"Hey, wasn't there already a 'name your first goth band' thread?"..
Well if you are.. you'd be right that there was a thread like that, but this isn't that thread. This isn't about the first goth band you heard, this is about the one that popped your lil cherry. In other words, this is about the first goth band you heard that pulled you in and fucked you hard and had you going back for more and more of all that is gothy. I don't mean just the first goth band you heard, because for me that was the Cure in the eighties but the Cure didn't do anything for me until years later.
The first goth band to totally pull me in was Rosetta Stone..
Their song 'Come Hell Or High Water' did the trick..
And it was this line that sealed the deal..
Innocence... Doesn't become you - Doesn't even try to
I was going through something at the time that just made that line sink deep and hook in...
So there ya have it.. Rosetta Stone popped my gothy cherry..
Which band popped yours?
And please don't go on about how Evanescence, HIM, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, or Nightwish popped yours. And if you even have to ask why.. this isn't the forum you're looking for.. You're looking for the metal forum.
Not trying to mean but there are rules here and we need rules. Rules are what seperate us from the rednecks who swing from trees and fling poo at one another in the south.
I used to listen to The Slab radio a lot back in 2003 and 2004. I didn't have an internet connection back then so it was my main resource for dark and underground music. I distinctly remember hearing a band called The Ancestry for the first time and wrote the song title down on a piece of paper. After that I was completely unable to find the band anywhere, until many years later when I found a fansite online.
In between that time I had discovered many darkwave and ethereal bands such as Diary of Dreams, Lycia, This Ascension and Love Spirals Downwards.
Scary Bitches are another band I heard on The Slab. I still remember the first time I heard "Piss All Over Your Grave". :P
When I was 12, my dad used to play some punk compilation album, and there was a track by Siouxsie and The Damned on there. For a kid going through a mega punk-ish phase, that turned me down another path altogether.
That's if you count either of them as goth. If not, it'd be Sisters, as with SO many other people.
Honestly i give credit to Marilyn Manson. He introduced me to The Cure, and from the Cure to Sisters of Mercy. For me it was Sisters of Mercy - Some kind of stranger. I don't remember how I came across the song I just remember thinking "wow this is amazing, and his voice! "
although not a gothic band i started listening to HIM and that opened the doors for me getting into all kinds of other stuff, my favourite being the cure and listening to joy division from a young age i really started to really get into the around this period
My first experience with goth was the cure but only because they were played on the radio. With that said I would say the sisters of mercy popped my goth cherry. I remember the first time I heard the Sisters the song was this corrosion and I just had to hear more.
It's probably a tie somewhere between The Cure and Bauhaus. Robert Smith's voice got me into the music but the song Bela Lugosi's Dead is the first song I heard that I went "Damn, I love this"
Edit: eek! I am so sorry I didn't notice the date on that last post! I apologize if I bumped it :c
The cure for sure, it was simply a thing of beauty . I was watching the crow when I was young and the song that played while he was putting on makeup made me have feelings i've never had before and I later found out it was the cure.
With all due respect, it doesn't matter what you consider them to be. This thread is for people to tell us which gothic rock band popped their gothy cherry. So unless the band is considered a gothic rock band, please refrain from mentioning them here. And Kittie may be a gothic metal band but gothic metal is a sub genre of metal not gothic rock.
I see that you're new to this forum but I really high recommend reading the forum rules before posting.
It'll save you from being ripped on by others here.