Back in the day... England, early 80's.. I went to a regular little club that was full of goths, rockabillies, punks and general new wavers. All the music was just a mixture of everything. There was no music rule. Everyone jumped around to everything. I was a wannabe psychobilly dressed like a rockabilly; and my girlfriend was a gorgeous Goth with big black hair and white make up. it just didnt matter. Our record collections would cross over and overlap. I saw Bauhaus live several times, Souixie numerous times... while I dragged my poor girlfriend along to wreck to the Guana Batz and Meteors gigs.
I still listen to most kinds of music (to a limit, obviously), but I will always have a fondness for the Goth scene. There is a lot of humour behind the black and white make up and morbid lyrics.
I wonder what my gothy girlfriend is listening to now, 25 years later... will never know.
Tune in, we play lots of those bands,
also on I-Tunes radio under Alternative Rock
Jimi by Butthole Surfers? I love how it goes completely different almost pastoral near the end...
Or maybe I'm just thinking its goth rock because I listened to it at the same time I was listening to loads of goth :)
Heehee...and was listening to Rudimentary Peni, had totally forgotten about them gonna go youtube them now...
But my fave goth-y song is "Jack on Fire" by Gun Club