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Goth Music

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Goth music is characterized by dark themes and a post-punk sound. Ask questions about the music and the adherents to the subculture here.

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The Goths were an East German tribe that was instrumental in the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the Medieval Europe. See the related link below for more information. Goth bands include: Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Birthday Party…
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Answer The history of "the wave" is an object of some controversy, but it appears to have started in Canada in 1980, gained momentum in the United States, and then became a global phenomenon at th 1986 World Cup in Mexico. See the Related Question for more details.
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People become very depressed and upset with their lifes. Maybe because of a big breakup or a fight with parents. They are very dark and alone and take the earth as a fantasy dark place. Truly, I believe its very sad and they need to get over it!!! You're an idiot and a fool (Person above me). Be…
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They're called "goths" not "gothics." The Goth subculture has all but died out now due to emo kids aka posers stealing their style.  I have to disagree with the person over me, since he's confusing emo with gothics.I am gothic so I know what it is.First: We don't always wear black. I actuall…
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Goth used to be a religion before Jesus Christ was born. correction: Goth was never a religion. It was a term used to describe two Germanic tribes: The ostrogoths and the visigoths. Another opinion: In relation to modern fashon, Goth is a style niche, just like "indie" or "emo". Goths have their ow…
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The gothic sub-culture originated from England, from the Post-Punk genre. Most wear Victorian and Medieval influenced clothes. There are two main notciebale styles of goth. The first is the 'Karma' Goth, who wears the gothic clothes but does not follow it as a religion. The second answers itself re…
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Jazz is very much about "doing your own thing". Therefore, jazz singers may be inspired by someone else's music and then do their own variation on it!
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Answer: goths wear anything hot and sexy that's black,purple and dark blue! as long as its not bright colours you are fine really I agree with the top statement. don't forget dark green. we also wear dark makeup. It's not always dark like we do red lipstick or blue eye-shadow etc...we don't always …
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To always wear black
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no! of course not! well if you where ONLY black and everything you where is black, then you are probably considered goth.
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a few i can think of off hand. (people please add to this!) The CureDepeche ModeEgo LikenessCruxshadows Voltaire Here's some more that are either goth or influenced by goth:Betty Curse (a goth/pop singer)The Divine MadnessThe Dresden DollsSiouxsie and the BansheesBauhausLove and RocketsTones on…
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One might argue that in terms of chart success, Evanescence was the most successful overtly Gothic rock bands. For longevity and influence, it'd be The Cure, Joy Division, or Bauhaus. The earliest rock band with a Gothic tone is probably The Velvet Underground."Arguably", Evanescence is no…
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You have to have the personality too. -------- the color of choice is black of course. common ascent colors include white, red, purple and blue, however what colors you want to use is up to you. styles include Victorian garb to futuristic things. spikes are common as are the use of flowers. most wi…
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Black expresses death, the macabre, and the unknown, which are often influences in gothic music, whether in seriousness or tongue-in-cheek.
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Goth is about being your self and not conforming with everybody else, to be your own individual person. Most Goths are very intelligent, highly skilled in literature, and are very creative in the ways of art and music. If you have ever seen a gothic person you would thing they are very strange but i…
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Goth originated with barbarians. Anything that was barbaric was referred to as 'goth'.
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There's no subgenres of goth, like many would have you believe, however certain bands within the goth genre have different tendencies (Killing Joke and Alien Sex Fiend lean Industrial, Fields of the Nephelim and Nosferatu lean hard rock, The Cure and Siouxsie and The Banshees lean pop). Simply put,…
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It honestly depends how you look at it. What does "goth" mean to you? It's not just wearing black and it is NOT shopping at Hot Topic, NOT listening to Manson,HIM,Evanescence, or NIN, and it is NOT about being a satanist. If you really are a satanist (as in you study the religion), then so be it. It…
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There isn't a write or wrong to be a goth or not. It all really depends on the music you listen to. Bands like the rasmus or slipknot wouldn't be classed as a goth band the rasmus is a rock band and slipknot is a heavy metal band. Whereas Siouxsie and the banshees or The cure are proper goth bands. …
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Gothic posers misconstrue the bands music as being Gothic Rock because Amy Lee herself is a Victorian Goth. Amy Lee may be a Victorian Goth but a person's sub-culture does not determine their musical styling. Saying that a band is Gothic because the lead singer is Gothic is like saying a group is Ra…
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That depends, some would say yes others would say no. Its up to whos answering the question.
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SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE A GOTH. A POSER. Someone who has a Hot Topic fequent buyers card and thinks that Manson is a goth singer.
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A modern Goth is a fan of Goth music, which is like Post-Punk except gloomier and somewhat mystical at times. Goth bands include Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Alien Sex Fiend, Cinema Strange, Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows, Corpus Delicti, and The Wa…
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The Goth you are familar with, such as 17 and 18 year olds running round shopping malls in all black, white face etc.. aparantly London. But there are deeper roots with Germanic tribes.... but that's a whole different story!!
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no you also have to wear makeup and dressing the part is good as well. and dye your hair
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I think it depends on the person-impressionable people might do anything, frustrated people, insane people might be encouraged...pushed over the edge etc.
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....The palawan song are >>>>baby, never let you go, firs dance, never say never, one time hindi ewh! ang palawan song yung hard as a rock, thunderstrike, bells in hell highway to hell, saka butsike!
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What does gothic mean in regards to the group of people? Here's where it gets confusing. There are things that many Goths like that are not gothic (Industrial or Classical music). There are things that are gothic that many Goths dislike (vampires, interest in death). There are things that some peopl…
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Goth is a culture, not a religion and "goth" as a whole has virtually died out, being replaced by other counter-culture groups like the emos, so there isn't really a "modern goth" culture to discuss. However, there are still a few goths running around and they can have any belief they want: You will…
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Goth style does not follow any specific dress code, but there are some basics that can get you started. 1. The traditional color for goth is black, but add any other color you want for interesting contrasts. 2. Well fitting clothes are most acceptable. Gigantic baggy bondage pants are generally co…
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Well first it is a stereo type that Gothic people cut them self (that is emo people), no they do not worship Satan, and gothic people are very out going but do act strange in they're own mysterious manner. To begin i do advise that you get a piercing but not one that is hidden because emo's have hid…
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Most people would not identify Green Day as goth yet I am a very gothic lady and I believe that Green Day is the best band in this world or any other! Do yourself a favour: buy a Green Day album or see them live. Trust me they are amazing, unbeleivable and the lyrics are so meaningful.
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The meaning of goth is often mistaken for being some form of 'mindset' are attitude, but this is painfully incorrect. Goth is, always has been, and always will be a music genre. (Bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Killing Joke, Nosferatu, a…
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Because some kids and teens are going through alot and the music sooths them and makes them feel like they dont have to conform to society. The fashion is basically the same thing. They just dont want to be like everyone else!
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Well, here's a list of old school goth (or related) bands: Bauhaus Siouxsie and the Banshees The Cure Rosetta Stone The Birthday Party The Cramps Southern Death Cult Virgin Prunes Sex Gang Children Gun Club Killing Jokei am ghostxodiack
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the same as everyone else , theres goths , ravers metal heads , people into the hip hop scene , psytrance ravers , heaps of stuff , Turkey isn't a backward nation , and we are free to listen to what ever we want
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What does gothic mean in regards to the group of people? Here's where it gets confusing. There are things that many Goths like that are not gothic (Industrial or Classical music). There are things that are gothic that many Goths dislike (vampires, interest in death). There are things that some peopl…
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He is not. He is punk/pop/rock. Though he does wear eyeliner (Some times) So do a lot of rock bands.
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The songs they listen to are mock recordings of famous goth bands (Bauhaus, seen as 'Blauhaus' in a poster located in the goth girls room), and an industrial band called 'Skinny Puppy'. Because of the misconception of death metal=Goth, a lot of people assume the goth kids from the show listen to me…
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Because the mainstream culture isn't too fond of the goth-subculture, so that carries over to their opinion of the music. Also, because it's a form of post-punk, which isn't really that popular, and totally different than what's widely listened to today.
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Kerli describes her personal style as "bubble goth" because is it part gothic, but part sweet.
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No, they are not.
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no its full of swearing and racism. not for kids.
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Gothic Rock emerged from the post-punk scene in the late 70's - early 80's. The earliest exponents of Gothic Rock were probably Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Birthday Party, and Joy Division. Bauhaus arguably had the first defining goth rock song with their release of 'Bela Lugo…
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no people just think that because they wear black and like scary stuff
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It is delouge mai named after a french painter who died in the 18th century. I believe you are are talking about the 12 variations on" Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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It is hard to say exactly how many goths are born as Capricorns. Many people believe that most goths are Capricorns because of their moody nature.
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The Cure is the first one I can think of. I say The Cure under the question containing 'Goth group', but Robert Smith, lead singer of The Cure, says that he wouldn't label himself as a 'Goth' but simply as 'Robert Smith'. Robert Smith is also known as 'Old King Kohl' by the media and press.
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There are many to choose from and it depends on the time frame you are looking for. There are many now, but some of the founding bands of the gothic music genre are Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Virgin Prunes, Sex Gang Children, Christian Death, and Alien Sex Fi…
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same as she dresses in NCIS also she use to be in a all girl band called LO-BALL and her real name is Pauley Perrette
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No, they are not. Metalcore is simply a mixture of thrash metal and hardcore punk. Gothic rock is a dark version of punk rock, not to be confused with emo, which is simply punk rock with emotional lyrics. They are not gothic, they are more of emo, as they have emotional lyrics but not dark imagery. …
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Why? Are you trying to become one? Try typing into youtube "The Cure" or "Skinny Puppy" or "Siouxie and the Banshees".
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absolutely not.
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not exactly but techniclly yes clothing does not have anything to do against the lord, is what you have in your mind and act like what gets between you and God.
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susan
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Whatever she usually wants to and does wear. The whole idea of being a goth is that you don't do what other people say you should.Wear what you or she wants. dont make others choose for you.
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yeah! Lots of goths wear earings! They usually wear black earings though.
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A true goth is a fan of gothic rock (Joy Division, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Siouxsie and The banshees etc) A true emo is a fan of Emotive Rock (American Football, Weezer etc)
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He is neither he is just punk. Billie Joe is punk he has never been emo or goth.
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You're probably referring to Robert Smith of The Cure - he's also the lead singer. As a guitarist he was also a member of siouxsie and the Banshees for a short time.
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The best options would be to make it by hand, or look for it on the internet. Goodwill Store
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There are many bands that could fit this description, but one of the most prevalent ones would be Evanescence.
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No. He said he just went through a "dark phase".
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neither, he's a punk
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Anything and everything. Asking this question is the same as asking "What do Punks believe in?" or "What do fans of Coldplay listen to?" . Since goth is a genre of music, it's not discriminatory or separated by different religions. It's a common misconception that all goths are satanists, pagans,…
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Super xx man - grace
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Escape the fate: smooth
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Staind, Hinder, Papa Roach, Disturbed, Bush, Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Seether... it all depends on personal preference
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I would have to say '84-'87 were the peak years for the goth scene.
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Its about her, she was raped, like in her song "I only lived two or three" , that's when she was raped , when she was 2 or 3 and " I thank you kind sir, you've made me what I am today, a bundle of broken nerves..." this kind of goes back to the idea that she is dead now, after her rape- she bases he…
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Showtunes, if you classify that as a genre. Though his scores do vary in style.
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I think goth began in the early 1980s, during the post-punk period. Punk had its heyday in the seventies, and by 1982, punk as a movement was over. Around this time -- the early eighties -- punk was morphing into two very different styles of music: hardcore punk like Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys…
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Sometimes.
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The four original members of Black Sabbath invented it from ingredients that had existed before. Tony Iommi = the sonic structure, riffs and power chords and the like. Geezer Butler = occult lyrics, sludgy bass. Ozzy Osbourne = ominous vocals. Bill Ward = heavy drums. ^ not true they did not create…
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this is to trigger satori or enlightenment!
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Nitzer Ebb is industrial.
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because it is populaur
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No, Voltaire is not a Satanist. His religious standing is fairly ambiguous, but he pointed out in his interview with Fox News that he himself doesn't personally know any Satanist goths. There's a good likelihood he was raised Catholic, but he seems to be secular now, and has stated that he's raised …
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Deathrock is a sub-genre of punk closely related to goth rock, which developed in the late 1970s from the Los Angeles punk scene independently from the goth scene developing near the same time in the UK. Deathrock music incorporates elements of campy horror and spooky themes. Lyrics can range from …
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hell no . No . Shes a rapper/grime singer sooo deffo not . she hasn't really got a label , because she really Is who she is . people may call her a chav but its not true ....... a quote she said , I am who i am . When she entered the celebrity big brother house she said the worst person to enter t…
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No.
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No he is not.
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that question will have to be asked my friend natasha i will get back to you
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Yes they are.
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The priciple of the gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable
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Hardcore Superstar.
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No, not at all. They're a hard-rock group with some influences from horror punk, but they're very much not goth.
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Of course not.I highly doubt that depression makes people emo
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Answer 1: No. He's a rockstar. :)Answer 2: Yes........
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Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim
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Most bands using those elements compose them on their own, rather than sampling. On the first Cadaveria album, the intro to the opening track "Spell" seems to be sampled from an Opera record, although I'm not well-versed enough about Opera to tell you the source. See related link at the bottom. Edi…
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Aiden, AFI, My Chemical Romance, The Misfits, Neurosonic, From First to Last Or if you're looking for emo bands, goth bands and punk bands, here it is: Punk: The Misfits, Ramones, The Clash, NoFX, The Distillers, Jawbreaker Emo: Sunny Day Real Estate, Glassjaw, Thursday, I Hate Myself, Dashboard …
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There really isn't such thing as "real goth" but people call themselves goth which in some cases are fine. Because everyone is goth in very different ways. But to me personally, I have a goth friend and I would say goth is: Someone who will always have their hair in their face or will wear black a l…
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It really depends on what you consider "positive." Gothic music, for the most part, is much darker than "normal" music you hear on the radio. It usually talks about death, gloom, and darkness, and everything of that nature in a Victorian/orchestral type of style. But if you are gothic that's what yo…
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Industrial goth style generally involves Industrial band t-shirts with the sleeves sometimes cut off, heavy boots, ripped jeans, vinyl pants, or slim fitting bondage pants. Sometimes will include various types of goggles or face masks.
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Most likely his current instrument is playing the harp. When he was living though, one would think he would have played the piano ... a great aid when composing music for the opera, for sure.
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It wasn't you big baby. if your scared of blood then watch discovery health for an hour that oughta toughen you up.
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Definately. And they can like animals, too!
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