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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 had a sparky...

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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Lew Grade

Ukrainian-born Louis Winogradsky moved to England with his family as a child, settling in the East End of London. Here he took up the...

Last Resort, The

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 15 x 30 minute episodes Stephanie Faracy played Gail Collins, a wealthy divorcee trying to cut it...

Harris Against the World

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Jack Klugman portrayed Alan Harris in Harris Against the World, sandwiched in...

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

After escaping from prison in the Holy Land, Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) and his friend Azeem (Morgan Freeman) return to England, where they...

Ian Gomm

Ian Robert Gomm was born on 28 March 1947 in Chiswick, West London. Beginning his musical career in the early 60s in a band called...

Catapult/Slingshot

Young boys have always been fascinated with war toys, but most were just that: toys. No matter how fancy that cap gun got, it...

After Hours (1985)

Do you have days when nothing goes right? when you feel disoriented, when everything around you is strange and you seem to be living...

Davy Crockett Caps

Thanks to Walt Disney and his Disneyland TV series, the pioneer spirit of frontiersman Davy Crockett came into the family rooms across America in...