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!).
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!
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.
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 Killing Joke (which was suggested by Lavender Scented Fetuses and Two-Headed Rats aka Trinidy) – Love Like Blood.
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.
P.S. You have no idea how long it took me to write this post.