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Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Danse Society logo (part VII)

Danse Society was curiously an underrated act. They started as a Bauhaus influenced band only to display soon an array of great, dreamy sound-scapes that turned into great and haunting songs....
I repeat - they were great, they should have been BIG!
They formed in Barnsley, England around 1980 and through their short spanned early life (as they' ve reformed lately), they bore a strange symbol, that of a crown of thorns.

The crown of thorns was worn by Jesus on his final moments and in christian iconography it is often represented with the three nails of the cross. 
Danse Society used it from 1982 to 1985. The members of the band who reformed around 2010 decided apparently that this symbol represents them so it is again to be seen in their current websites, shows and releases.

Their first release to bear it was the 12" of "Somewhere" in 1983.
It was also the main motif on the cover of their splendid LP "Heaven is Waiting in 1984.

I recently discovered an a christian children's colorbook with this very similar depiction of the crown!

See how it's used today by the band on their website:


  1. You are wildly inaccurate here - They did NOT form in 1980. They were NOT Bauhaus influenced and they did not reform in 2010. It was later - Please check your "facts" before releasing them into the ether. PD - Still in regular touch with TDS members.

  2. Thanks for the corrections. I'll check my stuff and correct if I was wrong. Stay Goth! Cheers! Oh, send me some mail where I can contact you if u please.

  3. Hi, checked my stuff and I'm sorry but their official page confirms that they formed in 1980... As for the reform it actually happened in 2009 and not later as u mentioned... As for influences from Bauhaus... well that's subjectif and I am not the only one to claim that... Still I thank for your interest.