I found out Catwoman was in this one, (Batman Returns) I just couldn't refuse it. 

I think she (Catwoman) has been portrayed perfectly by Michelle Pfeiffer. 

I think she looks great and she's really done a really good job of it." 

-  Siouxsie Sioux

More commentary on the making of Batman Returns's "Face to face" Siouxsie and The Banshees music video can be found here:

Otherwise, the offical video for "Face to face" by Siouxsie and The Banshees can be found here:

TopGeak: Doctor Who, Marvel, DC Comics, Batman

Finally, fans of Marvel, Doctor Who, DC Comics etc may also enjoy listening to the 1st podcast episode of #TopGeak featuring interviews with various Doctor Who's, disscussions on Batman, Superman etc... along with music and an interview with Girl From Winter Jargon. (This podcast also features the Girl From Winter Jargon Bad Cover Version of Siouxsie and The Banshees, "Face to face")

"Can Marvel and DC Comics cope with the adult child conflicts in their products or is the bubble about to burst?

Face to Face - Siouxsie and the Banshees / Danny Elfman - Lyrics - Batman Returns

Face to face, my lovely foe
Mouth to mouth, raining heaven's blows
Hand on heart, tic tac toe
Under the stars, naked as we flow

Cheek to cheek, the bitter sweet

Commit your crime in your deadly time
It's too divine, I want to bend
I want this bliss but something says I must resist

Another life, another time

We're Siamese twins, writhing, intertwined
Face to face, no telling lies
The masks, they slide to reveal a new disguise

You never can win, it's the state I'm in

This danger thrills and my conflict kills
They say, follow your heart, follow it through
But how can you, when it's split in two?

And you'll never know

You'll never know
You'll never know

One more kiss before we die

Face to face and dream of flying
Who are you? Who am I?
Wind in wings, two angels falling

To die like this with a last kiss

It's falsehood's flame and it's a crying shame
Face to face, the passions breathe
I hate to stay, but then I hate to leave

And you'll never know

No, you'll never know
No, no, you'll never know

You'll never know

You'll never know
You'll never know

No, no, you'll never know

No, no, you'll never know

You'll never know

You'll never know
You'll never know

Batman / Face To Face - Siouxsie and the Banshees / Danny Elfman - (Bad Cover Version) 

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