Last night I finally saw the wonderfully creepy Notes on a Scandal, which hid two very well-chosen songs among the score by Philip Glass. The first is Toots & the Maytals' "Funky Kingston," which plays in a cute scene of after-dinner dancing in the living room. But the one that struck me more is Siouxsie and the Banshee's "Dizzy," which soundtracks a candlelit post-coital moment and illustrates the age gap of the two lovers really well. I kept wondering what the 15-year-old Londoner would have put on the hi-fi, if anything? Jack Johnson? Dizzee Rascal? The dark dub of uber-producer Burial?
Although 1980's Kaleidoscope is the LP shown in the scene, "Dizzy" is only found on the Banshees' 2002 Best Of--so my question is, does anyone know where the song originally appeared? Is it a live staple, a B-side or a hidden track? As a teenager in the '90s my makeout repertoire was dominated more by bands influenced by Siouxsie (the Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive) than the lady herself. So if any of you old-timers know what's up, leave your thoughts--or what's currently on your playlist for les nuits romantiques.