“Five Best Goth Rock Bands of All Time”

bauhausAnother “best bands” articles, but, like this 20 best goth records article, this ones pretty good…

Bauhaus

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.

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“20 best: Goth records ever made”

goth-bauhaus1Another “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.

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“Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman talks MMXII”

551815nIf ever there was a year for a Killing Joke album, this is it. Fearless front man Jaz Coleman gives The Skinny an in-depth guide to the post-punk godfathers’ second studio LP in 18 months. Fire up the kettle and strap yourself in…

POLE SHIFT

I think most people will be familiar with the concept of what a pole shift is, which has happened on our planet so many times. If you look at the historian Herodotus who went to Egypt and talked to the priests there, they told him that the sun had changed from rising in the east to rising in the west four times in their history; we’re due for another one.

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“Sometimes you have doubts and delusions and you go off the path a bit” Youth interview

youth 80sExcellent interview with Youth from Killing Joke.

Martin “Youth” Glover, known by many as the bassist and founding member of the influential Post-Punk band Killing Joke,  is also known as one of the world’s top record producers.

Norman B Skype-interviewed Glover at his home and studio in Spain.

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