I didn’t realize I was a Goth until I moved to the US to go to NYU. Growing up in the UK in the early 80’s the music of bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, and Cocteau Twins was just what was played on the radio. I remember walking into the dining hall freshmen…
When the saint of Shadow appears on the heath, this is the outfit she wears.
The song Johnny dances to in the Shadowlands.
In Paint it Black, Gosha goes up to the heath at midnight to perform a summoning to the gothic tones of Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus.
I’ve always had a soft spot for droney avant-garde music, and I went through a very big Goth phase when I was a teenager and into my early twenties, and these two came together in my love for this one album by the band Cindytalk.
When I was a teenager, we lived in the next street over from Portobello Road, home of the famous street market.