Re: Goth Music
Posted by Gene on 1/3/2011, 1:32 pm, in reply to "Re: Goth Music"
Actually I think your opinion is pretty much right on the mark. Goth has so many different people, punks, metalheads, classics, etc, and I spoke to a goth mother in her fifties who is deep into the scene and she liked the same bands I do. Nightwish for example is a power metal band yet they deal in vampire images, fantasy, biblical and other images with a mix of metal and symphony that is awesome.
Me personally, I was born into the Barnabas Collins realm and I grew up drawing haunted houses, skulls, graveyards, and liking black all before I knew there was a goth scene. My tastes went underground without any help, and mainstream people generally dislike what I thrive on.
Goths tend to listen to all sorts of things, as you say, so I think it's in the ear of the listener.
: Well,my personal opinion is, that goth music
: is the music that is being played and
: listened to by goth people. There aren't
: really any special rythm or way of playing
: that can pinpoint this or that as being goth
: Take those first generation bands of which
: you mentioned some. Those any goth will
: bring up as examples as goth music. Hardly
: any of these bands considered themselves
: gothic. Bands like Cure, Sisters of Mercy,
: Siouxsie and The Banshees, Fields of the
: Cure..well a few albums has a kind of
: etherical sound which may pass as goth, but
: way the most is New Wave. Sisters, AE
: himself considered their music heavy/metal
: rock. I think Siouxsie referred to her music
: as postpunk. Fields of the Nephilim is ..I
: don't know really. Dark country rock
: All these bands, with such different sounds,
: are all with no doubt classified as gothic.
: And I can only see one thing they have in
: common..They are all loved by goths, played
: and listened to by goths.
: I think the first bands who promoted
: themselves as being gothbands, were 2.
: generation bands like London After Midnight
: and The Rosetta Stone. It didn't sit well
: with the gothic community though. It is
: simply not a gothic thing to do. Any
: gothband with selfrespect, will deny with
: their dying breath, that they are goth.
: Even today it is still not popular.
: Promoting your new band as being gothic, is
: a certain way to lose gothpoints.
: As I said, this is my personal view. Perhaps
: others with a better musical ear than mine,
: can come up with a better way to pinpoint
: goth music, but as I see it..Goth music is
: music that has been deemed goth by the goth
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: I'm curious about something: When
: goth music I keep hearing the same thing,
: about The Cure, Souxie Soux and all that,
: and it strikes me that even though these
: were good old goth bands, they are from
: decades ago. I mention Nightwish and
: Midnight Syndicate to people and they like
: to tell me that stuff isn't defined as Goth.
: I'm merely curious as to other people's
: opinions, but since these bands involve dark
: imagery, sometimes of vampires, sometimes of
: legends and mythology, and purely haunted
: house imagery (Midnight Syndicate) I
: wondered what the difference is. I listen
: to these groups all the time, they are
: I'm curious why people are so hung up on the
: hard metal scene or why bands like these
: dont figure into the picture.
: Again, just my curiosity. I consider myself
: very goth, and these are among bands I
: listen to. :)