3   79
12   116
4   87
3   91
0   40
7   64
2   51
6   61

Thirteen Post-Punk, Trad-Goth or Otherwise Bands

A follow up article for The Poll of the Week could have been an explanation of what post-Punk/Positive Punk, Goth Rock, Trad-Rock, etc actually are. But there are far better explanations of that online and my opinion’s tend to be particularly biased. Also, a warning! Though these are not all very Gothic-Rock in sound.

This morning I put a note out on the Goth Blogging Community I’m in and a few lovely people came to my rescue. Obviously I’m not the all knowing god of music and not all of what I like, my readers will like. Which is why I wanted to get some other peoples opinion’s on their favourite Post-Punk and Trad-Goth bands. I also tried to leave out some of the most commonly cited bands because personally I like to broaden my music taste not only to Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy and Joy Division (You guys should know I love me some Joy Division!).

The Bands/Artists:

The Damned – Eloise, also known as the song that forced me to fall head over heals for this band. Other favourite songs include Melody Lee and Love Song.

A Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song, is a new love of mine – generally after first watching The Wedding singer, which I wish I had have seen earlier!

Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress.
Other of my own favourite titles include Lullaby and Sick of Love.

Lydia Lunch, which I have probably mentioned on this blog before because  I love her. Her interviews are particularly interesting. Other favourites include Dance of the Dead Children and This Side of Nowhere.

The Birthday Party – Faint Heart
Honourable mentions of She’s Hit and Say a Spell.

New Order (New Joy Division, after Ian Curtis’ death) – Blue Monday
This is by far my favourite song of New Orders (and probably there most popular).
Other notable tracks in my opinion include Age of Consent, Ceremony and All The Way.

The Monochrome Set – Alphaville
Other lovely mentions include self titled The Monochrome Set and Strange Boutique.

 PiL (as suggested by Eva from Early Autopsy and White Scissors) – This is Not a Love Song
 Other mentions include God and  Public Image.

The Killing Joke (which was suggested by Lavender Scented Fetuses and Two-Headed Rats aka Trinidy) – Love Like Blood.

Along with The Wait and Invocation.

Love and Rockets (Also suggested by Trinidy) -No New Tale to Tell
Other mentions include Ball of Confusion and So Alive.

 Virgin Prunes (As suggested by Kati from Never-ending: Playlist of a Psycho) – Decline and Fall
Other notable songs: I Am God and Love Lasts Forever.

 Love After Midnight as suggested by Clockwork Mice and Toy Spiders (though she hasn’t posted in a while) – Revenge
Other such tracks include Black Cats, Nothings Sacred and Your Best Nightmare.

45 Grave (Another Trinidy suggestion) – Party time.
Other honourable mentions include Evil and the notorious cover School’s Out.

 In the end the whole point of listing these bands and reading all these thought provoking articles on music history has been my own exploration. I always want to know more and more about music and have a wider spread of bands that I listen to which has successfully happened today. I’ve spent the whole day sifting through different bands of my own desire and of others suggestions; Youtube has been my best friend. I hope you all find something you like or find that you don’t actually like this music. Either way comment below on what you like and don’t like – I know my own feelings on some of the bands are mixed.

Best wishes,

P.S. You have no idea how long it took me to write this post.



  1. July 8, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    None of the following are "goth" bands, but since you mentioned them in the post, don't forget:

    Flock of Seagulls "Wishing" PiL – "Seattle" and "Rise" Alphaville – "Forever Young" and "Big In Japan." Unless you were leaving them out because they were very popular songs.

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