Here are some of my favorite Post-punk/Gothic Rock/New Wave/Heavenly voices/… songs from 1979 to 1988:
Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi’s dead
Oh, I do love Bauhaus! What an awesome British band! Last year I could hear Peter Murphy play in Paris… great memories!
This song is dedicated to Bela Lugosi, who played Dracula. Undead, undead, undead…
You can hear it in 1983 vampire movie the Hunger, starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve.
Joy Division: She’s Lost Control
This song talks about epilepsy. Ian Curtis, the singer, was himself epileptic.
For those interested in this British band, I recommend the biopic Control from 2007.
Joy Division: Love will tear us apart
This song is mostly about his relationship with his wife.
Bauhaus: Dark Entries
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Red Light
Siouxsie and the Banshees is another great British band.
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Christine
Bauhaus: the Passion of Lovers
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound
Bauhaus: Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie Cover)
I also enjoy David Bowie’s songs a lot, and this cover just does him justice I think.
OK, be warned, more Bauhaus will come!
Bauhaus: Silent Hedges
Bauhaus: All we ever Wanted was Everything
Silent Hedges and All we ever wanted was everything are just so beautiful.
The Cure: One Hundred Years
The Cure is another New Wave British band, maybe one of the best-known. This song can bring tears to my eyes.
The Sisters of Mercy: Temple of Love
British rock band the Sisters of Mercy provided us with some great songs. Temple of love is one of them, even if I prefer the 1992 version featuring Ofra Haza
Bauhaus: She’s in parties
I’ve already talked about this song in The Graveyard Scene article. I love it.
Bauhaus: Who killed Mr Moonlight
A moving song about John Lennon’s death.
Dead can dance: In power we entrust the love advocated
Such an eerily beautiful song. Dead Can Dance is a wonderful Australian band. The Gathering did a brilliant cover of this song.
Dead Can Dance: the host of seraphim
In this one, you can hear Lisa Gerrard’s amazing voice. Her solo work is very good too. She sang a song for Gladiator, Now We Are Free.
This might be one of my favortie songs from The Sisters of Mercy.
I hoped you enjoyed this gothy playlist!