Monday, August 15, 2011

Gothtopia True Blood : Finally, Some Freakin' Siouxsie

Jef will be talking to us this Sunday night on Talk Blood !

Look, we know that True Blood is a goth show only in the sense that it is the kind of thing that is of interest to goths, and not in the sense that is has any sort of inspiration from goth sources. Goths don't own vampires, we just sort of rent them from the teenagers and soccer moms lately.
Having said that, after four seasons of covering the music used in True Blood it's nice to finally get some real goth in the form of "Spellbound" by Siouxsie & the Banshees.
"Spellbound" comes from 1981's Juju, which was, for our money, where the Banshees really hit their stride. The Scream and Join Hands more or less coasted on Siouxsie and Steve Severin's initial brilliance, and the personnel changes that led up to Kaleidoscope give the album just a hint of desperation.

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