literature: Literature primarily
and romance, and includes supernatural and victorian
Writers: Edgar Allen Poe, Anne Rice
can be traced back to victorian
ages. But it was launched in the UK by punk bands
like Siouxsie Sioux who began
wearing bondage clothing
and topics of victorian
age and gothic
literature and art and more intelligent thoughts.
Music: Music including dark
Examples include and genres:
Punk: Siouxsie Sioux, The Cult
Rock: Clan of Xymox, London
After Midnight, The Cure, Bauhaus
Deathrock: Christian Death, 45 Grave, Frank the Baptist, Alien Sex Fiend
Cabaret: Voltaire, Emilie
Gothtronic: Anders Manga, Gary Numan, Blutengel
Genre's and bands that
Marilyn Manson, AFI, Slipknot, Cradle of Filth, KoRn, Type
O negative, HIM.
of metal music
metal, and death metal, are not goth
Most likely if its mainstream, its not goth
are many kinds of gothic
fashion. But the basic things are boots, mostly dark
attire, pale skin, hair that
isn't brown. The "do it yourself" is a heavily emphasized part
of the culture. Check gothic tribes
for more detail.
General Pieces: Fishnet, Black nail varnish, colored
eyeliner, leather, metal (steel), buckles, bondage
pants, hobble skirts, dress shirts, ties, top hats, red lipstick, black lipstick, dress shoes, combat boots.
Truths and False.
From the point of goth
creation, its been
morphed many times. Goth
hit by many different accusations such as violance and satanic rituals.
Truth: Its wrong to accuse a whole group based on one person's action, so its a maybe. But goth
does not support violence.
Myth: Hot topic is goth
Truth: No, hot topic is a coporation. Goth
originates from punk, and punk has emphasized
on anti-corporation/government. In short
terms, hot topic markets for mass appeal and attention, so no its not.
Truth: Although many arts can depict vampires and death, even
Satanist do not stand for evil
or harm to others. Some goths could
be satanic, but goth
has no real links between satanism. Most goths
are secular, but some are religious.
have tattoos and piercings from head to toe.
Truth: Some have them, some don't.
Truth: Not all of them, sure goth
emphasizes the darker things in life, but not all of them are sad people, normal people can be sad, sadness is an emotion, emotions make you human. And goths
but a clique.
Truth: This is apart
of the "morphing and warping". Goth
was never centered around excluding others or trying to be different. Like many counter-cultures, its about being
yourself and doing what you like, yet has similar interest and beliefs. Being goth
isn't pidgeon holing yourself. Pidgeon holing is when you take someone's belief and claim it as your own.
In the mainstream
isn't mainstream, there
are some mainstream things that
Movies: The Crow, Queen of the Damned, Interview with
Books: The Vampire Chronicles
Music: The Cure
are no "rules" in goth that
someone must follow, there
are a particular
AKA Romantigoth: Goths with
age in their life such as dress shirts, capes, cloaks.
Interest: Renaissance, Medieval age, Paganism, Occult,
Mallgoth: Probably the biggest uproot in the mainstream, but not goth even
though mostly judged as goth
. Without judgment on the individuals personality, a mallgoth is someone who has no knowledge of goth
history, and labels bands
like Marilyn Manson and Slipknot as goth
, and shops at hot topic. Usually in the teen era.
Interest: Hot topic, metal, alternative rock,
AKA Rivethead: A mix between cyber
culture with goth
elements and appearence. Usually baggy pants and neon with cyber
like hair. Has more of an interest in EBM and Industrial Bands
Interest: Dancing, cyber
: A goth with
an interest in bongage and takes BDSM fashion and lifestyle.
, PVC, fetish material.
Deathrocker: A goth with
an interest in deathrock, horror
punk and psychobilly
music. Fashion wise fishnet and torn dark clothing with
Interest: Deathrock, Psychobilly
, DIY fashion.
: A goth
who has been
around since goth
creation or a goth over
: I'M A VAMPIRE!!! LOL
-Related Terms and People
The Batcave: A club in England where goths
have met since
Columbine: A violent shooting that presented
the first so called "goth
violence" (NOTE: shooters were not goths
Rozz Williams: The frontman of Christian Death, who founded
, and founded
the Deathrock genre.
Siouxsie Sioux: The godmother of Goth
, one of the first post
-punk/goth bands that
Dinah Cancer: The frontwoman of 45 Grave, one of the first deathrock bands
. "The Queen of Deathrock"
Bela Lugosi: Not a goth
, but played and had a cult
following in his horror
is no "rule" of personality, but most goths
are open minded, witty, anti-prejudice, deep, quiet and artistic.
Don't judge a group based on one person's action, were all different, but similar sometimes.
is a culture that
emphasizes the darker, deeper and romantic sides
of life that
strays away from the mainstream and pays attention to individuality.