Phantoms: The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene Book Review

It’s a book, it has words. In this video I talk about those words with my own words. I think there’s a word for that…a review? Probably not.

Here’s where the book exists:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/mikey-bean/phantoms-the-rise-of-deathrock-from-the-la-punk-scene/paperback/product-1kkmzm4r.html?page=1&pageSize=4

A cool interview with the author:
https://post-punk.com/deathrock-101-mikey-beans-exhaustive-phantoms-the-rise-of-deathrock-from-the-la-punk-scene-book-is-finally-out/

Podcast Episode 62 – Christian Death – Valor Kand Part 2

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This reunion episode brings back Robbie Gore as the original GothCast duo break down some lesser talked about albums from the Valor Kand era of Christian Death. It’s one of the more interesting eras of the group as two competing versions of the band were releasing material sometimes within the same year. They cover the albums Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque (1990), Sexy Death God (1994), Prophecies (1996), and well…one more from 1998. This one gets a little strange, but that’s nothing new to this podcast.

Timestamps:
14:50 Insanus, Ultio, Proditio, Misericordiaque (1990)
33:51 Sexy Death God (1994)
55:19 Prophecies (1996)
1:07:28 What the hell is this album? (1998)

The EP Reverie by Robbie’s band Delving:
https://delvingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/reverie

Podcast Episode 61 – Samhain

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It’s time to rock with death again as Dr.Sanders and Cameron tackle Danzig’s project after the Misfits and before his solo band Danzig. A much beloved, but sometimes overlooked era with tons of reverb and songs that sometimes sound like they could be the theme to an 80’s slasher movie. You don’t have to wait for “November” to come this year because this episode is “Final-ly Descending” to the podcast world. They take a look at Initium (1984), Unholy Passion (1985), Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire (1986), and Final Descent (1990).

Timestamps:
7:21 Initium [1984]
20:46 Random Interesting Goth Stuff A.K.A. RIGS
32:50 Unholy Passion [1985]
41:03 Samhain III: November-Coming-Fire [1986]
56:05 Final Descent [1990]

Unboxing Vinyl from Cleopatra Records

Today on GothCast, a strange turn of events leads the ever curious Dr.Sanders down a winding and seemingly endless trail of self-discovery which ultimately results in the unboxing of vinyl records that had arrived from an establishment known as Cleopatra Records from a distance incalculable by modern humans. Was this fate? A series of random events?? An utterly insurmountable and deviously difficult task that will leave our hero with a lifetime of mental and physical scars!?? Well…I’m pretty sure it’s at least not that last one.

The things I unboxed:
https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/ministry-trax-rarities-limited-edition-colored-2-lp/

https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/the-damned-fiendish-shadows-limited-edition-colored-double-vinyl/

https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/hanoi-rocks-oriental-beat-limited-edition-picture-disc-vinyl/

Other things I recommend:
https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/the-damned-dont-you-wish-that-we-were-dead-blu-ray/

https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/corpus-delicti-sylphes-limited-edition-purple-black-spatter-vinyl/

Cleopatra Records Social:
https://www.instagram.com/cleopatrarecords/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/CleopatraRecords/

Podcast Episode 60: Skeletal Family

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There’s no bones about it, Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a trip to visit the family…The Skeletal Family. Specifically the era of the band with singer Anne Marie Hurst. They were “promised” a lot with these records and they hope their efforts aren’t “futile”. They examine the albums Burning Oil (1984), Futile Combat (1985), and the compilation Eternal (2016).

Timestamps:
6:27 Burning Oil [1984]
18:58 Random Interesting Goth Stuff A.K.A. RIGS
27:54 Futile Combat [1985]
41:12 Eternal:Singles, Albums, Rarities, BBC Sessions, Live, Demos 1982–2015 [2016]

Goth Thrifting – Crows and Sandmen

It’s strange that this is how I used to spend most of my free time and now I make videos documenting it. Well here’s part 4 and I honestly forgot I saw and bought most of this stuff. This video was interesting to edit because so much of this footage was from late 2019/early 2020 before all the craziness of the world.

My band’s new album:
https://open.spotify.cm/album/5dkFpJ…

Shirts and my band’s merch:
https://drsanders.bandcamp.com/merch

Podcast Episode 59: The Exorcist Series

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On this possession-filled episode, Dr.Sanders and Cameron are visited by three movies that lurk in the shadows. The Exorcist and the two sequels it spawned vary wildly in quality, but just may hold some great surprises for those who decide to venture into their worlds. Can you survive these horrific reviews of The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcist II: Heretic (1977), and The Exorcist III (1990)!? May the power of GothCast compel you!

Timestamps:
2:15 The Exorcist [1973]
31:09 Random Interesting Goth Stuff A.K.A. RIGS
38:58 Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977]
57:09 Exorcist III [1990]

Podcast Episode 58: Misfits – The Graves Era

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Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a look at what the Misfits had going on in the 90’s and early 2000’s. With the addition of singer Michale Graves and a series of new albums, what could possibly go wrong? They look at the albums American Psycho (1997), Evilive II (1998), Famous Monsters (1999), and Cuts from the Crypt (2001). There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this era and the two hope to cover the things most fans are curious about.

Timestamps:
8:33 American Psycho [1997]
34:08 Random Interesting Goth Stuff AKA R.I.G.S.
39:05 Evilive II [1998]
53:01 Famous Monsters [1999]
1:16 Cut’s from the Crypt [2001]

Podcast Episode 57: Misfits – The Danzig Era

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In this fast and frightening episode of GothCast, Dr.Sanders and Cameron take a look at the beginning of Danzig’s career as well as the birth of an entire music genre when they put the Misfits under the microscope. Horror punk may not be strictly goth music, but it’s certainly spooky and loved by many in the scene. They examine the albums Static Age, Evilive, Walk Among Us, and Earth A.D as well as the strange events and legal troubles that plagued the band.

Timestamps:
10:23 Static Age (1979/1996)
27:11 R.I.G.S. Aka Random Interesting Goth Stuff
33:35 Evilive (1982/1987)
44:29 Walk Among Us (1982)
1:05:19 Earth A.D. (1983)

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