The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock



From Joy Division To Nine Inch Nails And From Siouxsie And The Banshees To Marilyn Manson, Gothic Rock Has Endured As The Cult Of Choice For The Disaffected And The Alienated The Author Traces The Rise Of 80s And 90s Goth From Influences Such As Hammer House Of Horror Movies And Schlock Novels, Through Its Post Punk Origins Into The Full Blown Drama Of Bauhaus, The Cure And The Hugely Popular Sisters Of Mercy Axis Of Bands.The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock
  • Dave Thompson
  • English
  • 18 February 2017
  • 190092448X

10 thoughts on “The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock

  1. says:

    I had a lot of fun reading this one, it was just interesting seeing the history chronicled.

  2. says:

    Read this with the book club on Gothy Discord as our second book.It starts in 1977 with bands who were influential to the genre, but that I m honestly not very interested in But as it gets into post punk, I wasinterested It goes all the way up to 2002, but the further into the book you go, less and less is mentioned The first part 77 81 is about 70 pages, the second 82 84 about 50 pages and the third 86 2002 is about 70 pages As you can tell, he talks A LOT about the early few ye Read this with the book club on Gothy Discord as our second book.It starts in 1977 with bands who were influential to the genre, but that I m honestly not very interested in But as it gets into post punk, I wasinterested It goes all the way up to 2002, but the further into the book you go, less and less is mentioned The first part 77 81 is about 70 pages, the second 82 84 about 50 pages and the third 86 2002 is about 70 pages As you can tell, he talks A LOT about the early few years, but not very much later on which is understandable, but I don t really see why the 90 s and the first years of the new millennium was even included Probably onl...

  3. says:

    Oh my god, what have we done Once you get to the above quote you pretty much know what the whole thing was about in the beginning The thing is, there is a lot of information in this work Some of it held a stronger meaning to me, the other parts may hold a stronger meaning now if I d read it again This was above all a learning experience for me To know as much I could about my genre To know where goth was coined or how it became to life or what happened before it all is like having an a Oh my god, what have we done Once you get to the above quote you pretty much know what the whole thing was about in the beginning The thing is, there is a lot of information in this work Some of it held a stronger meaning to me, the other parts may hold a stronger meaning now if I d read it again This was above all a learning experience for me To know as much I could about my genre To know where goth was coined or ho...

  4. says:

    Really interesting history of the real Gothic rock of the late 70 s and 80 s The author does a good job of looking at the earliest influences with artists such as Iggy Pop and Captain Beefheart up to the early 90 s when the decent stuff disappeared and was replaced by the rubbish peddled by M Manson The best sections of the book deal with the early founders Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Damned, and so forth Lots of anecdotal stuff along with interes Really interesting history of the real Gothic rock of the late 70 s and 80 s The author does a good job of looking at the earliest influences with artists such as Iggy Pop and Captain Beefheart up to the early 90 s when the decent stuff disappeared and was replaced by the rubbish peddled by M Manson The best sections of the book deal with the early founders Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Damned, and so forth Lots of anecdotal stuff along with interesting analyses of the recordings The book started to lose me about halfway in At a certain point, the author shifts into an almost exclusive focus on two topics the battle of egos between the Sisters of Mercy and The Mission and the rise fall of The Cult The first topic focuses on two of the most egotistical artists in the mix Andrew Eldritch of SOM and Wayne Hussey of The Mission Originally both founding members of the SOM, they have spent recent decades in a...

  5. says:

    I LOVE THE OLD SCHOOL PIONEERING ACTS OF GOTHIC MUSIC I WAS AMAZED TO LEARN FROM THIS BOOK HOW MUCH IGGY POP S THE IDIOT WAS A INFLUENCING FACTOR TO SO MANY WHO KNEW

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