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Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Music Thread

Kinetic

Kinetic
Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Small Wonder printed a whole bunch of different-colored issues of "Bela Lugosi's Dead." Pink-on-pink (pink cover with pink vinyl) is probably the coolest one. I had a regular old black 12" copy (purchased for 86 cents at work) which I foolishly, being somewhat new to vinyl at the time and figuring that all 12" records should be played at the 33 1/3 speed, played way too slow the first couple times I listened to it. The song is legitimately frightening at that speed, let me tell ya.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Alfie Circa 2011 said:
How liberal are we being w/r/t our definition of 'goth'? Because if early dream-pop qualifies then fuck yeah.

Love the Cocteau Twins and I'm being pretty liberal. The grunge thread itself featured bands that had songs that varied the rock spectrum pretty far and IMO, Goth is fairly similar in that some bands are more "pure" whereas others have tinges.

Joy Division love...

Joy Division "Dead Souls"
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

Canadian Destroyer213
Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Harley Quinn said:
Alfie Circa 2011 said:
How liberal are we being w/r/t our definition of 'goth'? Because if early dream-pop qualifies then fuck yeah.

Love the Cocteau Twins and I'm being pretty liberal. The grunge thread itself featured bands that had songs that varied the rock spectrum pretty far and IMO, Goth is fairly similar in that some bands are more "pure" whereas others have tinges.

Joy Division love...

Joy Division "Dead Souls"

First time I ever heard Dead Souls was Nine Inch Nail's version on The Crow soundtrack. I didn't know that was a cover and when I heard the original I was blown away. I loved NIN's version, but Joy Division's is amazing.
 

Precious Roy

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Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Count me in on the Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie love if they count as goth rock

Do The Jesus and Mary Chain fall under the auspices of goth?
 

HarleyQuinn

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Here's a comprehensive late 70's-1990 list of Goth Bands & Releases. Sorted by Year.

1978 - Joy Division [EP - An Ideal for Living]
1978 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [The Scream]
1979 - Joy Division [Unknown Pleasures]
1979 - Killing Joke [EP - Turn to Read]
1979 - Killing Joke [EP - Almost Red]
1979 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [Join Hands]
1979 - The Cure [Three Imaginary Boys]
1980 - Bauhaus [In the Flat Field]
1980 - Joy Division [Closer]
1980 - Killing Joke [Killing Joke]
1980 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [Kaleidoscope]
1980 - The Birthday Party [The Birthday Party] *Credited to The Boys Next Door*
1980 - The Cure [Seventeen Seconds]
1980 - Theatre of Hate [EP - King Brandon and The Pack of Lies]
1980 - UK Decay [EP - The Black 45]
1980 - Virgin Prunes [EP - Twenty Tens]
1981 - Bauhaus [Mask]
1981 - Christian Death [Only Theatre of Pain]
1981 - Christian Death [EP - Deathwish]
1981 - Killing Joke [What's THIS For...!]
1981 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [Juju]
1981 - The Birthday Party [Prayers on Fire]
1981 - The Birthday Party [EP - Nick the Stripper]
1981 - The Creatures [EP - Wild Things]
1981 - The Cure [Faith]
1981 - UK Decay [For Madmen Only]
1982 - Bauhaus [The Sky's Gone Out]
1982 - Bauhaus [EP - King In the Eye]
1982 - Cocteau Twins [Garlands]
1982 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Lullabies]
1982 - Killing Joke [Revelations]
1982 - Killing Joke [EP - Birds of a Feather]
1982 - Sex Gang Children [EP - Beasts]
1982 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [A Kiss In the Dreamhouse]
1982 - The Birthday Party [Junkyard]
1982 - The Cure [Pornography]
1982 - The Cure [EP - A Single]
1982 - The Danse Society [Seduction]
1982 - Theatre of Hate [EP - Long Live the Past]
1982 - Tones on Tail [EP - Tones on Tail]
1982 - UK Decay [EP - Rising From the Dread]
1982 - Virgin Prunes [...If I Die, I Die]
1982 - Virgin Prunes [Heresie]
1983 - 45 Grave [Sleep In Safety]
1983 - Alien Sex Fiend [The Lewd, The Mad, The Ugly, and Old Nik Cassette]
1983 - Alien Sex Fiend [Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain]
1983 - And Also the Trees [EP - Shantell]
1983 - Bauhaus [Burning From the Inside]
1983 - Bauhaus [EP - Bauhaus]
1983 - Clan of Xymon [Subsequent Pleasures]
1983 - Cocteau Twins [Head Over Heels]
1983 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Peppermint Pig]
1983 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Sunburst and Snowblind]
1983 - Death Cult [EP - Death Cult]
1983 - Flesh For Lulu [EP - Roman Candle]
1983 - Gene Loves Jezebel [Promise]
1983 - Killing Joke [Fire Dances]
1983 - Sex Gang Children [Song and Legend]
1983 - Sex Gang Children [EP - Sebastiane]
1983 - Skeletal Family [EP - Trees]
1983 - The Birthday Party [EP - The Bad Seed]
1983 - The Birthday Party [EP - Mutiny]
1983 - The Creatures [Feast]
1983 - The Danse Society [Heaven Is Waiting]
1983 - The Sisters of Mercy [EP - The Reptile House]
1983 - The Southern Death Cult [EP - The Southern Death Cult]
1983 - This Mortal Coil [EP - Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust]
1983 - Tones on Tail [EP - Burning Skies]
1983 - Xmal Deutschland [Fetisch]
1984 - 45 Grave [EP - What Is 45 Grave? A Tale of A Strange Phenomena]
1984 - Alien Sex Fiend [Acid Bath]
1984 - And Also the Trees [And Also the Trees]
1984 - Christian Death [Catastrophe Ballet]
1984 - Cocteau Twins [Treasure]
1984 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 7"]
1984 - Cocteau Twins [EP - The Spangle Maker 12"]
1984 - Dead Can Dance [Dead Can Dance]
1984 - Dead Can Dance [EP - Garden of the Arcane Delights]
1984 - Flesh For Lulu [Flesh For Lulu]
1984 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [Hyaena]
1984 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [EP - The Thorn]
1984 - Skeletal Family [Burning Oil]
1984 - Skeletal Family [EP - Recollect]
1984 - The Cult [Dreamtime]
1984 - The Cure [The Top]
1984 - The March Violets [Natural History]
1984 - This Mortal Coil [It'll End in Tears]
1984 - This Mortal Coil [EP - Kangaroo/It'll End in Tears]
1984 - Tones on Tail [Pop]
1984 - Xmal Deutschland [Tocsin]
1985 - Alien Sex Fiend [Maximum Security]
1985 - Christian Death [Ashes]
1985 - Clan of Xymon [Clan of Xymon]
1985 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Aikea-Guinea]
1985 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Tiny Dynamite]
1985 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Echoes In a Shallow Bay]
1985 - Dead Can Dance [Spleen and Ideal]
1985 - Flesh For Lulu [Big Fun City]
1985 - Flesh For Lulu [EP - Blue Sisters Swing]
1985 - Gene Loves Jezebel [Immigrant]
1985 - Killing Joke [Night Time]
1985 - Love and Rockets [Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven]
1985 - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry [Talk About the Weather]
1985 - Skeletal Family [Futile Combat]
1985 - The Birthday Party [It's Still Living]
1985 - The Cult [Love]
1985 - The Cure [The Head On the Door]
1985 - The Cure [EP - Half An Octopuss]
1985 - The Jesus and Mary Chain [Psychocandy]
1985 - The Sisters of Mercy [First and Last and Always]
1985 - The March Violets [Electric Shades]
1986 - Alien Sex Fiend [It The Album]
1986 - And Also the Trees [Virus Meadow]
1986 - Clan of Xymon [Medusa]
1986 - Cocteau Twins [Victorialand]
1986 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Love's Easy Tears]
1986 - Gene Loves Jezebel [Discover]
1986 - Killing Joke [Brighter Than a Thousand Suns]
1986 - Love and Rockets [Express]
1986 - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry [Paint Your Wagon]
1986 - Screams For Tina [EP - Strobelight Funeral]
1986 - Siouxsie and The Banshees [Tinderbox]
1986 - Skeletal Family [Ghosts]
1986 - The Cure [EP - Quadpus]
1986 - The Danse Society [Looking Through]
1986 - The Jesus and Mary Chain [EP - Some Candy Talking]
1986 - The Mission [God's Own Medicine]
1986 - This Mortal Coil [Filligree & Shadow]
1986 - This Mortal Coil [EP - Come Here My Love/Drugs 10"]
1986 - Virgin Prunes [The Moon Looked Down and Laughed]
1987 - Alien Sex Fiend [Here Cum Germs]
1987 - Dead Can Dance [Within the Realm of A Dying Sun]
1987 - Fields of The Nephilim [Dawnrazor]
1987 - Love and Rockets [Earth, Sun, Moon]
1987 - Pink Turns Blue [If Two Worlds Kiss]
1987 - The Cult [Electric]
1987 - The Cure [Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me]
1987 - The Jesus and Mary Chain [Darklands]
1987 - The Sisters of Mercy [Floodland]
1987 - Xmal Deutschland [Viva]
1988 - Cocteau Twins [Blue Bell Knoll]
1988 - Cocteau Twins [EP - Carolyn's Fingers]
1988 - Dead Can Dance [The Serpent's Egg]
1988 - Fields of The Nephilim [The Nephilim]
1988 - Ghost Dance [Gathering Dust]
1988 - Pink Turns Blue [Meta]
1988 - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry [Nothing Wrong]
1988 - The Mission [Children]
1989 - Ghost Dance [Stop the World]
1989 - Love and Rockets [Love and Rockets]
1989 - Love Like Blood [Flags of Revolution]
1989 - Lycia [Wake]
1989 - The Creatures [Boomerang]
1989 - The Cult [Sonic Temple]
1989 - The Cure [Disintegration]
1989 - Xmal Deutschland [Devils]
1989 - Xymon [Twist of Shadows]
1990 - Dead Can Dance [Aion]
1990 - Pink Turns Blue [Eremite]
1990 - The Wake [The Wake]
 

vivisectvi

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

The Chameleons - Swamp Thing

I don't know if many people consider the Chameleons (UK) to be "goth" but if post-punk bands like Joy Division are in, then I'd definitely have these guys in too.
 
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Oh God, I love "Strange Days." The Chameleons other albums are solid, but that one is so fucking great.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Bumping this thread for some random stuff... A lot of recent Goth acts have morphed closer to the Industrial realm so there's a lot of bleedthrough IMO.

Skinny Puppy - Assimilate Just the song but their song "Dig It" directly influenced Trent Reznor in making songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYC5VFuiblU

Android Lust - Stained They have an official video but I prefer the weird artwork of this one...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTylmJc3ZQ

KMFDM - Naive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5ip04dVZo

The Legendary Pink Dots - Love Puppets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn-8TC79lBM

Coil - Slur Just the song...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suPBuuLCbUk
 

vivisectvi

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Shocked to see a Skinny Puppy reference at TRTSM!
 

Alfie

Alfie
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Pretty interesting video for the two and a half of you who may care

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoodNwr7RZE
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Harley Quinn said:
Bumping this thread for some random stuff... A lot of recent Goth acts have morphed closer to the Industrial realm so there's a lot of bleedthrough IMO.

Skinny Puppy - Assimilate Just the song but their song "Dig It" directly influenced Trent Reznor in making songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYC5VFuiblU
Also of note regarding NIN/SP: Trent Reznor and Skinny Puppy vocalist Nivek Ogre worked together in "industrial super group" Pigface. Here they are performing "SUCK":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl9_enhs9ro
 

Alfie

Alfie
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqaXfFJD9c
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Great track, Alfie!

Another one I love from that album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDduSL15nQ
 

Alfie

Alfie
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

I'm using my fingers instead of words
 

Alfie

Alfie
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

I would wish I could find a studio version of this song if it didn't sound so professional anyway. I couldn't even tell this was a Peel session until someone pointed it out to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3nFVw68Uy8
 
Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

If I may

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zGrJV4PGI0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDHyoJIUtA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytoXrheqZbg

Coil are one of my fave groups of all time. Easily the best Industrial one of all time.
 

AboveAverage484

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyZPvJHcumI
 

HarleyQuinn

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Re: Time to Slit Wrists and Write Dark Poetry: Gothic Rock/Gothic Metal Thread

Continuing the fun with more variation... earlier we kicked things off with the heavy, Industrial emphasized keyboard-synths/bass style of Gothic music so let's bounce back to the 'prototypical' guitar punkish dark side of what initially encapsulated what it meant to be Gothic Rock.

You can instantly see the 'Goth' aspect of these songs but also the differentiation of styles and genres from the prior post of mine too. I liken Gothic Rock/music a lot to Grunge in that it's an all-encompassing label while representing pretty vast and varied styles within the umbrella.

Gothic Rock basically traces its roots from: Post-Punk, darker Dance/Club, Proto-Industrial/Industrial, and Dream Pop/Ethereal Rock. I'll probably do another post later on covering more of the dream pop/dance aspect.

Bauhaus - Passion of Lovers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVSG3Fg0O7A

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Candyman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVrlwJ4f-QI

The Cure - A Forest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGT4V6JmINA

The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obzPPeHgHRQ

Gene Loves Jezebel - Upstairs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTRppMeBaOc
 

Alfie

Alfie
Many would be surprised by how typical of early goth this song and video really are

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5I2vEcVC_I
 

HarleyQuinn

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There's a lot of great little unexplored/unknown Goth Rockish acts that sprouted in the early 1980s and subsequently vanished after 2-3 years. Been using Discogs.com as a way to explore the earlier era.

Under Two Flags - Drown Inside (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUay892y7kY

The Midnight Choir - Leanora's Bedtime Stories (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwz9xfFp7nc

Specimen - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXjs859UdKI

Metro Decay - Κειμήλια (1983) Greek Post-Punk/Goth Rock(!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uCLpMnduaU

Hack Hack - Chambermaid (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBM7vaj2YV4
 

HarleyQuinn

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Some great stuff in this particular playlist! Very retro-throwback to the 1980s sounds too.


Boy Harsher – Pain (428K Monthly Listeners)
Lebanon Hanover – Living On The Edge (310K Monthly Listeners)
She Past Away – Girdap (153K Monthly Listeners)
The Soft Moon – Wrong (143K Monthly Listeners)
Drab Majesty – Cold Souls (124K Monthly Listeners)
Soft Kill – Wanting War (116K Monthly Listeners)
Tempers – Guidance (92K Monthly Listeners)
Minuit Machine+Hante. – Danger (33K+37K Monthly Listeners)
Actors – Face Meets Glass (64K Monthly Listeners)
Rendez Vous – Demian (68K Monthly Listeners)
Sextile – Visions of You (57K Monthly Listeners)
Velvet Condom – Samt und Stein (54K Monthly Listeners)
Linea Aspera – Redshift (56K Monthly Listeners)
Ritual Howls – This is Transcendence (49K Monthly Listeners)
Twin Tribes – The River (47K Monthly Listeners)
Geneva Jacuzzi – Squid Hunter (46K Monthly Listeners)
Selofan – Ist Die Liebe Tot? (37K Monthly Listeners)
Kaelan Mikla – Nornalagið (Nott eftir nott) (36K Monthly Listeners)
BONUS: Molchat Doma – Удалил Твой Номер (2M Monthly Listeners)
 
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