“80’s Goth Mixtape by Simon Young” – an 80’s goth ‘primer’

cure legoSimon wrote the excellent review of the Cure’s Peel Session bootleg, and he’s now put together a mix (on Mixcloud) of 80’s goth.   Next time someone’s looking (or in need of) an 80’s goth primer, point them to his “80’s Goth Mixtape” – 80’s Goth Mixtape by Simon Young | Mixcloud.

Goth for want of a better description….. includes The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie, Sisters, Bauhaus, Cocteaus, Bunnymen, Nick Cave, PiL, Tone on Tail, Danielle Dax, New Order, The Glove, Bauhaus, Killing Joke.

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Houston mural includes Ian Curtis, Siouxsie, Robert Smith, Sisters, Pete Murphy and more

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Rene Fernandez paints the west wall of Numbers Nightclub, June 5, 2014 in Houston. Fernandez says each portrait takes about two hours. Fernandez is a regular at the nightclub, and the musicians pictured represent the music played on Fridays, Classic Numbers night. The full line up of musicians in the mural are Trent Renzor, left, of Nine Inch Nails, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Blondie, Joey Ramone, David Bowie, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Robert Smith of The Cure. Fernandez is creating the mural for free.

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The Everlove’s cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” used on Game of Thrones trailer

siouxsie_and_the_bansheesGame of Thrones is a big hit at G&A towers, but we didn’t catch the trailer for season 4 which has The Everlove’s “moody” cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees‘ “Cities in Dust”.  The production is definitely moody, but the song itself doesn’t really seem to have any edge.   Shame.

For fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones , the countdown to its Season Four premier was downright excruciating, exciting and exhausting.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees to reissue ‘Hong Kong Garden’ on double 7-inch vinyl

siouxsie-sioux-in-a-hong-kong-garden SMALLSiouxsie and the Banshees will commemorate the group’s 1978 debut single “Hong Kong Garden” next month with a limited-edition double 7-inch reissue of the song that will include the original A- and B-sides on one record, and the version from Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” film and the recording of “Voices” from 1984′s The Thorn EP on the second record.

Due out April 7 via Universal Music, the single will be available from “all good record shops, Amazon and other online stores,” according to the band. Pre-orders are now being taken through Universal’s online shop, with the first 100 purchases coming with a free 18-inch by 12-inch poster.

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Mick Mercer’s new radio show

mick mercerMick Mercer is, among other things, a goth legend, notably for chronicling of the goth and alternative scenes from the beginning through to present day (see the excellent “Gothic Rock” book below… and see all of Mick’s books here on Lulu).

Anyway, Mick recently launched a radio show described as “Gothic, Post-Punk and Punk, every Sunday night. An International perspective, with new bands galore alongside classics and curios.”

Facebook: Mick Mercer Radio.

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