That's right! The time has come for a long overdue discussion about Joy Division. While not a gothic band there is no denying the influence the group had on the emerging goth music scene. We're probably all familiar with the album Unknown Pleasures, but maybe this episode will shed some light on the other releases that came out before and after that seminal album.
Monday, February 22, 2016
It's time to release the bats as we're taking a look at The Birthday Party (As well as The Boys Next Door album Door, Door). The band is most famous for being fronted by singer Nick Cave, but also featured the talented Rowland Howard and Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey. While their sound is most often associated with post-punk as opposed to gothic rock, their experimentation and abrasiveness have influenced many who make music that relates to the darker sides of life.
Monday, February 8, 2016
We decided to honor the late great David Bowie by taking a look at three movies starring the Thin White Duke. Two of these films have strong connections to the gothic subculture and the third is a slightly obscure yet highly stylized film about an alien. If you've been waiting for us to discuss the Labyrinth, then this is your chance to hear us ramble about our love of Jim Henson's masterpiece. Hopefully you find our opinions interesting and you might find a new movie worth checking out.
Monday, February 1, 2016
This time Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore take a close look at one of the most influential bands in industrial music with Skinny Puppy. Their aggressive sound has connected with many people in the goth subculture although their music is not reminiscent of gothic rock or post-punk groups. We hope you enjoy this conversation about industrial music's relation to goth and the first four albums that Skinny Puppy produced.