30 nov. 2008, 20h22m
Last night, ye olde Goth night Ceremony, Pittsburgh's longest-running at an impressive twelve years sang its swan song. I attended, hung out with good people and shared in a round of bitching about the music, as par for the course. Really though, who closes out a so-called Goth night with happy hardcore? Utterly perplexing, I do say...The Bolshoi
were one of the bands that should have been played more often at Ceremony, but, like the greater scope of their career, they just never got the attention they so richly deserved. Musically, The Bolshoi fall somewhere in-between The Mission UK
and The Cure
, forging their own twisted path while refusing to ply themselves to a Goth stereotype - and thank goodness for that! The main problem with most Goth bands is that they really suck, sacrificing good song writing and proper musicianship for idiotic postering.
A recent purchase for me (hence being written about after Lindy's Party
was The Bolshoi's 1986 debut LP, the full course meal after the appetiser that was the Giants