Goth: the true story of post-punk

You might hear a lot of Goth blogger hark on about the importance of supporting your scene, or the bigger scene in general. You know, by respecting newer branches like Pastel-Goth, bringing acknowledgement to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, and mentioning the little businesses and bands that don’t get enough recognition, or any recognition outside of the subculture.Which is why I want to bring up a book that I was emailed about: Goth: the true story of post-punk.

Go visit this page, please.

Apparently, (you never know what might happen in the future), the books to bring acknowledgement to that little sect of music that can, a lot of the time, be forgotten. Post-punk that is, and all the other dreary bands that I love so: Southern Death Cult, Adam and the Ant’s, Sioxsie, Bauhaus, The Damned (Yesyesyes!), and of course, The Cure and Joy Division.

It also aims to look at the subculture, and how it has developed into the millennium. Which, I would say, take with a grain of salt to start. Because when I hear about these projects I immediately get excited. I feel like there isn’t enough good material being made on these topics (the topics I like) but they might not turn out saying things you agree with.

But all of that aside, check out their Unbound here (like a kickstarter for books) with their about video that truly harnesses the honesty of a British accent and pledge some money if you feel inclined; I know I will be.
What do you think about projects like these? Do you think you’ll enjoy the end result?

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3 Comments

  1. June 6, 2014 / 11:29 am

    I am always wary of books that discuss the history of the scene (I'll make an exception for The Post-Punk Project, as that's more photography from the early days), as they often have bizarre theories about it. Nonetheless, for only a fiver I might buy the e-book.

  2. June 6, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    We are twins in our reviews, yay!

  3. June 7, 2014 / 12:45 am

    I applaud his efforts and wish him the best of luck. Maybe he can use some quotes from your blog(s) if he pitches this idea to publishers (which he should). Seems like he knows a lot and has got the street cred. I'd be interested to see what he's got to say since he was there. Seems like it's a cross between a memoir and a scholarly work…could be interesting or too dry. Music writers can be exceptionally dry.

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