The five most important years in Goth music: 1983

cure_cd_japanese_1Part two of a five part series.

Just as Bauhaus was breaking up, a place in England opened up whose gothic importance cannot be overstated. Beginning in 1982, the Batcave intended to bring about a revival of the glam scene using bands more in line with T. Rex and Bowie. By 1983, it had transformed into the hub of gothic culture.

The Batcave became a haven for people who were tired of the New Romantic movement and up for something a little darker. Peter Murphy, Nick Cave, Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux were all regulars at the club, and eventually its rather unique culture began to get exported.

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