A spin-off of the punk genre founded in Britain in the late 70's. It was popularized in the 80's for a brief time before settling back in the underground. The American sister-genre of Goth Rock is called Deathrock.
As a person, a Goth is an avid listener of Goth rock and its associated genres (deathrock, batcave, darkwave, post-punk)
False ideas about Goth:
"Goths are such because they like the darker side of things."
"Goth is about individuality."
"Marilyn Manson is Goth."
"Goth is about wearing all black."
"Goth is about expressing yourself."
"Goth is about worshiping Satan."
"Goth is about metal."
"Bands like Slipknot, Flyleaf, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Evanescence etc. are Goth."
GOTH/DEATHROCK BANDS (a brief listing)
All Gone Dead
Darlings' Cabinet of Sundry Horror
Eat Your Make-Up
*early* London After Midnight
the Naked and the Dead
Red Lipstick Death
Red Lorrry Yellow Lorry
Screams for Tina
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sisters of Mercy
Southern Death Cult
Theatre of Ice (yes, Theatre)
person 1: "I listen to Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy!!! I'm Goth!!"
person 2: "No, you're a fag. Nightwish is Goth!!"
Person 2 is in the wrong.
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