This week we are going to be discussing goth music, but more interestingly those sites of liminality and ambiguity where what we’ve come to know as goth music collides and makes love to pop and indie music. What effect has that had on culture and clubs both historically and today, and what does this mean for the future of the genre?
This episode comes out of my time on the Faction 6 podcast, and the episode is a audio representation of a descent into madness, the journey from joyful bliss to full mental breakdown, something that's been a theme in my life the past year.
Today's episode is about the importance of the post-punk movement to the gothic subculture. I'm including the start, the sound, and the death of the movement, but I encourage you to read Rip it Up and Start Again: The Messy History of Post PUnk if you want a more in-depth read on the major influences.
For you baby bats who want to understand why goths love to DIY so much, this episode's for you! You can find it on youtube, on gothic Amino, or likely on the Belfry Network, along with many other great gothic podcasts.