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GothCast Episode 5: The Cure- Part 2 – Mid to Late 80’s

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In this episode we continue our review of the The Cure’s career as we discuss the trajectory of their music over the course of the mid to late eighties. We begin by our review with The Top [1984] and end with Disintegration [1989]. This half of the decade was a huge critical and commercial success for the band and generated many hits that are still popular on modern radio today. It was also a time where the band was defining their signature sound that many think of when discussing The Cure.

The Cure Tour

The Cure have announced that they will be doing a twenty-five date tour of North America. LA, Chicago, and NYC have been the first three dates announced. They will be playing Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22nd, Chicago at the UIC Pavillion on June 10th, and New York City at Madison Square Garden on June 18th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting October 9th at 10AM. Dr. Sanders and I will be trying to get tickets and we encourage you to do the same as this is a rare occasion and one certainly worth seeing. Hopefully, we might see some of you there.

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GothCast Episode 4: Gothic Cinema – Blade Runner, The Crow, and Let the Right One In

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This week, we decided to change gears a little bit and do a film review episode. There is no denying that cinema has played a massively influential role in gothic music, fashion, and the entire subculture. Subsequently, we wanted to pay respect to three of our favorite films associated with gothic subculture. In this particular episode we take a look at Blade Runner [1982], The Crow [1994], and Let the Right One [2008]. This is probably one of the only episodes where Dr Sanders and I (Robbie Gore) don’t completely disagree on everything.

GothCast Episode 3: Bauhaus

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In this week’s episode of GothCast, we discuss the career of one of Gothic Rock’s most influential artists, Bauhaus. One of the first band’s associated with the term “gothic rock”, Bauhaus took their music into a much darker direction than most bands of the time. Their debut album In The Flat Field is still considered a classic, does the same hold true for their other releases? In this episode we take a look at each of their studio albums, live releases, and of course the single Bela Lugosi’s Dead.

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus at the Monty Bar

Here at GothCast we are excited to bring some unexpected news. It has been some time since any members of Bauhaus have made any appearances in the media. However, as long-time fans of Bauhaus, we are excited to announce that Lethal Amounts will be hosting a Halloween party on October 30th which will be DJ’d by none other than Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins. The event will take place at the Monty Bar in Los Angeles. You can count on us being there and we hope to see you as well. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Details can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/883907398366313/

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GothCast Episode 2: The Sisters of Mercy

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It’s time to talk about the always controversial Sisters Of Mercy. We discuss each of their studio releases from First and Last and Always to Vision Thing and even their compilations albums from the nineties. The Sisters are a band hard to disassociate from front-man Andrew Eldritch and the discussion does delve into his infamous decisions throughout the band’s career. We hope you enjoy this at times very heated discussion.

Timestamps:
3:15 First And Last And Always
20:58 News Segment
27:11 Floodland
43:21 Vision Thing
53:52 Some Girls Wander By Mistake
55:12 A Slight Case Of Overbombing

GothCast Episode 1: The Cure- Beginnings

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On the first episode of GothCast we take a look at the beginnings of The Cure. We discuss their albums Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography. These first albums show a wide range of sounds and tremendous growth in a short amount of time. Listen to find out what we thought about these classic albums.

Timestamps:
2:40 Three Imaginary Boys
13:08 News Segment
21:19 Seventeen Seconds
33:55 Faith
44:36 Pornography

Siousxie Sioux and Hannibal Lector

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Souisxie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees has just composed a song for the season 3 finale of the hit series Hannibal. This is the first song to be released by Sioux in eight years. The song is refreshingly good and represents a mature release from the mother of proto-goth. It is not often that after such a long gap in any musical artists career that they can return with a piece of work with is both enjoyable and represents a mature evolution in the arc of their development, especially so late in their career. We hope that their will be more to come from Souisxie Sioux as this song really caught our attention. To hear us talk more about Sioux’s return to the music scene, be sure to listen to the first episode of our podcast.

Check out the song here: http://youtu.be/QodPtK1tpXc