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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 Jezebel 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

The first Theatre of Hate release was the single Original Sin in November 1980, which reached #5 on the UK Indie Chart. It was followed by Rebel...

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Breakout

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Neil Aspinall

If anyone beyond Brian Epstein and George Martin deserved to be called 'the fifth Beatle' it was probably Neil Aspinall. While other aides, such as...

Blood Beach (1980)

What's sucking sun-worshippers and concerned locals under the sand on a south California beach? Nothing more than a stock papier-mâché monster in this workmanlike update...

Charlatans, The

The Charlatans were the city slickers in residency at The Red Dog Saloon in Nevada in the summer of 1965. They mixed jug-band folk and...

Summer Love (1957)

The revenge of Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) as the Daley Combo takes the Order of the Bisons up on their offer to play a two-week gig...

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes opens where the original Planet Of The Apes movie (1968) closed. We find that not one but two spacecraft have actually landed on the...

Rookies, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 92 x episodes In contrast to producers' Spelling and Goldberg's violent S.W.A.T series, more humane methods of law enforcement were...

Water Rats

1 9 9 6 – 2 0 0 1 (Australia) 177 x 60 minute episodes This Australian cop show was based around the men and women...