It is one of the most fascinating and influential musical periods in recent history, and yet the goth movement has largely been undervalued and forgotten.
But now John Robb, founder of the legendary post-punk band The Membranes, is ready to redress that oversight.
Based on countless interviews with the key players of the era, as well as his own insights from the goth clubs and gigs where he saw it all, he has written the definitive book, taking in everything: goth's roots, from art, literature and architecture; its foundation in the music of the Doors, Iggy, Bowie and glam rock; its development with Southern Dealt Cult, Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux and Joy Division, and the role it still plays in today's music culture and fashion. From the bands, the clubs, the clothes and lifestyle, as well as goth's political, historical and social context, John Robb's comprehensive book takes in the entire wealth of this subculture - snakebite, hair-crimping and all.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/05/2018
- Category: Punk, New Wave & Indie
- ISBN: 9781785030703