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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 -...

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...

Sex Gang Children/Andi Sex Gang

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

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. They...

Christian Death

Goth's unlikely tendency to flourish in the world's sunniest places could be said to start with the debut album, Only Theatre Of Pain (1982), from Los...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Pseudo Echo

Pseudo Echo was the first unrecorded band to appear on the influential Australian national music TV show, Countdown. They performed Listening in late 1983 and the song...

Pop Quiz

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 47 x 30 minute episodes This Saturday evening quiz show was hosted by Radio 1 DJ Mike...

Hair

Elvis may have been known as "The Pelvis" but his big pompadour hairdo was just as famous as his swivelling hips (it just didn't make that neat...

Angel Street

1 9 9 2 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Detectives Anita King (Robin Givens) and Dorothy Paretsky (Pamela Gidley) are attached to the Homicide Division of...

Wonderful Life (1964)

After losing his job as an entertainer on a cruise ship, Johnnie (Cliff Richard) and his backing band (The Shadows) are cast away on a...

Kansas

  Steve Walsh Vocals, keyboards Kerry Livgren Guitar, keyboards, vocals Robby Steinhardt Violin, vocals Rich Williams Guitar, vocals Dave Hope Bass, vocals Phil Ehart Drums, vocals John Elefante Vocals, keyboards Steve Morse Guitar Billy Greer Bass

Carry On Camping (1968)

Carry On Camping has no plot to speak of - it is simply a collection of familiar eccentrics going on a camping holiday. But when Sid...

Interior Design in the 1950s

The suburban spread in the 1950s predictably led to fads in home decorating and design. Interior white woodwork was in and out again by 1950,...