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Old 01-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Sorry to break the chain here, but:

I'm not quite clear on what Goth Rock is.

Could someone explain it for me? I really am quite clueless.
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I'm not quite clear on what Goth Rock is.

Could someone explain it for me? I really am quite clueless.
Stuff that sounds like this:

Basically really dark, over-exaggerated and horror-like music.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Sorry to break the chain here, but:

I'm not quite clear on what Goth Rock is.

Could someone explain it for me? I really am quite clueless.
It's not the easiest genre to explain because a lot of the biggest goth bands sound fairly different from each other. But the most important frame of reference for understanding it is that, basically, a type of post-punk that embraces a certain aesthetic or set of related aesthetics. Despite it's reputation, that aesthetic isn't by and large about being depressing, it's usually about being kind of sleek and nighttime-sounding with occasional forays into campiness. There also tends to be a pretty strong David Bowie influence on a lot of it, which is probably it's most identifiable characteristic.
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I see...

Does it sound anything like ambient black-metal or anything?
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Basically really dark, over-exaggerated and horror-like music.
That's not really that accurate a description IMO. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is definitely goth but like a lot of goth it's intended to be tongue-in-cheek rather than really dark.
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Does it sound anything like THIS?

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I'm not quite clear on what Goth Rock is.

Could someone explain it for me? I really am quite clueless.
I don't know if you were referring to the collections I was mentioning, but it's just an easy to spot title for what's really good 80's Gothic music.

The clips below are perfect examples.
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No, not at all. It sounds like this:







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Dude, that's ****ing awesome.

I liked the Bauhaus one and I've always been a fan of Siouxsie Sioux.

I'm gonna start looking into this.
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It's not the easiest genre to explain because a lot of the biggest goth bands sound fairly different from each other. But the most important frame of reference for understanding it is that, basically, a type of post-punk that embraces a certain aesthetic or set of related aesthetics. Despite it's reputation, that aesthetic isn't by and large about being depressing, it's usually about being kind of sleek and nighttime-sounding with occasional forays into campiness. There also tends to be a pretty strong David Bowie influence on a lot of it, which is probably it's most identifiable characteristic.
In the early days, it was even called Positive Punk for a very short time by a few.
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