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Alien Sex Fiend

The tabloid idea of what Goths are supposed to look like, Alien Sex Fiend were the demented brain-spawn of flamboyant Batcave employee Nik Fiend...

All About Eve

This London quartet featured the rather lovely - and often multi-tracked - voice of Coventry-born music journalist Julianne Regan (an early bassist in Gene Loves...

Bauhaus

Bauhaus were the founding fathers of Goth-rock, creating a minimalist, gloomy style of post-punk, driven by jagged guitars and cold, metallic synthesizers. Throughout their brief career,...

Fields of The Nephilim

Though there is room for everybody in life's rich musical pageant, most people with ears drew the line at Fields of The Nephilim. Their self-financed...

Flesh For Lulu

Formed in Brixton, London, in 1982, Flesh For Lulu brought a warmer rock sound to Goth. No doomy vocals or icy guitar sound -...

Gene Loves Jezebel

Identical twins Jay (John) and Mike Aston enjoyed cult appeal as Gene Loves Jezabel in the UK goth community but achieved greater success in America. The...

Goth

"Bela Lugosi's dead, undead, undead..." intoned Peter Murphy on the single that released a new genre - not to mention a fair scattering of...

Rose of Avalanche

This Leeds-based goth-tinged band revolved around Phil Morris (vocals) and Paul James Berry (guitar), with the remainder of the line-up prone to frequent change. After...

Sex Gang Children

They may have been Goth, but unlike such lugubrious peers as Sisters Of Mercy and All About Eve, at least Leeds' Sex Gang Children had a sparky...

Sisters Of Mercy

These Leeds second-wavers (named after a track from 1968's Songs Of Leonard Cohen) formed in 1980 and became the sour face of Goth four...

Spear Of Destiny

Barely six months after the demise of Theatre of Hate, Kirk Brandon was braving it on stage in Manchester with a new band, a new...

Theatre of Hate

After the band broke-up, Billy Duffy moved on to The Cult while Brandon and Stammers formed Spear Of Destiny. Kirk Brandon VocalsBilly Duffy GuitarStan Stammers BassJohn Lennard SaxophoneNigel Preston Drums 

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French Connection II, The (1975)

John Frankenheimer's sequel to The French Connection (1971) may be less believable than its predecessor, but it's still a cracking thriller. Here, New York cop 'Popeye'...

Movies in the 1950s

" I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender" - Hollywood fought against the new medium of television with bigger stars and bigger...

Tenpole Tudor

Punk produced no more barking proposition than Tenpole Tudor. A bawdy troupe fronted by the garrulous Eddie Tenpole - a melodramatic thespian who claimed...

Death In Venice (1971)

Dirk Bogarde was at his finest as the dying composer rediscovering forbidden fruit in this dramatisation by director Luchino Visconti of the novella by Thomas Mann. Bogarde's...

Penny Loafers

In 1876, George Henry Bass created the G.H. Bass shoe company, and in 1910 he introduced the world to the elegant comfort of the...

Simon

"Simon's a computer, Simon has a brain - follow the pattern of light and sounds." 1978 was the year of electronic games, and none was...

Primary Colors (1998)

After five years of movies featuring surrogate Bill Clintons ranging from benevolent (Dave, The American President) to vengeful (Air Force One) to malignant (Absolute...

Vans

The colourful canvas shoe that caught a wave and rode in as a 1980s fashion phenomenon. Sean Penn's surfer dude character (Jeff Spicoli) in the...