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GothCast Episode 10: The Mission (UK)

In this week’s episode we have a very lively discussion over The Mission (UK)’s career, beginning with Gods Own Medicine and ending with Masque. This is a band that many are somewhat familiar with in the gothic subculture. While their hits like Wasteland and Tower of Strength are widely known, albums like Masque changed their sound dramatically and aren’t as widely discussed as their eighties material. We hope you enjoy this episode, and remember… Stay Spooky!

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GothCast Episode 9: The Damned

We know what you’re thinking… “the punk band?” Yes. “The Punk Band.” Actually, if you’re more familiar with this band you might not be thinking that because The Damned actually released some very popular gothic material in the eighties. Not only was it popular, but it was strong work which showed their ability to tackle a variety of styles and sounds with skill. In particular, their album, Phantasmagoria, is a work of art. So yes, we are talking about The Damned this week and we are proud to be doing so. In particular, we will be discussing their work from The Black Album to Anything (which spans their goth years). We hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do be sure to subscribe to the podcast to keep up with our weekly episodes. Stay Spooky!

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GothCast Episode 8: Siouxsie and the Banshees- Early Years

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This week we discuss the ever influential Siouxsie and the Banshees. In particular, we review their first four albums, beginning with The Scream and ending Juju. Aside, from being an extremely popular and beloved band associated with the gothic subculture, Siouxsie and the Banshees are personal favorites of ours and we wanted to start from the beginning as many fans may not be familiar with their early work.

GothCast Episode 7: Suspiria, Ed Wood, and Only Lovers Left Alive

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This week’s episode is another centered around gothic cinema (or at least movies most goths would appreciate.) Sticking with our form of discussing three movies, we decided to choose some movies that we consider to be classics that are not as watched as much as some other movies that have been adopted by the gothic subculture. We decided to review Suspiria, Ed Wood, and Only Lovers Left Alive. We discuss the beauty and value of each of these films, any possible flaws, and their appeal to the gothic subculture.

GothCast Episode 6: Superheroines and Christian Death

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In this week’s episode of GothCast we take a look at perhaps one of the most influential bands in the deathrock scene, Christian Death. In particular, we discuss the first three albums of their career which feature Rozz Williams as the lead vocalist. In addition, we felt it necessary to talk about the band Super Heroines in reference to Christian Death and their role in the formation of Christian Death.

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.