Gothic rock

musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock

Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a type of rock music. It came from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first gothic rock bands include Siouxsie and the Banshees,[3][4] Joy Division,[3][4][5] Bauhaus[3][4] and the Cure.[3][4]

Gothic rock sounds different from post-punk. It uses mostly minor chords and chords played on the bass guitar. It has sad lyrics that take inspiration from gothic fiction books. The lyrics sometimes talk about subjects like death and monsters. Gothic rock created a community that had its own nightclubs (places to dance and drink alcohol) and clothing style. This community is called the goth subculture.

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  5. Rambali, Paul (July 1983). "A Rare Glimpse into a Private World". The Face. Curtis' death wrapped an already mysterious group in legend. From the press eulogies, you would think Curtis had gone to join Chatterton, Rimbaud and Morrison in the hallowed hall of premature harvests. To a group with several strong gothic characteristics was added a further piece of romance. The rock press had lost its great white hope, but they had lost a friend. It must have made bitter reading.