Ceremony

Ceremony Episode 4: The Political Side of Goth: A Gothic Rock and Dark Postpunk Political Primer

June 6, 2020

Ceremony, the monthly club night at The Nines in Dallas, presents a collection of political Gothic Rock and Dark Postpunk songs.

There are newer bands (Tears for the Dying, Christ vs Warhol, Shadow Age) alongside foundational bands (Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Killing Joke) and others here, all playing anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-LGBTQ, anti-war, and anti-capitalist tracks. This is not an exhaustive song list, and in fact there may be a Part 2. There were other songs I wanted to include, but also I wanted to keep this episode to 90 minutes or less. There'll also be a separate post that will serve as a kind of "liner notes" for this episode, explaining why these particular songs were chosen. Enjoy the music!

See you Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at The Nines!

CEREMONY Episode 4

THE POLITICS OF GOTH:
A POLITICAL GOTHIC ROCK & DARK POSTPUNK PRIMER

Track List:

1. NEW MODEL ARMY - "Vengeance" (1984)
2. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE - "Buried Alive" (1983)
3. JOY DIVISION (Warsaw) - "They Walked in Line" (1978)
4. KILLING JOKE - "Pssyche" (1980)
5. THE CURE - "Us or Them" (2004)
6. FINAL RITES - "Terrorist Fairy Tale" (2012)
7. VIRGIN PRUNES - "Caucasian Walk" (1982)
8. LENINGRAD SANDWICH - "We Will Rise" (1984)
9. THE MOB - "Rise Up" (2011)
10. SOUTHERN DEATH CULT - "The Fatman" (1983)
11. UK DECAY - "For My Country" (1980)
12. PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED - "Religion II" (1978)
13. THE SOUND - "Resistance" (1980)
14. LOST CHERREES - "Sexism's Sick (Part I)" (1982)
15. TEARS FOR THE DYING - "A.C.A.B." (2018)
16. PENETRATION - "The Silent Community" (1978)
17. CHRIST VS WARHOL - "Paper Dolls" (2010)
18. ARCTIC FLOWERS - "Dreamer" (2019)
19. SIEBEN - "Rite Against the Right" (2007)
20. THE MOB - "Another Day, Another Death" (1983)
21. SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - "Skin" (1981)
22. THEATRE OF HATE - "Propaganda (Peel Session)" (1982)
23. SHADOW AGE - "Forbears" (2018)
24. THE DAMNED - "Generals" (1982)
25. ADVERTS - "Male Assault" (1979)
26. BELLICOSE MINDS - "Call to Graves" (2013)
27. DIAMANDA GALAS - "Judgment Day" (excerpt) (1992)

"Look at the controller / A Nazi with a social degree / A middle class hero / A rapist with your eyes on me."
- Killing Joke, "Pssyche"

"I hope it's not too late / To take some action and change my fate / Hold on, Hold out / Resistance, Resistance, Resistance / Resist! Resist!"
- The Sound, "Resistance"

"He can’t breathe! He can’t breathe! / Subjugate, suffocate / Close your eyes, never look away."
- Tears for the Dying, "ACAB"

"You sad bands, you poor ‘Nazi’ boys / Using symbols to shock / Because your music is cock."
- Sieben, "Rite Against the Right"

"Dead souls rising / Hear our crying / To the Jailers of the Dying, / You shall hang on Judgment Day."
- Diamanda Galas, "Judgment Day"

 Note: "Black Sky" photo below courtesy Charlie Bertsch of Souciant/Bad Subjectsceremony-episode-4-b.jpg

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