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August 26, 2015 10:35 AM   Subscribe

A three-hour mixtape of Goth history - a selection of nearly 50 tracks of early-to-mid eighties Goth classics that goes a lot deeper than your standard Bau'd Hauses and Sisters of the Mercy. Part of the Secret Thirteen mixes, a series nearly 160 sets deep of interesting and offbeat sonic collections.

01. John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – Mrs. Alves [Varèse Sarabande, 1981]
02. Mighty Sphincter – Waltz In Hell [Placebo Records, 1985]
03. Skeletal Family – Far & Near [Anagram Records, 2001] originally released in 1985
04. Rehearsed Dreams – The Only One [Creep Records, 1985]
05. Myrna Loy – Sing Garden [Normal, 1989]
06. No More – Kalo [Wishbone Records, 1984]
07. Parálisis Permanente – Autosuficiencia [3 Cipreses, 2001] originally released in 1981
08. Kronstadt – Kalachnikoff [New Wave Records, 1985]
09. Abwärts – Beim Erstenmal Tut’s Immer Weh [Mercury, 1982]
10. Kommunity FK – Something Inside Me Has Died [Cleopatra, 1994] originally released in 1985
11. Birthday Party – Wild World [4AD, 1992] originally released in 1983
12. Brain Damage and Death – Revive [IRA Records, 1993] originally recorded between in 1986-1992
13. Cyan Revue – The Retire [Yellow Ltd., 1986]
14. Gina X Performance – Nice Mover [LTM, 2005] originally released in 1978
15. Blood & Roses – Enough Is Never Enough [Anagram Records, 2007] originally released in 1985
16. Limbo – Spiritual Night Fly [Spittle Records, 2008] originally released in 1987
17. Advanced Art – Black Roses [VUZ Records/Subtronic Records, 1995] originally released in 1988
18. Click Click – Mercy [Rorschach Testing Product, 1985]
19. Remain In Silence – Lonesome Hours [Fountainhead Records, 2001] originally released in 1985
20. Yell-O-Yell – Death Pirouettes [Creep Records, 1984]
21. Katharsis – Skeleton In Your Closet [Not On Label (Katharsis Self-released), 1988]
22. Mass – Ill [4AD, 1981]
23. Phaidia – Dead End Love [City Rocker Records, 1985]
24. Red Temple Spirits – Nile Song [Fundamental, 1988]
25. Public Image – Religion II [Virgin, 1986] originally released in 1978
26. Specimen – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [Jungle Records, 1997] originally released in 1983
27. Da – Dark Rooms [Autumn Records, 1981]
28. René Halkett & David Jay – Nothing [WEA Records, 1982] originally released in 1981
29. Voo-Doo Church – Eyes-Second Death [Second Death Records, 1982]
30. Vex – Sanctuary [Sacred Bones Records, 2014] originally released in 1984
31. Siela – Fosforo Rate [Dangus, 2003] originally released in 1994
32. Red Wedding – All Dressed Up [Bemisbrain Records, 1982]
33. Horsemen – Mr. Sunrise [Hommage Records, 2009] originally released in 1987
34. False Confession – Feline [Mystic Records, 1984]
35. Die Form – Deadline II [Metropolis, 2001] originally released in 1986
36. à;GRUMH… – Generation [Play It Again Sam Records, 1987]
37. Psyche – Black Panther [SPV Records, 1993] originally released in 1986
38. Janitors Animated – Drunkula [Mr Dusty, 1986]
39. Chrome – Anorexic Sacrifice [Cleopatra, 2008] originally released in 1982
40. The Nuns – Suicide Child [Posh Boy, 1980]
41. Unlimited Systems – My Bed Is Thorny [Schnick-Schnack-Tonträger, 1985]
42. Virgin Prunes – Deadly Sins [Baby Records, 1986]
43. Leningrad – Meatfactory [Animalized, 1986]
44. Marquee Moon – Don’t Go Out Tonight [Sub Terranean, 1994] originally released in 1984
45. Twisted Nerve – When I’m Alone [Sacred Bones Records, 2014] originally released in 1982
46. Paranoia – Dead Man’s Dreams [Rot Records, 1984]
47. Sinking Ships – Strangers [Dead Good Records, 1980]
48. Sleep Chamber – The Nun (Fetish Convent) [Inner-X-Musick, 1987]
49. The Product – Almost Afraid Of It [Dark Entries, 2012] originally released in 1984]
posted by FatherDagon (39 comments total) 88 users marked this as a favorite

 
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY TEENAGE GOTH HEART THANK YOU

*applies extra eyeliner at desk*
posted by Kitteh at 10:39 AM on August 26, 2015 [10 favorites]


05. Myrna Loy – Sing Garden [Normal, 1989]

But no, not that Myrna Loy. Wouldn't that have been awesome, though?
posted by wenestvedt at 10:41 AM on August 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


oh my god thank you
posted by griphus at 10:43 AM on August 26, 2015


I may have to change my music plans for the day...
posted by supermedusa at 10:44 AM on August 26, 2015


Achewood Completeness Quotient: Satisfied.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:49 AM on August 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


In your honour, I catch the bat! I release the bat! I take the apple from the tree, I take a bite! I throw it down!
posted by Shepherd at 10:53 AM on August 26, 2015 [15 favorites]


SPOOKY APPLE PICKING
posted by griphus at 10:54 AM on August 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


Gina X Performance – Nice Mover [LTM, 2005] originally released in 1978

Eh? Now I love Gina X and Nice Mover but unless I'm very mistaken she's "goth" only in the broadest possible sense of the word, which is to say, not very goth at all. (Though possibly just being German is enough to qualify her.)
posted by octobersurprise at 10:58 AM on August 26, 2015


Cool, hopefully I can find something of greatness in here. My love of goth when it works is matched only by my frustration at how thin a talent pool the genre seems to have had.
posted by Palindromedary at 11:00 AM on August 26, 2015


This is great. Thanks. And relevant to my interests.
posted by my-username at 11:03 AM on August 26, 2015


3-hour mixtape? Which company makes a 180 minute cassette? This doesn't seem possible - it's just beyond the capabilities of modern technology. I'll need TWO cassettes to enjoy this.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:06 AM on August 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


As these lists go, this one is excellent. Thank you!
posted by thatwhichfalls at 11:07 AM on August 26, 2015


It's always about the regional differences in dance Shepherd... We used to do the:

I take the apple from the tree, I take a bite, make a face at the worm in the apple, drop the apple, and kick it away!
posted by cirhosis at 11:15 AM on August 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


which is to say, not very goth at all

Chrome and PiL aren't exactly goth either but this is still a damn fine mix and Gina X's inclusion absolutely makes sense.

Parálisis Permanente!
posted by item at 11:15 AM on August 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is a great list.
1. I always liked Kommunity FK as a sister-sound band to Christian Death. They had that same romantic sound that Roz loved.
2. à;GRUMH were a crazy ass group that seeded or supported a lot of talented bands in Canada, including Severed Heads and Skinny Puppy.
3. Sleep Chamber is one of my favorite old school ambient-noise bands, along with Zewizz' more shockingly named Women of thee SS. Zewizz' put out such an insane amount of material that it's hard to keep track of, but most of it's worth listening to.
posted by boo_radley at 11:22 AM on August 26, 2015


Needs more Sex Gang Children.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:33 AM on August 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


And where is the Muslimgauze? I feel like I could do an entire post on the band and not scratch the surface.
posted by boo_radley at 11:33 AM on August 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


(The other mixes are really good. Oh, sure, I don't know who most of them are, which is why they are so interesting. Thanks for the link!)
posted by wenestvedt at 11:38 AM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


And where is the Muslimgauze? I feel like I could do an entire post on the band and not scratch the surface.

Boo, please do... I've got 19 albums in my collection and I'm *still* intimidated by the rest. Bryn was pumping out like an album a month until his blood went bad, it's ridiculous... altho I'm starting to think BLVCK CEILING's output over the last year may soon rival it.
posted by FatherDagon at 11:41 AM on August 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


The S13 page has a nice direct download (.zip) link.
posted by zengargoyle at 11:44 AM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


This will do nicely to provide a counterpoint to the Steppenwolf etc. that has been blaring from the shop floor all day (nothing wrong with classic rock, but man cannot live on The Eagles alone).
posted by Dr. Twist at 11:47 AM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is much more bettererest than the Pitchfork list.
posted by Foosnark at 12:29 PM on August 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


I do find PiL's Religion II an interesting choice. Not that I feel it doesn't belong but almost anything off of their bleakest album (Metal Box) or their actual stab at tribal goth (Flowers of Romance) might've been more appropriate. Still, good mix.
posted by item at 12:57 PM on August 26, 2015


Now I'm feeling zombified.

And speaking of, where's the Alien Sex Fiend!
posted by saintjoe at 1:07 PM on August 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


*steps on bug*


*answers telephone*





*sways slightly*
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:55 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


saintjoe: "And speaking of, where's the Alien Sex Fiend!
"

he lived fast
posted by boo_radley at 2:29 PM on August 26, 2015


Spooky windmills! Spooooky windmills!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:46 PM on August 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Needs moar Grave Babies!
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:24 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Needs more sacking of Rome!
posted by argonauta at 6:32 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Back in the day, I was more of a post-punk deathrock fan than a Goth, but I'm looking forward to listening to this!
posted by Squeak Attack at 7:09 PM on August 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


this is great. i was super skeptical going into it, but so good.

it's too hot out for my cape, but this is legit enough that i did burn my bangs when trying to smoke pot while listening to it. i just have to keep reminding myself that this isn't a Death Rock mix. i can't wait to subject my coworkers to this.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 8:16 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


where the heck is ex-voto and screams for tina let alone some aatt.
posted by locidot at 8:46 PM on August 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


it's too hot out for my cape

Drape yourself in a wide cotton voile scarf. It's still dramatic, but cool enough for the weather and will protect you from the dreaded sun. If it is thin enough to see through, you can wear it like a veil.

I'm a pro.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:06 PM on August 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


a lot of talented bands in Canada, including Severed Heads and Skinny Puppy.

Severed Heads are Australian (though, to be fair, were signed to Nettwerk, back when they signed electronic bands).

The frontman, Tom Ellard, is an arts/technology lecturer of some sort in Sydney, and has a pretty entertaining blog and Twitter feed. He's still making music (he released an album this year) and I believe is touring some of the Severed Heads material in North America this year.
posted by acb at 7:05 AM on August 27, 2015


Great stuff. I do love lists where I see a lot of stuff I don't know, right next to stuff I know and love. The Year in a Day 1977, and 1981 lists were similarly great.

And is 17-Seconds/Faith/Pornography-era Cure not considered Goth?
posted by jetsetsc at 7:48 AM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


acb: "Severed Heads are Australian (though, to be fair, were signed to Nettwerk, back when they signed electronic bands). "

You know, I knew that, and I still get tripped up with them being (having been?) on Nettwerk.
posted by boo_radley at 8:28 AM on August 27, 2015


Myrna Loy – Sing Garden [Normal, 1989]

Okay, this list cheered me up no end, which is good because I was feeling down.
posted by Mezentian at 2:19 AM on August 28, 2015


Damn. It's missing Captain Matt's Armada.
Does that seem right to you?

where the heck is ex-voto and screams for tina let alone some aatt.

I gather the list is trying to be as international and less likely to end up on some shitty Cleopatra tribute CD.
posted by Mezentian at 2:25 AM on August 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


big box, little box, big box, little box

pick a penny, put it down, pick a penny, not for you
posted by infinitewindow at 11:32 AM on September 2, 2015


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