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Bureau of Lost Culture - The Birth Of Goth Music (24/05/2020)

Bureau of Lost Culture - The Birth Of Goth Music (24/05/2020)

The ‘Queen of London Noir’, author and journalist Cathi Unsworth leads us on a candlelit tour of the counter-cultural crypt in search of the origins of goth music. Recalling her time as a journalist for the late great Sounds music mag and her own youth as a fully committed goth, Cathi reveals how goth culture emerged in the wastelands of the post-industrial north and the alienated suburban South of Thatcher's Britain. We hear some very surprising facts about doomed goth poster boy Ian Curtis and about just who it was who came up with the term ‘Goth’.

Cathi shows how it took American and Australians to introduce sex into goth, how goth went overground and speculates on why this musical subculture that has never really been in fashion, never goes out of fashion..

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