glorious days of Deathrock and Goth during the 80’s bore many wonderful
photographic archives ranging from—picturesque polaroids, photo-album
prints, band promos, and fashion editorials—authentically captured the
culture of of big haired and pale faced fans of underground music. In
our second Gallery of 80’s Goth and Deathrock Culture. we bring you another assortment of eye candy—many of which are from Southend punk Steve Pegrum of Kronstadt Uprising who was also the owner of the club Station to Station in the 80s.
Also in the mix are a few band photos—such as The Gun Club from Los Angeles (featuring Patricia Morrison), along with Japanese Goth band Madame Edwarda.
White of Face and Clad in Black: These 60 Amazing Candid Snapshots That Capture Goth Scene of the 1980s
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. Notable post-punk groups
that presaged that genre are Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and
Bauhaus. The goth subculture has survived much longer than others of
the same era, and has continued to diversify. Its imagery and cultural
proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature
along with horror films.
The goth subculture has
associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion. The music of the
goth subculture encompasses a number of different styles, including
gothic rock, industrial, deathrock, post-punk, darkwave, ethereal wave
and neoclassical. Styles of dress within the subculture range from
deathrock, punk and Victorian styles, or combinations of the above, most
often with dark attire (often black), pale face makeup and black hair.
The scene continues to draw interest from a large audience decades after
its emergence. In Western Europe, there are large annual festivals,
mainly in Germany.