Goth Music

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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What kind of music distracts people more?

Metalcore

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What foreign country is credited for making the wave popular worldwide?

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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Why did most jazz artists sing the same songs?

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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What are Goths?

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.

Goths are people who are 'part' of the gothic subculture which usually means wearing black and other darker velvet tones. There are many different types of goth. Some of the more 'famous' ones are the romantic goths who usually wear lace,velvet and generally elegant and spookily decadent clothing. There are also the hardcore deathrockers, etc.

Goths appreciate the beauty in death and darkness and we embrace the fact that life isn't always happy and perfect. And we LOVE Halloween!

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What kind of music do goth people like?

Gothic Rock

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What is the Goth subculture?

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 own fashion style, music genres and social events.

Within Goth there are different types of sub-cultures, such as the cyber-goth, trad-goth, industrial, psycobilly etc. These are all variations on the fashion and music types of Goth, of which there are many facets.

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The Goth style, came from the Punk era and was made popular by bands such as Bauhaus etc. But yes, like written above, there are many different forms of goth.

Goth, should never, under any circumstance, be confused with emo. They are two completely different styles.

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While the above are true here's more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture :

"The goth subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. It began in England during the early 1980s in the gothic rock scene, an offshoot of the Post-punk genre...

The scene appears to have taken its name from an article published in UK rock weekly Sounds: "The face of Punk Gothique",[4] written by Steve Keaton and published on February 21, 1981....

Defining an explicit ideology for the gothic subculture is difficult for several reasons. First is the overwhelming importance of mood and aesthetic for those involved. This is, in part, inspired by romanticism and neoromanticism. The allure for goths of dark, mysterious, and morbid imagery and mood lies in the same tradition of Romanticism's gothic novel."

There's a lot of crossover with Punk, Industrial, Death Rock, Steampunk,

Dark Wave, Synthpop and the like.

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Are murderdolls goths?

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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How do you look gothic by wearing colour?

no you also have to wear makeup and dressing the part is good as well.

and dye your hair

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Are goths evil?

no people just think that because they wear black and like scary stuff

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Why are gothic kids so weird?

they are not weird they are just different then you are.

i mean to them you may seem very weird. just because someone doesn't act like every one else they are for some reason unliked? why? its who they are, let them be like that, just because it isn't your (way of acting) doesn't mean its the "wrong" way

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Do goth clubs play slow songs?

Sometimes.

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Is screamo a genre or sub-genre in metal?

Neither. Screamo is derivative of Hardcore Punk, not Metal, and the original Screamo bands were of a style more similar to Grindcore or Crust Punk.

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How do you act goth?

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 hidden piercing tongue, bellybutton ect. Today i took a stapler and took the meddle part and bet the staple thing and mde it into a half moon and poked one edge of the stapler thing into my skin and let the other side dangle in my mouth. (btw. it did not hurt and no i did not intensely stab it into my skin, it was mopre of a gentle poke. U might have to poke it back in every hour if u poke it in gentle and my parents are extremly strict but if u dnt want to risk the chances with ur parents take it out when ur about to see ur parents and again it did not hurt). Gothic people enjoy to wear dark colors like Dark blue, Black, Grey, purple No pinks light blue, yellow, orange, ect. Well hope you enjoyed and happy be gothifying lol

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What does nu-goth mean?

"New" Goth; current regeneration of the Gothic subculture.

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Can music influence people to kill?

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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Has anna-Varney Cantodea performed in a live event?

Never!

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How is a skate boarder supposed to look punk emo goth anything XxTaExX?

I used to skate for several years and I had so many "skater" friends. Most of them wore tight shirts either from bands or skate companies. Bright colors and neons with crazy designs are very "emo/powerpopish." Tight jeans are lovely, however some guys find them difficult to skate in. Most skaters wear "skate shoes" such as vans, dc, audios, some like to wear converse.. I prefer them. You could also wear wristbands, studbelts, flatbill hats (I know that sounds ghetto but you should wear a black or brightly colored one not something with dollar signs).

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Why do gothics wear black?

They're called "goths" not "gothics." The Goth subculture has all but died out now due to emo kids aka posers stealing their style.

ANSWERI 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 actually wear yellow, red, blue at time.

Second: "color of sadness"(black) has nothing to do with that. It's just that we tend to explore darker subjects than most people. For exemple, I read things on death and vampirism.

Third: We don't want attention, people give us attention.We get attention because we're different and unusual. That's all. ^.^

Fourth: Most of us are more intelligent, mature and open-minded than most people. I did a IQ test and I got 130, which is over the normal for a 13 years old girl like me. Also, I never get into fights because I don't care about what other people say about me. And even though I'm goth, I listen to Paramore, Taylor Swift, Kiss, Twisted Sister, etc...It doesn't mean I'm goth I ONLY listen to goth. I do listen to goth metal though, like Lacuna Coil, Darkwell, Lunatica, Nightwish, Evanescence, Within Temptation, etc...

I hope I helped you ^.^

Friendly,

~Roxanne

PS: I do drink blood, I'm still not a bad person ^.^ Not other people's blood though, only mine, when I get hurt or something, I drink the blood and love it. :) ',...,' lol

they wear black because then you cant tell how they feel.

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The answer above is very correct. I'm a goth too. One of the reasons why we wear black is began we like to asscociate the color wheel with our emotions. Being Goth doesn't just mean the music. It is also to do with our characteristics. We enjoy the darker side of life more than others. I myself am a mixture of punk (a little) and Emo and goth. I am VERY emotionally unstable. I like to wear the color of my emotion which can usually be black but it changes alot too.

hope I helped a little more

Flamel

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Who sings the song amazing grace in the movie deadgirl?

Super xx man - grace

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What is the true meaning of goth?

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, and The Birthday Party make up this genre).

Goth is also often confused with being a type of metal (Blame Type O Negative).

In the 90's and early 00's it was typical for record companies to try and market metal as goth (because it wasn't selling, doom metal simply wasn't 'in'), so they started calling it 'gothic metal' to try and push the product to angsty youth who thought goth was about cemeteries and darkness etc.

Gothic Metal and Gothrock may share some semblance of lyrical aesthetic, but simply put gothic metal is just another name for doom metal, and never has had anything to do with the goth subculture.

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How can you dress goth?

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 considered a no-no.

3. Arm decorations like gloves, bracelets, wristbands, etc. are always a good choice.

4. Makeup is optional, but try to stay away from solid white-face stuff, it makes you look more like a clown (choose foundation that is close to your own skin color for best results.) Heavy eyeliner is common, often done in an ancient Egyptian style.

5. Heavy black boots or black shoes are the usual footwear.

6. DIY (Do it yourself) is often the best way to go. (i.e, make your own stuff.)

Tip # 6 is the most important. Doing things yourself allows you to express your own creativity, and you'll look a bit less like a clone. :)

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What are facts about the Gothic genre?

Some facts about the Gothic genre are that it combines elements of romance and horror and it focuses on family curses or the supernatural. This literature is popular and includes a spookiness with various elements including occult events and suspense.

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What do people have against goths?

Well, it depends on the person. Of course goths don't have anything against themselves.

Usually people dislike goths because they're different and when it comes to the human mind, its common for us to relate different with bad. I personally love goths and see them as very interesting people.

Many people have nothing against Goths at all, whether they are Goth or not. Some who dislike it may just feel it's too dark for their taste, but that doesn't mean they hate the individual.

It's a form of xenophobia, the fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners. People tend to be wary and afraid of things they are not familiar with or are different from them.

As for "Goths," some people who consider themselves normal, look at their dress, piercings and overall appearance, dislike those things and transfer that dislike to "Goths" as persons in general. It is essentially a type of racism; not as malicious as some other forms, but still racism in the sense that one type of person dislikes another type as a whole just because their appearance is different.

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How do i know if I'm a goth - i know I'm not an emo because i don't cut myself but how do i know if I'm a goth?

Goths tend to think outside the box. They don't *only* focus on the now, but the past, and the future. They tend to look at the darker side of things, but that doesn't they're all "My soul is a dark abyss... my favourite roses are black... Blood is how I feel better..." that's a poser. :P Yes, some Goths say blood is calming, or find it nice to see, but not necessarily see their own whenever they're frustrated. Goths do like Nature, like flowers, vines, moss... they also like rocks. Like old ones from castles. They wear black to stand out, not because they're sad. They wear others colours, too, of course, but primarily black. Long skirts, black and capes, oh, corsets too, are worn because they're Medieval, not so they can mirror Vampires. Ummm... That's all I can think of. Trying checking Wikipedia or some Goth chatrooms for more help? :)

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Why everyone you know hates goth music?

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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