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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

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. After...

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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Gang of Four

Forged in the crucible of late 70s Leeds student politics, marked by a determination to think beyond the badly-played heavy metal that passed for...

Trash (1970)

This was arguably the first product from the Andy Warhol studio to resemble a mainstream film. It has a conventional narrative, with actors playing parts...

Shot In The Dark, A (1964)

The success of The Pink Panther  (1963) created a new comic favourite in the accident-prone form of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau, so a sequel was inevitable. But this...

Jim Callaghan

Leonard James Callaghan entered the civil service at the age of 17 as a tax officer. By 1936 he had become a full-time trade-union...

Clockwork Orange, A (1971)

Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Ludwig Van (Beethoven). Horrorshow fun for all the family, oh...

Wogan

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 1985 saw Terry Wogan - the King of Television (and Radio) - graduate to an...

Four Feather Falls

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) 39 x 15 minute episodes Sheriff Tex Tucker maintained the peace in Four Feather Falls, Kansas, with...

Point, The (1971)

This animated fantasy movie for grown-ups and children was conceived by singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson at probably the most prolific period of his career. Its music...