Saturday, May 26, 2007

And now...for some GOTH

For some reason, 'Goth' still seems to unnerve some people. This says more about them than it does about Goth music and Goth culture itself. It continues to throw up great bands and songs (and some dreadful ones too!), as well as debates as to who was goth or not. (siouxsie claiming she wasn't is a bit laughable).

Anyway, as an eighties-style goth (on occasion!) here are three cover versions done by goth bands, and three cover versions of some goth staples. Enjoy. As always, these will be up for a week, so enjoy them, and if you like them, go to Amazon or iTunes and buy them.

Sisters Of Mercy-'Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones cover).mp3'

Bauhaus-'Ziggy Stardust(David Bowie cover).' mp3

Echo and the Bunnymen-'People Are Strange(Doors cover).' mp3

Calexico-'Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover).' mp3

Lambchop-'This Corrosion (Sisters Of Mercy cover).' mp3

The Distants-'She Sells Sanctuary(Cult cover).' mp3


JC said...

I was never a goth, but am able to stomach some of the musical fare on offer. I do have a fondness for shaking my shoulders and doing hand movements in front of my face whenever the original 'This Corrosion' comes on....

And I applaud your posting of the Lambchop cover which is rather original.I must get round to posting their cover of Get A Grip On Yourself and the Dallas TV theme which came on a special CD available at a live gig a few years back.

Ed said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

And please do post those covers, would love to hear them.