The Very Definition

Maybe Goth started with Bauhaus singing about Bela Lugosi, the Hungarian actor who was buried with his cape. Spare music, that was neither rock, metal or punk. Early 80s, the Bat Cave. Other bands sensibly denied any connection with a term conjured up by a journo to mock, bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and the Sisters of Mercy,

Robert Smith and Adrew Eldritch brought a kind of grim truthfulness to moderm romance, while Siouxsie knew her fairy tales. What connected them all was that they could read.

Later generations raided the ancient and mediaeval cultures of every nation.

American Gothic



The legendary Sadie Cakes.