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10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature in the Edgar Allan Poe/H.P. Lovecraft vein...
These five records prove exactly how the Damned became punk-rock icons
These five records prove exactly how the Damned became punk-rock icons
Real talk? The Damned are the greatest punk band to come out of the United Kingdom. Yes, the Sex Pistols got the notoriety while the Clash got the mainstream success. But the Damned? They're still writing chapters in punk-rock history. For those of you unaware (it's cool, just don't parade that), this APTV video shows you the records to start with...