GothCast Episode 28: Cocteau Twins

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This time on GothCast we’re taking on the fan-requested Cocteau Twins. While beginning with a sound more aligned with post-punk, they¬† quickly established themselves as talented musicians who preferred to experiment with more ethereal sounds.This is definitely one of the more heated arguments between the hosts as they each argue for their favorite releases.

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GothCast Episode 23: Joy Division

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That’s right! The time has come for a long overdue discussion about Joy Division. While not a gothic band, (their genre lies mostly in post-punk) there is no denying the influence the group had on the emerging goth music scene. We’re probably all familiar with the album Unknown Pleasures, but maybe this episode will shed some light on the other releases that came out before and after that seminal album.

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GothCast Episode 16: Spooky Movies for the New Year (That You Can Stream)

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As some of you may have noticed, we didn’t release a new episode last week. Unfortunately, we were just swamped between between the holidays and getting sick so we made the decision to take the week off.

However, we are back in full swing with a brand new episode. We thought it would be a great way to start the new year with another movie episode so this week we review three movies that are currently streaming on Netlfix (At least currently in America), and they are Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Legend of Hell House. So if you’re looking to add a little darkness to you’re new year, these are some excellent choices whether your looking for an obscure horror film, a classic film, or a new perspective on a great artist you will find something among this list. We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and enjoy this episode. Stay Spooky!

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GothCast Episode 15: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Part 2

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This week we take a look at Siouxsie and the Banshees’ career through the mid to late eighties, starting with A Kiss in the Dreamhouse and ending with Through the Looking Glass. This is where most people feel the band honed their sound into the distinct Banshees sound that we all know and love. Plenty of hits came from these releases, but do these albums hold up in modern times?

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GothCast Episode 14: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

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This time on GothCast we discuss a band that many people may have heard of, but most have never taken the time to listen to. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry are a band that are most well known for their album Talk About The Weather, but released a number of albums throughout the eighties and even one in the nineties. Does their work hold up as well as classics like In The Flat Field and Disintegration? That’s what we try to figure out on this episode.

As a note, our news segment this time is dedicated to suggestions for holidays gifts for the spooky person in your life. Hopefully it helps some of you out there who are stumped on what to pick up for the grimly fiendish ones you’ve become acquainted with.

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GothCast Episode 13: The Cure Part 3 – 90’s and Early 2000’s

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This week’s podcast is our third part in our ongoing discussion about The Cure’s expansive career. This time we take a look at the albums Wish, Wild Mood Swings, Bloodflowers, and The Cure (2004). This was the most difficult episode so far because of the nature of these albums. There is experimentation, critical success and a dramatic changes in the band during this time and it really helped shaped their sound for this era.

I also want to mention that this episode does have a slightly heavier subject for our news segment where we give our thoughts about the Sophie Lancaster murder and its effect on the subculture.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and opinions on any of the albums we discuss on this episode and of course, stay spooky.

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GothCast Episode 9: The Damned

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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.