Peepshow is the first album of the English band Siouxsie and the Banshees created as a quintet. With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Martin McCarrick, the Banshees recorded one of their most astonishing albums, including the vibrant "Peek-a-Boo" and the elegiac ballad "The Last Beat of My Heart".
Peepshow was received very warmly by the critics.
Melody Maker highly acclaimed its first single. "Peek-a-Boo" "is quite the most astounding british record" of 1988, "a brightly unexpected mixture of black steel and pop disturbance.
Q Magazine wrote in its five-star review : "Peepshow takes place in some distorted fairground of the mind where weird and wonderful shapes loom.
Record Mirror also enjoyed the record. "The highlight is the restrained 'The Last Beat Of My Heart', where Siouxsie's voice explores new ground as she caresses a haunting melody.
|1988||The Billboard 200||68|
|1988||"Peek-a-Boo"||U.K. Singles Chart||16|
|1988||"Peek-a-Boo"||U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play||14|
|1988||"Peek-a-Boo"||U.S. Modern Rock Tracks||1|
|1988||"Peek-a-Boo"||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||53|
|1988||"The Killing Jar"||U.S. Modern Rock Tracks||2|
|1989||"The Killing Jar"||U.K. Singles Chart||41|
|1989||"The Killing Jar"||U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play||37|