A total quality vid of Bauhaus’s ultra-creepy “Stigmata Martyr” from 1982. I read somewhere (unfindable now) that the band spooked themselves when they recorded the album version, on 1980’s In The Flat Field; the vibe was too scary for the goth band.
In honor of the zine I Love My Goth Boyfriend, which Judy and I and any willing co-conspirators will be constructing today, I am posting this photo from my 21st birthday party. I made everyone drink black Sambuca and we all posed for a lot of tragic photos. It’s not quite teenage magic but it’s pretty darn close. You can’t even see N’s “Zero” shirt and plastic pants. <3
By the way, if you have essays/art/~*~*complex thoughts*~*~ about how loving a goth changed your life forever, please send! niina (dot) pollari (at) gmail.com.
Castration Squad featured Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave, under her then-moniker Mary Bat-Thing, and Alice Bag on bass. But Tiffany’s deadpan in the video is perfect. From Alice’s website:
"Castration Squad was an all-female punk band back in the early 1980’s. I recall my Canterbury roommate, Shannon Wilhelm, sitting around and brainstorming ideas for the band back in the late seventies, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s when her nightmare vision of a militant, death/horror fixated, all-girl band was realized.”