Today is “hug a goth day”, so let spread happiness to one of the most misunderstood subculture of society. I myself have been told that I’m a goth, not appearance wise, I do not do the smoky, heavy eyeliner eyes etc as I can not be bothered and as I’m wearing pink the most ungothic colour ever. Inside me, a dark heart beats. In the 1970s a subsection of punk bands were being labelled as goth but it was not til the 80’s that their music become their own genre. It comes from an article in a magazine Sounds and the article was called The Face of Punk Gothique. It is the lyric from such bands as Siouxse and the Banshees, The Damned, and Sisters of Mercy etc seem to understand my life. So, hug those with a dark heart.
August 24, 2011