Snarky’s Old Timey Goth Club Mix Vol. 2: Everyday is Halloween!
August 2, 2010
If you missed Vol #1, check it out. Here’s another installment of Snarky’s Old Timey Goth Club Mix! Relive the late 80s/early 90s with a reluctant goth cheerleader and unabashed fan of the music.
- “Saltarello” by Dead Can Dance
I tend to associate this song with Ren Faire stuffs and a pretentious goth girl who was usually the only person on the dance floor punishing the rest of us with some clearly choreographed routine specifically for this song.
- “Israel” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Two words: Siouxsie boots!
- “Join in the Chant” by Nitzer Ebb
I am pretty sure this is the only Nitzer Ebb song I know.
- “I Sit on Acid” by Lords of Acid
The other day when I mentioned to an old school goth friend how much fun this song was, he was like, “What are talking about? You freaking HATED this song and always retreated to the bathroom or some other gossip locale. I don’t think you ever actually danced to this song.” Well, that’s one opinion.
- “Rosegarden of funerals and sores” by Bauhaus
Virgin Mary was tired…so tired. This song seemed to make its own gravy!
- “Incendiary Lover” by Gitane Demone
- “Sex Dwarf” by Soft Cell
Ableism noted, I never understood the appeal of this song, but the kids sure did love it. I did think the beat was pretty fly and I do love the lyric, “Luring Disco Dollies to a life of vice…”
- “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (NSFW)
I think this is the best thing ever released by NIN. I used to jump the box and work it out to this phat jam. Slamming beat.
- “Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires” by The Cocteau Twins
An under appreciated gem from CT. Usually, an early-in-the-evening warm up song.
- “In Between Days” by The Cure
Personally, I love this song, but damn if it didn’t clear the dancefloor as though someone had eaten a beefy burrito and let one rip.
- “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division
I appreciate this song a lot more now than I did then. After hearing countless bands try to recreate the magic happening in this song, I’d rather listen to the original. I see you, Interpol.
- “The Killing Moon” by Echo and the Bunnymen
Still one of my favorite songs. So perfect and sweet and very goth.
- “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue
While not explicitly goth, I assume this was a personal fave of the DJ. People danced and didn’t seem to mind.
- “Moments in Love” by The Art of Noise
I never really considered this song anything more than background music for scrolling weather forecasts, which was its purpose in Germany. Apparently in America it was goth dance music.
- “Everyday is Halloween” by Ministry
A goth anthem hopeful, which like the goths it sought to represent, it took itself FAR too seriously. That said, it was often my outgoing message on Halloween and now it’s my once a year ringtone! Bop e bop bop, indeed.