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The Godfathers of German Gothic and the Ghostriders of German Gothic gave voice to lesser known acts of the punk-punk era. Collated initially by Schwarze szene notable band musician Jay Kay it was an attempt to collect the mainland European 'gothic' experience.

Five volumes were issued between 1994 and 2000 on Germany's SPV Records. The series has never been reissued, and although there is often little information about the various acts in English on the Internet (or in German), many of the songs have been uploaded to YouTube.

Godfathers of German Gothic (Volume I)

01. Calling Dead Red Roses - Calling Dead Red Roses
02. Marquee Moon - Don't Go Out Tonight
03. Printed At Bismarck's Death - In Scapa Flow
04. Asmodi Bizarr - Remember Dorian
05. Maerchenbraut - Weichet Wichte
06. Der Fluch - Betet Für Uns
07. Remain In Silence - Lonesome Hours (Live)
08. Invisible Limits - Thoughts
09. Deine Lakaien - Love Will Not Die
10. Danse Macabre - Wear Away
11. Sweet William - In Fear Of A Swirl
12. Malaria! - Tod
13. Chim Chim Cheree! - Remember The Rain
14. Chaos Z - Einsam
15. No More - Theme For Angels In Big Cities.
16. Cyan Revue - Frozen Fields (Alt Peoploids)

Godfathers of German Gothic (Volume 2)

01. They Fade In Silence - Misery
02. Stimmen Der Stille - Intro
03. Stimmen Der Stille - Warten
04. Stimmen Der Stille - Todeslied
05. Geisterfahrer - Schatten
06. Circle of Sig-Tiu - Virus
07. Marianne Rosenberg - Rhapsodie In Blut
08. Unlimited Systems - When It Rains
09. Hoodoo - Dead Paper
10. Aus-98 - Schwarze Raben
11. OHL - An Meinem Grab
12. Die Klopferbande - Resignation
13. Die Klopferbande - Appell 83
14. Die Klopferbande - Ritual
15. A Question Of Despair - Passion
16. Mask For - Cascade (alt Cuddly Chrystal Boy )


Godfathers of German Gothic (Volume 3)
"Dedicated to the seductive espirt of the European Female!"

01. Moloko + - Trance
02. Moloko + - In Meinen Taschen
03. Belfegore - Nacht In Sodom (Live version)
04. Die Unbekannten - Don't Tell Me Stories
05. Dress'd In Black - The Bridge
06. Matthias Schuster - Ritual IV (Remix), (Live)
07. Blue Kremlin - Wasserwüste
08. Holy Orange - Morella
09. The Electric Avantgarde - Cute 15
10. Mega Vega - In A Silent Night
11. T.H.E. - Once Again
12. Girls Under Glass - Bad Dream
13. II. Invasion - Graue Katzen
14. Lachende Seelen - Manchmal
15. New Trial - Heaven Asylum
16. Wasted Doom - Hijacked Plane

Ghostriders of German Gothic (Volume 1)

1 They Fade In Silence - Apologies (Live in 2008)
2 Moloko + -Fields Of War
3 Geisterfahrer -Am Ufer
4 Marquee Moon - Beyond The Pale
5 Marquee Moon -Prince Of Darkness
6 Asmodi Bizarr - Raum Und Zeit
7 Jay Kay -Wherever I Go
8 Jay Kay -In A Silent Night
9 Jay Kay - Feuer & Asche
10 Holy Orange -Pretty Baby (live)
11 Kema - In The Afternoon
12 Smalltown Boys - Lifetime
13 Tommi Stumpff - Niemals Mehr (Bonus: Massaker)
14 Circle Of Sig-Tiu -Schwarze Raben (Aus '98 - Remix)
15 Circle Of Sig-Tiu -Schwarze Raben
16 Circle Of Sig-Tiu - Dear Lord

Ghostriders of German Gothic (Volume 2)

1 Phillip Boa - Dance The Candican
2 Royal Depeche - Your Return
3 Software Excxess - Utopian
4 Marcie's Still Waiting - Unique World
5 Seven Hail Marys - Breach Of Trust
6 Leningrad Sandwich - The Plan
7 X Mal Deutschland - Allein
8 Days Of Sorrow - Mysterious Eyes
9 Sys Of Choi - Evidence
10 C.U.B.S. - Helicopter
11 No More - Caged Heat (Alt: Suicide Commando, Live)
12 Shizzo Flamingos - Final Calm (alt The Desert)
13 Glatze Des Willens - Sieh Gut Zu (Alt: Kein Abschied)
14 Variété Kontrast - Poussière
15 Parchment Prayer - This Love Lost
16 Camp Sophisto - Le Mépris
17 Stricher - Morgen
18 The Mask - Cruel Summer
posted by Mezentian (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is good.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:44 PM on August 24, 2012


Thanks for this post. I grew up a german goth kid, bit I never heard of most of these bands. Die klopferbande is awesome.

X mal Deutschland is also one of my old favourites.
posted by ts;dr at 5:34 AM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ausgezeichnet.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:11 AM on August 25, 2012


I'm guessing that that's a different Jay Kay.
posted by acb at 11:00 AM on August 25, 2012


Oh god yes, and Tommy Stumpfs Massaker. This brings back memories..
posted by ts;dr at 2:37 PM on August 25, 2012


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