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Thursday, April 05, 2007
Music Video Stream of Conciousness: Goth Edition
"This Corrosion" by the Sisters of Mercy. The album this song was from was my first "goth" purchase, from a period when the first wave goths had mostly outgrown their pretentiousness and Hot Topic wasn't around yet. So the Sisters had pretty much fallen into the self-parody realm. Or more of a self-parody than they always really were anyway.
"Kiss Them for Me" by Siouxsie and the Banshees. I still have an inordinate amount of fondness for Siouxsie and companies. Their music has held up so much better than that of their contemporaries. Of course, you can never be taken seriously as a goth band unless you have at least one song about a famous death.
"She's Lost Control" by Joy Division. Possibly stretching the definition of "goth" a little too include them, but Ian Curtis, if nothing else, certainly influenced many a goth band. This clip is worth watching, despite the wonky sound in bits, if only to see Curtis actually MOVING. I know, it's amazing, you wouldn't think it was possible. Joy Division always makes me remember this conversation I once participated in. "Hey, what do you call someone who likes New Order by not Joy Division?" "What?" "A poseur?" "But isn't that what we call Joy Division fans anyway?"
"Codo" by DOF. For my money, you can't get any better than this for a searing look at the hardcore, heavy German techno/industrial/goth sound. If you watch no other clips, watch this one.