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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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Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The (1989)

Iconoclastic filmmaker Peter Greenaway outdoes himself with this darkly humorous Jacobean fairy tale of eating, love, sex and death. The film boasts breathtaking production design,...

Atlantic City (1980)

A sweet and flaky movie about an assortment of down-and-outs. Lou (Burt Lancaster) is an ageing gangster who's scratching out a living doing some small-time...

Until Tomorrow

1 9 7 5 (Australia) 180 x 30 minute episodes Sub-standard and short-lived daytime Aussie soap from the Grundy organisation. Creator Reg Watson would go on...

Trammps, The

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the 60s as The Volcanoes and were also called The Moods. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's 1940s tune Zing...

Johnny Devlin

Johnny Devlin was born John Lockett Devlin on 11 May 1938 in New Zealand. Devlin's cover of Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1958) went to #1...

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Italian shockmeister Mario Bava directed this predecessor to Alien in which the crew of a spaceship lands on a "demon planet" (one of the movie's...

Baggy Pants And The Nitwits

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Baggy Pants was a cartoon cat based on Charlie Chaplin. Like The...

JFK (1991)

Oliver Stone's massive, three-hour JFK is powerful, compelling, brilliantly written and directed, superbly acted by a stellar cast of luminaries with courage and conviction, and one...