There is a fun, flippant side to me, of course. But I would much rather be known as the Ice Queen.

— Siouxsie Sioux

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I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore.

Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.

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I like a bit of eye candy like anyone but to have it solely about the eye candy and have it fall into a category so rigidly as well is wrong.

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There are some strong female performers out there.

But the industry's pre-occupation with the packaging of how a woman looks has gone completely the other way, back to almost the 60s, early 70s.

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People forget the punk thing was really good for women.

It motivated them to pick up a guitar rather than be a chanteuse. It allowed us to be aggressive.

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I liked the idea of being a writer and letting somebody else do the graft.

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What people don't understand is when punk started it was so innocent and not aware of being looked at or being a phenomenon and that's what everyone gets wrong. You can't consciously create something that's important, it's a combination of chemistry, conditions, the environment, everything.

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I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want - but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.

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My dreams are of water. And my nightmares.

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What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon.

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It was trying to break down the stereotypes and it was the kind of thing where, for the first time, women were on a par and not seen as just objects. Though girls were objectified still.

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