Wednesday, December 23, 2015

E15: Siouxsie and the Banshees - Part 2 - Mid to Late Eighties

This week we take a look at Siouxsie and the Banshees' career through the mid to late eighties, covering A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982), Hy├Žna (1984), Tinderbox (1986) and Through the Looking Glass (1987). This was a time of solid releases all exploring similar but unique sounds that would solidify the band's reputation as one of the best Gothic Rock acts of all time. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

E14: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

This time on GothCast we discuss a band that many people may have heard of, but most have never taken the time to listen to. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry are a band that are most well known for their album Talk About The Weather, but released a number of albums throughout the eighties and even one in the nineties. Does their work hold up as well as classics like In The Flat Field and Disintegration? That's what we try to figure out on this episode.We discuss the albums Talk About the Weather (1985), Paint Your Wagon (1986), Nothing Wrong (1988), and Blow (1989)

Monday, December 7, 2015

E13: The Cure - Part 3 – 90’s and Early 2000’s

This week’s podcast is our third part in our ongoing discussion about The Cure’s expansive career. This time we take a look at the albums Wish (1992), Wild Mood Swings (1996), Bloodflowers (2000), and The Cure (2004). This was the most difficult episode so far because of the nature of these albums. There is experimentation, critical success and a dramatic changes in the band during this time and it really helped shaped their sound for this era.

I also want to mention that this episode does have a slightly heavier subject for our news segment where we give our thoughts about the Sophie Lancaster murder and its effect on the subculture.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

E12: The Lost Boys, Interview with the Vampire, and Queen of the Damned

This week’s episode of GothCast is another movie one, and it is specifically about vampire movies. With all the saturation of Christmas movies that comes right after the thanksgiving holiday, we felt like everyone could use little vampire lore to lift their spirits. Consequently, we chose to discuss three vampire movies which are very famous in the gothic subculture, and those movies are The Lost Boys (1987), Interview with the Vampire (1994), and Queen of the Damned (2002).

E11: Type O Negative

This week’s episode of GothCast is centered on the first part of Type O Negative’s career as we discuss their albums Slow, Deep, and Hard (1991), The Origin of the Feces (1992) Bloody Kisses (1993), and October Rust (1996). The band had a knack for the confrontational and seemed to attract an immense amount of controversy early in their career, but very quickly opened their sound up to a more eclectic blend of melodies. This is Dr.Sanders favorite band.

E10: The Mission

In this week’s episode we have a very lively discussion over The Mission (UK)’s career, covering the albums Gods Own Medicine (1986), Children (1988), Carved in Sand (1990), and Masque (1992). Initially working with The Sisters of Mercy, Wayne Hussey was able to break off and form his own group that released some amazing records over the years.

E09: The Damned

We know what you’re thinking… “the punk band?” Yes. “The Punk Band.” Actually, if you’re more familiar with this band you might not be thinking that because The Damned actually released some very popular gothic material in the eighties. Not only was it popular, but it was strong work which showed their ability to tackle a variety of styles and sounds with skill. In particular, their 1986 album Phantasmagoria, is a work of gothic art. So yes, we are talking about The Damned and In particular, we will be discussing their work from The Black Album to Anything.

E08: Siouxsie and the Banshees - Early Years

This week we discuss the ever influential Siouxsie and the Banshees. In particular, we review their first four albums; The Scream (1978), Join Hands (1979, Kaleidoscope (1980)  and Juju (1981). Aside, from being an extremely popular and beloved band associated with the gothic subculture, Siouxsie and the Banshees are personal favorites of ours and we wanted to start from the beginning as many fans may not be familiar with their early work. We plan to continue our exploration of the evolution of Siouxsie and the Banshees in episodes to come.

E07: Suspiria, Ed Wood, and Only Lovers Left Alive

This week’s episode is another centered around gothic cinema (or at least movies most goths would appreciate.) Sticking with our form of discussing three movies, we decided to choose some movies that we consider to be classics that are not as watched as much as some other movies that have been adopted by the gothic subculture. We decided to review Suspiria (1977), Ed Wood (1994), and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). We discuss the beauty and value of each of these films, any possible flaws, and their appeal to the gothic subculture. 

E06: Christian Death

In this week's episode of GothCast we take a look at perhaps one of the most influential bands in the deathrock scene, Christian Death. In particular, we discuss the album Only Theatre of Pain (1982), Catastrophe Ballet (1984) and Ashes (1985) which feature Rozz Williams as the lead vocalist. In addition, we felt it necessary to talk about Super Heroines in reference to Christian Death and the role they played in their formation. 

E05: The Cure - Part 2 - Mid to Late 80's

In this episode we continue our review of the The Cure’s career as we discuss the trajectory of their music over the course of the mid to late eighties. We cover the albums The Top (1984), The Head on the Door (1985), Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987), and Disintegration (1989). This time is often seen as the high-point of their career with a number of top singles, but do the records hold up today?

E04: Blade Runner, The Crow, and Let the Right One In

There is no denying that cinema has played a massively influential role in gothic music, fashion, and the entire subculture. Subsequently, we wanted to pay respect to three of our favorite films associated with gothic subculture. In this particular episode we take a look at Blade Runner (1982), The Crow (1994), and Let the Right One In (2008). This is probably one of the only episodes where Dr Sanders and Robbie Gore don’t completely disagree on everything.

E03: Bauhaus

Often considered the first full-fledged gothic-rock band to ever exist, Bauhaus is still supremely influential today. Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore take a look at  their albums In the Flat Field (1980), Mask (1981), The Sky's Gone Out (1982), Burning from the Inside (1983) and Go Away White (2008)  while also discussing few select live releases.

E02: The Sisters of Mercy

In this episode we discuss The Sisters of Mercy's career and what has led them to be one of the most popular goth bands of all time. We talk about their albums First and Last and Always (1985), Floodland (1987), and Vision Thing (1990) while briefly covering the compilation albums which followed.

E01: The Cure - Beginnings

This is first episode of GothCast. It spawned a seemingly never ending series of episodes in which Dr.Sanders discusses things with other humans. In this episode Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore discuss The Cure albums Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980), Faith (1981), and Pornography (1982).