The Guardian get nostalgic for goth-punk:
“Initially, it wasn’t called goth. In February 1983, NME lumped together several mostly forgotten bands (Southern Death Cult, Sex Gang Children, Brigandage, Specimen, Blood and Roses) and tagged them “positive punk”. Meanwhile, Marx fondly remembers tabloid hysteria about “suicide pact kids killing themselves listening to Sisters of Mercy”, an eerie precursor of a story the Daily Mail ran only last month warning of the “threat to our children” posed by goth and emo (although they’re two different cultures).”
Brigandage featured none other than our very own Richard Cabut, while Blood and Roses were led by Bob Short and not forgetting Flowers in the Dustbin frontman George Berger, whose recent Crass biography is still picking up the plaudits in the press.
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