My favorites are Depeche Mode, Cold Cave, Specimen (horrifically inconsistent band but they made some awesome songs), Fields of The Nephilim, Sisters of Mercy, Southern Death Cult, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, The Cure, and of course Siouxsie & The Banshees.
Looking to get into Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. Which album would you guys recommend for both bands? I think I might need to listen to The Birthday Party tonight in remembrance of Rowland, as well.
Afraid nobody 'round here
understands my potato
They think I'm only a spud boy
looking for a real tomato
Devo - "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA"
since you're already familiar with xiu xiu and zola jesus you may already know, but the former ghosts album that came out last year was excellent...
more on the post-punk side of things, but hey... members of xiu xiu, this song is a mess but so am i, and zola jesus together is unstoppable.
With ASF, that's a tough one, I don't think I've heard anyone agree on an album, haha, and I don't have everything of theirs. I personally got no particular favorite I put over another, but Acid Bath is pretty awesome. Curse is good too.
Christian Death, Only Theatre of Pain is the crucial, definitive album. Catastrophe Ballet and Ashes are definitely worth listening too though after that.
Scarlet's Remains just came up on the radio when I clicked on this thread...
Favourite goth bands: Christian Death(Rozz, obv.), Ausgang, Alien Sex Fiend, Bloody Dead and Sexy, Cinema Strange, Sex Gang Children and Virgin Prunes.
though the dark post-punk mentioned in the beginning is more what I'm into. The Prids and Alcian Blue are awesome.