Playing tracks by
Christ Agony, The Stooges, Throbbing Gristle, SABC, Deathcrush and more.
Let’s all get sad and sneer! Before the advent of contemporary Goth culture and its mass produced affinity for depression there were just P.I.Bs1. And even longer before the late wife of Ian Curtis received a producer credit on his biopic, people gathered around the black lights of clubs housed in condemnable buildings to share their sorrow and listen to music that was miles away from the ease of a mouse click. An outward concern for visual style was not even prerequisite—sharp cultural sensitivity and a hit of acid fueled melancholy music as well as any computer or conference. So get your gloom on and listen to some selections produced over the last 40 years of darkness and disaffection—delicately treated with Nebulophonics to spruce up your sulking.
1. P.I.B.—Person/Persons In Black—a short-lived acronym coined by United States law enforcement in the late 1980s to identify members of what was then an emerging sub-culture.