Black Celebration | Old School Goth and Deathrock Gallery IV

Nostalgia for the 80’s has never begun to fade given that it was one of the most visually striking eras of music and subculture. So, once again we at Post-Punk.com present to you another gallery of Old-Goth of pictures culled from all  over the world, representing attendees of The Batcave in London, Deathrockers in the states, and Sisters of Mercy fans in Leeds, and more.

Whether you are a fan of the music in Europe or the US. Young or old, nothing else quite compares to the DIY fashion of leather jackets, handmade buttons, bones, crosses, and skulls, eyeliner, and enough hairspray to destroy the ozone layer several times over.

Below is our fourth gallery of vintage photos curated to honor those who built an international Goth scene from the their confines of their bedrooms laden with vinyl, posters, and cassette tapes, to dancefloors drowned in a haze of clove cigarettes and fog machines.

If you are reading this article on December 15th, 2017, and are in the Philadelphia area, please consider going to Goth 101: A History of the Postpunk and Goth Subculture, 1978 – 1987, An Illustrated Lecture with Andi Harriman.

Check out the various international photos below, courtesy of the Now This Is Gothic Tumblr, and pick up a copy of the book Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace by Andi Harriman and Marloes Bontje.

 

Alan Woxx

Al Jourgensen in a suit
Al Jourgensen with girl
Al Jourgensen with girl
Photo from Cassandra

Siouxsie Jacket
Alaska
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Ana Curra from Spain 82-83
Anna in clothes from the Symphony of Shadows store in London 1983
Bristol, UK

Chris, Seattle

Anne-Marie Hurst in Ghost Dance
Christoph, Germany, 1984
Dean from Nottingham
Gavin and Emma from the UK, 1984
Al Jourgensen and girl

German Teen Goths
German Goth, 1989
Hokoloko
At the The Batcave in London


Jez Smith and Chris from Seattle during the mid 80s

 

Jez Smith during the mid 80s
N. Pearson

Cyriel, 1992 [photo from Cyriel]

C. Bloodyway, UK
Leeds

Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Leeds
Liverpool’s Planet-X
London
London
Marco
New-wavers The-Netherlands 1989
Patrick from Las Vegas
Raymond Watts from Pig

Rotterdam
Scotland
Scotland
Sharon from Las Vegas
Siouxsie fan from London
Ira from Switzerland
Ira from Switzerland
Italy, mid 80s

Torino, Italy
Torino, Italy
Torino, Italy
























 

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