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Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:12 pm
by Levied Troop
Dave Vanian used to work at a cemetery in Hemel Hempstead and dressed as a vampire, although his habit of whistling Alice Cooper's 'Dead Babies' during his work possibly puts him in the vaudeville tradition rather than the gothic. Before he joined The Damned, he was in a band called Masters of the Backside which featured Chrissie Hynde dressed as a boy and whipping the rest of the musicians on stage with a cane while they played 'Gimme Some Loving'.

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:13 pm
by Bergil
You people are all old cos I don't get none of this, never had any goths where I were. And if there was one around it'd blatantly escaped from the city.

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:14 pm
by Bergil
Levied Troop wrote:Dave Vanian used to work at a cemetery in Hemel Hempstead and dressed as a vampire, although his habit of whistling Alice Cooper's 'Dead Babies' during his work possibly puts him in the vaudeville tradition rather than the gothic. Before he joined The Damned, he was in a band called Masters of the Backside which featured Chrissie Hynde dressed as a boy and whipping the rest of the musicians on stage with a cane while they played 'Gimme Some Loving'.


Bizarre..

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:41 pm
by General Paranoia
Bergil wrote:You people are all old cos I don't get none of this, never had any goths where I were. And if there was one around it'd blatantly escaped from the city.


They were all eaten by the Bronies

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:55 pm
by General Paranoia
Oddly enough I don't remember the actual term Goth being used in the early 80s. Mostly that sort of thing was referred to as "post-punk" or "sort of gothic punk" or just "punk". I guess the term got coined a bit later.

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:58 pm
by Hermit
I remember the term appearing in the late 80s and early nineties to describe those who were typically goth in look.

Steders wrote:various posts


:lol: Fucking pissed myself laughing at that lot. This place wouldn't be the same withouts Steders :D

And this forum could probably be described as goth as well with it's black and red look (after login).

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:09 pm
by General Paranoia
Hermit wrote:I remember the term appearing in the late 80s and early nineties to describe those who were typically goth in look.

Steders wrote:various posts


:lol: Fucking pissed myself laughing at that lot. This place wouldn't be the same withouts Steders :D

And this forum could probably be described as goth as well with it's black and red look (after login).


The fact that Duff has started wandering around the place in a fishnet vest and eyeliner really hasn't improved matters :|

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:24 pm
by Skipp
Hermit wrote: this forum could probably be described as goth as well with it's black and red look (after login).


According to duff that'd mean it was shit...

Anyway, black and red... Anarchist..Nuffield said.

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:51 pm
by THE Killer Bob
Levied Troop wrote:Dave Vanian used to work at a cemetery in Hemel Hempstead and dressed as a vampire,


The Captain and Scabies met when they worked as toilet cleaners for Croydon Council. Four years later I got a job working as a toilet cleaner for Croydon Council, and just like them I, er, ah, went to lots of Damned gigs?

Re: Are You A Goth

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:54 pm
by THE Killer Bob
Woodwose wrote:Oddly enough I don't remember the actual term Goth being used in the early 80s. Mostly that sort of thing was referred to as "post-punk" or "sort of gothic punk" or just "punk". I guess the term got coined a bit later.


Yeah, "Gothic Punk" was what people used to say. I guess it got abbreviated later.