Happy (Sad?) World Goth Day

Today is World Goth Day. Celebrate with the Sisters of Mercy.


  1. And somewhere that midget Andy Eldritch is screaming, ‘Nooooo…’ as he’s linked to the Goth Scene one more time.  Sorry, Uncle Andy, you’re one of us.  Take your meds.

    Could have picked a better Sisters song, though.  Poison Door?  Nine By Nine?  Vision Thing?

    1. One hundred… dollah… _____ ______!

      Ribbons will always be the best SoM song for my monies. 

      Mad under-appreciated in any decade; here’s to someone finding those old sounds and breathing new life in it’s moldering corpse.

  2. WGT in Leipzig starts this Thursday. Till monday my fine city will be the largest aggregation of goths on the whole planet. Joy! :)

  3. Neither happy nor sad. Weird, strange, bizarre and other synonyms match goths much better.

  4. And in the random collection of quotes I’ve gathered only 1 entry on goths…

    “From the neck up, the look cultivated by goth girls seems to say, “O, we despair of this world and long for the sweet embrace of death!” From the neck down, their look seems to say, ‘I’ll take the bacon cheeseburger, two orders of fries, and a Diet Coke, please.’ ” – Dan Savage 

    1 million points of light 1 million dollar Vision Thing!

    1. Went to see Sisters of Mercy on the Vision Thing tour.  Size 2 was about the average female size.  Fast forward 20 years and 33% of America is obese.  Make of that what you will.

  5. It was goth day at Disneyland this past Sunday. Though there seemed to be more people who were steampunk-ish than what I think of as goth. 

  6. “Old goths don’t die, they just look like they have.” Guy Garvey (Elbow) , Any of the following would have also done for me:
    The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I8mWG6HlmU
    Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U1SiIWuZeE
    Bauhaus – All We Ever Wanted Was Everything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4rqbs0vxK0
    Siouxsie & The Banshees Arabian Knights – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EXR34CukkQ
    And proving that goths can have happy days The Cure – Lovecats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcUza_wWCfA

    1. If you really want to prove we can have happy days, I give you a fantastic cover of the 3D Invisible’s ‘Island of the Zombie Women’ by The Horatii – a firm WGW favourite :)  

    2.  Or you could celebrate with ‘Celebrate‘?

      (It seems a penchant for the Nephilim is still not acceptable in polite society, even after all these years).

  7. The Sisters last concert in Auckland, NZ was fantastic. I think they even downed a few pints at our pub during the after party. I felt old and I’m sure they felt even older, but the concert was an event to remember. Since it was the same night as the System of A Down concert, it was almost a perfect way of dividing the crusty olds like me from the late ninteys-wave alts just a few years younger…
    If someone ever asks what goth is about, its the music. The answer is always the music. Anything beyond that is a byproduct. 
    In my opinion goth ‘officially’ died when its aesthetics successfully crossed the gap to the States in Brian Warner’s incarnation of it. I don’t actually think he ‘got it wrong’, or anything like that…simply that if America “understands” its essential aesthetics, its status as ‘underground’ or ‘fringe’ is no longer justified, and almost counts as mainstream.
    Heck, when I look at what is considered ‘mainstream fashionable’, faux goth by ‘normals’ that wouldn’t know the Sisters of Mercy from Manson, its just a fact that its not ‘alternative’ when everyone is dressed in black….

  8. The “real” Sisters died in 1985. The traitor and heretic left to form The Mission. Gary Marx went off to dance with a ghost, and our Mr. Eldritch became a one man band with the dear Doktor.
    I think they should of called it quits after The Reptile House in 1983. 

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