One of the most popular album associated with goth music, a pinnacle of effects laden sad music, a collection of Robert Smith’s tear-drenched jingles resulting from a midlife crisis…well maybe something like that.
Did you know I first started reviewing The Cure’s albums in 2015? I can’t believe it’s been almost 5 years. I think outside of the podcast I’ve covered a total of 2 (Three Imaginary Boys & 17 Seconds), but I’ve done different books and other topics relating to the band. I’m always hesitant to cover their albums because it’s such a popular topic and they mean so much to fans.
This week we’re discussing yet another classic gothic rock band, Fields of the Nephilim. The band has definitely had an interesting career and have had their ups and downs with members leaving, interesting side-projects and record label interference. Dr.Sanders and Robbie Gore take a look at their first four official albums Dawnrazor, The Nephilim, Elizium, and Mourning Sun while also mentioning some of the behind the scenes obstacles faced by the band.
In this week’s news segment we briefly discuss the death of legend David Bowie and our experience at a 45 Grave show.
This week we’re taking a look at a lesser known band called Rosetta Stone. They were active from the mid-eighties until around the year 2000 and were definitely influenced by the evolving industrial scene during the recording of their later albums. Early in the band’s career they had a very gothic rock sound that produced some very catchy and unique tracks, but does their catalog of albums include a plethora of hidden gems or merely a collection of average songs? Listen and find out what we think of the albums An Eye For the Main Chance, Adrenaline, Chemical Emissions, Unerotica and the live release Under the Rose.
Note: On this episode’s news segment we discuss and wish David Bowie a Happy 69th Birthday. The day after recording the episode, David Bowie unfortunately passed away due to complications from cancer.