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Definition of the noun Gothic rock

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  1. A style of music developing in the late 1970s out of punk rock, with lyrics and imagery often referring to morbid or mystical ideas.

Music

  1. Gothic rock is a musical genre.
  2. Gothic rock is a musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock that formed during the late 1970s. Gothic rock bands grew from the strong ties they had to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk scenes. According to both Pitchfork and NME, proto-goth bands included Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, and The Cure.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Gothic rock is a musical subgenre that grew out of the post-punk movement that formed in the late 1970s, characterized by a prevailing dark musical mood with introspective lyrics. Early bands associated with gothic include Joy Division, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Gothica (2011)

by Liisa Ladouceur

GOTHIC ROCK GOTHIC MATCH Online dating service targeting Goths looking for black-hearted love. The company's ubiquitous banner ads on pretty much every Goth website in the world ensure a steady supply of sinister-minded singles.

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Along with new wave and industrial rock, Gothic rock—often shortened as Goth— is one of the three prominent styles of music that is considered post-punk. Although it has a wide range of influences, Goth itself has proven massively influential, ...

Google previewBloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 11 (2017)

Genres: Europe by David Horn

WRAZEN Gothic Rock Gothic rock, or Goth, is a musical genre and an associated subcultural style that emerged as part of post-punk alternative and indie rock in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s.

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