Friday, March 14, 2008

Why are Goths so fucking Goth?

Case in point




I've been listening to this band for the past week or so now. It's really good music. Really good.

What does this band have to do with my question? Read these song lyrics.

Clap your hands you mother fuckers
Buy the record
Sing along
The moment that you dig this song I will become your newborn christ.

Clap your hands you mother fuckers
Buy the record
Sing along
I'm coming now, it won't be long before I am your antichrist.

The song is entitled Christ.

What the fuck does that even mean?

Now I'm not necessarily averse to inflammatory religious lyrics, but that just doesn't even make any sense. It's not the only instance on the disc either. There's all sorts of anti-Christianity contained therein, often accompanied by erotic imagery and implications.

Why? Why is it necessary?

:Wumpscut: is another case. He throws anti Jesus imagery and lyrics around like it's no tomorrow often to the songs detraction.

I admit the phenomenon is not as prevalent in the industrial music circuit, but being as industrial and goth music are akin to kissin' cousins it's still there.

So why the fuck are goths just so fucking satanic? What's the point? There's a darkness to life that doesn't need a Satan. We can all be emo, weird and dark without a physical manifestation of evil. And come on, if there is a such a manifestation, why are they all running to embrace it. Are they just so anxious to be different and "weird" that they'll latch on to anything the "mainstream" deems disgusting and abnormal?

I don't know. I just wish that some artists could divorce their Gothiness from their artistry because sometimes it just pulls them down.

12 comments:

Dr-Rotwang said...

Because, if they can't shock you, then they just feel so cold and alone.

Max said...

Pshaw, try being a black metal fan sometime. All the Satanism (and facepaint, much of the time), plus an overweening self-righteousness.

Of course, the upside is that the lyrics, being unintellible, are optional.

Mike said...

'cuz jesus touched my balls and satan is good fun but not as much fun as punching those two club kids on the cover of that album in the face over and over would be... ps. did you really pay $34 for that CD??? You could've bought three Assembulge 23 albums for that price and got the same sound...

blog about the Seabound concert, ye scallywag...

Meraud said...

Re: Max. Industrial has the unintelligable lyrics as well. A great majority of the artists are german so when they sing in their native language you can just kind of ignore the words.

To Mike. No I did not pay 34 dollars for the album. I heard a bunch of the songs on the Real Synthetic Audio show and liked them. It actually is a pretty good album. Just satanic.

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry, but all goths aren't satanic. that is an incredibly stereo-typical view and shallow thing to say. and we don't do it to shock people, we dress like this and listen to gothic music because we LIKE it.
thank you for your time.

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