Where to start?
When Peter Hook announced that he, and his band the Light, were to perform a special one off show for the 35th anniversary of Ian Curtis’s death there was huge excitement. The tickets for the show sold out in under 10 minutes, and I was lucky enough to get a pair, and the chance to see Peter Hook playing the entire Joy Division back catalogue – all 47 tracks that they recorded and released – is a proposition to make any Joy Division fan salivate.
Another “best bands” articles, but, like this 20 best goth records article, this ones pretty good…
I’m sure Peter Murphy, a.k.a the “Godfather of Goth,” would want to see his band Bauhaus first on this list. And, the truth is, Bauhaus were actually one of the most brilliantly compelling and sometimes confounding bands to come out of England following that country’s progressive, glam rock and punk scene. They were a kind of decadent hybrid of all of that music, influenced by early David Bowie and Brian Eno (they released a fabulous single with faithful renditions of “Ziggy Stardust” and “Third Uncle” late in their career). There was makeup and mullets, but nobody wore them cooler.
Another “20 best” article – but this time (from me) the selections are pretty good…
It’s June, 1999, or thereabouts. I’m sixteen years of age. I’m in a nightclub for the first, perhaps second time in my life. The nightclub is called Spiders, and it’s located on the edge of an industrial estate in Hull. The air as my friends and I queue up outside is foul with burnt cocoa fumes wafting from a neighbouring factory. The smell inside the club is worse.