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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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Shag (1989)

This coming-of-age comedy set in South Carolina in 1963 has a seductive charm that sneaks up on you. The slender plot pivots on a weekend...

Roulettes, The

The Roulettes formed in London in 1962 and were recruited to play as the backing group to singer Adam Faith, in order for him...

Face the Music

1 9 6 7 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes 1 9...

March Violets

This rock band with definite Goth leanings was formed in England during 1982. Hugh (bass) met Simon (vocals) in Leeds, and the latter recruited an...

Proteens, The

The Proteens were a young Sydney band inspired by Sixties girl groups like The Ronettes and The Crystals. Their line-up featured three female lead...

Tich and Quackers

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) Ventriloquist Ray Alan presented the eponymous glove puppets - Tich (a small boy) and Quackers...

Tales From The Darkside

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) 92 x 30 minute episodes George A. Romero popularised the zombie. He also produced this syndicated horror anthology...

Famous Five, The

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) Based on the famous (excuse the pun) books by Enid Blyton, this series from Southern Television...