Party like it’s 1989

ENHere are some of my favorite Post-punk/Gothic Rock/New Wave/Heavenly voices/… songs from 1979 to 1988:

1979

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.

1980

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

1981

Bauhaus: the Passion of Lovers

Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound

1982

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.

1983

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.

1984

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.

1985

Killing Joke: A love like blood
A British band, New Wave at their beginnings, now more metal. This song might be their most famous one.
The Sisters of Mercy: Marian
The Sisters of Mercy: Amphetamine Logic
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Cities in Dust

1987

The Sisters of Mercy: This Corrosion

1988

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.

The Sisters of Mercy: Lucretia my Reflection

This might be one of my favortie songs from The Sisters of Mercy.

I hoped you enjoyed this gothy playlist!

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