Goth Tuesdays, or; Boys Becoming Men, Men Becoming Wolves

28 Oct

Happyhalloween

I have a confession. I was fairly into goth music in the late-’80s. I mean a lot of it (Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, the various Bauhaus offshoots) was genuinely popular, but I also own records by Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Xymox, the Bolshoi and others. And I still like them!

Vampire Bites by Sound Bites, get it? Yeah, it's weak. As we’re experiencing a bit of a goth resurgence these days (Gang Gang Dance, Crystal Stilts, Shearwater) and ’tis the season to be spooky, I thought I’d post this Classic Goth mix that I made for my local hang, Snacky, back in 2003. This is a not an obscurity-filled mix; we’re talking Nothing But the Hits. You might question the inclusion of Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen (maybe not Goth goth, but definitely within that world); and the abscence of, say, Fields of the Nephilim and the Mission (I don’t like them); as well as wondering where Ministry’s “(Every Day is) Halloween” (good question), but i think this will probably go over pretty well at any Halloween party. Like all my mixes, the songs segue together so no shuffle!

Download VAMPIRE BITES: ESSENTIAL GOTH

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
2. Clan of Xymox – Muscovite Mosquito
3. Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
4. The Birthday Party – Release the Bats
5. Death Cult – God’s Zoo
6. The Damned – Wait for the Blackout
7. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Spellbound
8. The March Violets – Snake Dance
9. The Bolshoi – Away
10. Echo & the Bunnymen – Pictures on My Wall
11. The Cramps – Human Fly
12. The Cure – The Hanging Garden
13. Xmal Deutschland – Incubus Succubus
14. Lords of the New Church – Dance With Me
15. Southern Death Cult – Fat Man
16. Joy Division – Heart and Soul
17. Tones on Tails – Christian Says
18. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Temptation
19. Sex Gang Children – Beasts

And though this song didn’t exist when this mix was originally made, I’ve got to include this new Halloween classic:

MP3Tracy Jordan – Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

And for more Halloween fun, dont’ miss Heart on a Stick’s annual collection of terrifiying tunes.

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