Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Goth Subculture: Big Hair, Fishnets, and Eyeliner | A Gallery of 80’s Goth and Deathrock Culture Part II

Big Hair, Fishnets, and Eyeliner | A Gallery of 80’s Goth and Deathrock Culture Part II 

The 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.

Check out the various international photos in the be post below, 'White of Face and Clad in Black', courtesy of the Now This Is Gothic Tumblr, and pick up a copy of the book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace by Andi Harriman and Marloes Bontje.

Accessed  http://www.post-punk.com/big-hair-fishnets-and-eyeliner-a-gallery-of-80s-goth-and-deathrock-culture-part-ii/  17/1/17

Monday, 16 January 2017

Goth Subculture: White of Face and Clad in Black

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.

Accessed http://www.vintag.es/2017/01/white-of-face-and-clad-in-black-these.html 16/1/17

Take  a look at at the Fan page for nowthisisgothic.tumblr.com - A photoblog with a collection of 1980s goths, wavers and (post)punk.