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An Oral History of Goth

If I ever need to know anything about Goth culture, I go straight to Liisa Ladouceur.  She’s so deeply immersed in the subject that she’s lost the ability to stand in bright sunlight for more than ten minutes. Her new book, Encyclopedia Gothica, is out now. 

Nuts and Bolts. Silver Crown. Twilight Zone. Night Gallery. The Empire. Club Noir. Sanctuary Vampire Sex Bar. I whisper this like a litany and some of the city’s denizens will nod. The children of the night. I was one. Am one.

If you’re even remotely curious about Goth, you must read this.  Start with an article from The Grid featuring an oral history of the scene in Toronto.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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