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Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back on Black
     

Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back on Black

 
Focusing on the '80s, Cleopatra continues to document the history of gothic rock with this two-CD set. Progressing through the discs, the tracks get basically more obscure. Starting off is the pop-goth of the Cult ("Spirit Walker," similar to the "Skeleton Family" track), then on to the odd, desert goth of Theatre of Hate's "Do You Believe in the Westworld." Fields of

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Focusing on the '80s, Cleopatra continues to document the history of gothic rock with this two-CD set. Progressing through the discs, the tracks get basically more obscure. Starting off is the pop-goth of the Cult ("Spirit Walker," similar to the "Skeleton Family" track), then on to the odd, desert goth of Theatre of Hate's "Do You Believe in the Westworld." Fields of Nephilim adds riff-rock goth (&"Blue Water"). With sound ready to open for Psychedelic Furs or Modern English is March Violets. Truly unique is the bouncy, glam goth of Danielle Dax' "Yummer Yummer Man." The obligatory track of '80's goth kings, Bauhaus, is "Passion of Lovers." Other big names in the genre found here include Christian Death, New Model Army, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Gene Loves Jezebel and Alien Sex Fiend. Lesser known is a catchy cut from Sexbeat, "Sweat." Not that it is often that I see a goth move enough to sweat, but a good place to start is goth dance-rock from a Specimen 12-inch mix. Fun to sing along to, and rife with '80s era goth guitar, is "The Tenant" from Play Dead. Siouxsie Sioux, without any range, is the Anje Huwe, defining vocalist for X-Mal Deutschland. Promoting overt depression is Danse Society. Obscure and ruggedly recorded gems from Creaming Jesus, Bone Orchard, Turkey Bones, Ritual, In Excelsis, 1919, Into a Circle, Rosetta Stone, Salvation, Screaming Dead, Zero le Creche, Rubella Ballet, The Dark, Cuddly Toys and Actifed round out the collection on Disc Two.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/1998
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157037821
catalogNumber:
378

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bauhaus   Track Performer
Christian Death   Track Performer
Cult   Track Performer
New Model Army   Track Performer
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry   Track Performer
Alien Sex Fiend   Track Performer
Creaming Jesus   Track Performer
Danielle Dax   Track Performer
Fields of the Nephilim   Track Performer
Gene Loves Jezebel   Track Performer
Cuddly Toys   Track Performer
Danse Society   Track Performer
March Violets   Track Performer
Skeletal Family   Track Performer
Theatre of Hate   Track Performer
Xmal Deutschland   Track Performer
Play Dead   Track Performer
Rosetta Stone   Track Performer
Bone Orchard   Track Performer
In Excelsis   Track Performer
Ritual   Track Performer
Actifed   Track Performer
Turkey Bones & The Wild Dogs   Track Performer
Zero Le Creche   Track Performer
Rubella Ballet   Track Performer
Into a Circle   Track Performer
Salvation   Track Performer
1919   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Chris Reed   Composer
John Whitfield   Contributor
Andy Bruce   Contributor
Nik Fiend   Composer
Mick Mercer   Liner Notes
Yaxi Highrizer   Composer
Mrs. Fiend   Composer

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