The Gothic or “Goth” subculture emerged from Britains punk scene during the early 1980s. The music associated with the movement showed a sophisticated handling of themes and aesthetics associated with Gothicism, proving that the Goth adjective was more than just a fanciful label given to the bands by the music industry and the popular press. In order to gain a greater understanding of what is genuinely Gothic about this body of music, this study investigates Goth from a musicological perspective exploring specific techniques that were used by the artists, and examining the reasons why Gothicism appealed to many British youths during the Thatcher-era.
had been distributor for the
definitive punk rock film, Julian Temple’s The Greatest Rock
’n’ Roll Swindle (1979), before moving into
production on polished works such as Another Country (1984) and
1984 (1984). But its co-financing with Goldcrest of
Temple’s disappointing Absolute Beginners (1986) stifled
its longer-term interest in film financing. Palace moved from