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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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Batman (1989)

American cinema box office receipts in 1989 totalled a record five billion dollars - Batman, Tim Burton's incredibly over-hyped adaptation of the DC comic,...

Thunder

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 12 x episodes This short-lived series debuted on NBC on 10 September 1977 and revolved around the...

Charters and Caldicott

1 9 8 5 (UK) Appearing initially as bit characters in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes in 1938, Charters and Caldicott were portrayed by actors Basil Radford and...

Teenage Head

Friends from an Ontario (Canada) high school formed Teenage Head in 1975 and released a self-titled album in 1979. It sold poorly, but 1980's Frantic City -...

Maybury

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) Patrick Stewart starred as psychiatrist Eddie Roebuck in this serial which showed that shrinks can often...

Huxton Creepers

Australian band Huxton Creepers formed while the members were still at High School in Melbourne, taking their name from a character in an obscure...

Damned, The (1963)

While on holiday in Weymouth, American boat owner Simon Wells (Macdonald Carey) is mugged by bike gang leader, King (Oliver Reed), found by two...

Pub Rock

The full story of Pub Rock can be read in Will Birch's excellent book No Sleep Till Canvey Island (Virgin). In it, the former Kursaal Flyers drummer recounts how...