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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Starting point & top 15

Ok, lets begin...
My interest in gothic rock goes back to my high school days when punk and later, gothic bands provided me and a couple of friends with a new spectrum of excitement...
Years passed with endless hours of listening, hundreds of records and gigs, clothes, places, photos, dreaming and even my choice of studies (graphic design) been influenced by gothic and punk fascination with art and atmospherics.
Oliver Vaughan, Chris Bigg (4AD) along with Neville’s Brody’s work on vinyl record sleeves, haunted my walls and my personal work. I can remember that the first poster I ever did as a student, was a collage of xeroxed photos for Bauhaus’ live LP “Press the eject and give 
me the tape”.

“ all of earth’s surprises” – Love under will, Fields of the Nephilim

Now, so many years later I know Mc Coy was right when he sang this...
I still feel a strong attraction towards not so much the image, masquerade and paraphernalia 
of this kind of music but to it’s very essence. For each of us it may be somewhat different...
That’s why I bother to upload this blog.

So I’ll start with a cliche.
My top 15 LP’s of classic goth rock.
Please feel free to upload yours.
That’s what blogs are about.

 I think that compilations here are a cheat so I haven’t included any...

Red lorry Yellow lorry - Talk about the weather (1985)
Play Dead - The first flower (1983)
The Sisters of Mercy - First and last and always (1984)
Fields of the Nephilim - the Nephilim (1988)
Fields of the Nephilim - Dawnrazor (1987)
Bauhaus - The sky’s gone out (1982)
The Cult - Dreamtime (1984)
Dance society - Heaven is waiting (1983)
Killing Joke - Night time (1985)
March Violets - Natural history (1984)
The Marionettes - Ave Dementia
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox (1986)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - A kiss in the dreamhouse (1982)
The Mission - God’s own medicine (1986)
Dead can Dance - Dead can dance (1984)

That’s about it...
With no particular order.


* whenever someone sends a top something I'm going to upload it to this page too instead of leaving it to the obscurity of the comments...

SavaGeo proposes:

Killing Joke - Fire Dances 
1919 - Machine 
Leitmotiv - Carress & Curse 
Southern Death Cult - S/T 
The Danse Society - Seduction 
The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always 
Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside 
Play Dead - The First Flower 
Christian Death - Only Theatre Of Pain 
Cocteau Twins - Garlands 
Gene Loves Jezebel - Promise 
Virgin Prunes - If I Die I Die 
Skeletal Family - Recollect 


  1. OK, here we go:
    Killing Joke - Fire Dances
    1919 - Machine
    Leitmotiv - Carress & Curse
    Southern Death Cult - S/T
    The Danse Society - Seduction
    The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always
    Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside
    Play Dead - The First Flower
    Christian Death - Only Theatre Of Pain
    Cocteau Twins - Garlands
    Gene Loves Jezebel - Promise
    Virgin Prunes - If I Die I Die
    Skeletal Family - Recollect

  2. Creaming Jesus - Nailed Up for Nothing
    Play Dead - From the Promised Land
    Sisters of Mercy - First, Last and Always
    Fields of the Nephilim - Dawnrazor
    Fields of the Nephilim - The Nephilim
    Sex Gang Children - Song and Legend
    Southern Death Cult - Southern Death Cult
    Alien Sex Fiend ‎– Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain?
    The Cult - Dreamtime
    Killing Joke - Night Time

    Love yer blog :D

    1. Urgh, I mean 'Too Fat to Run Too Stupid to Hide' by Creaming Jesus. D'oh.

  3. Alright, nice blog!!! Good work mate, I enjoy reading it.

    So here's my personal top 15:

    ALIEN SEX FIEND - Acid bath (1984)
    BAUHAUS - In the flat field (1980)
    CHRISTIAN DEATH - Only theatre of pain (1982)
    CHRISTIAN DEATH - Atrocities (1986)
    COCTEAU TWINS - Garlands (1982)
    THE CURE - Pornography (1982)
    THE DANSE SOCIETY - Seduction (1982)
    DEAD CAN DANCE - s/t (1984)
    FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM - The Nefilim (1988)
    KILLING JOKE - Night time (1985)
    KOMMUNITY FK - The vision and the voice (1983)
    MEPHISTO WALZ - s/t (1986)
    RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY - Talk about the wheather (1985)
    SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - A kiss in the dream house (1982)
    THE SISTERS OF MERCY - First and last and always (1985)
    UK DECAY - For madmen only (1981)