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Obscure 80s Goth Rock

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Obscure 80s Goth Rock

Postby spacescape » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:14 pm

Anyone know of any obscure or rare gothic rock compilation albums? Thanks.
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Re: Obscure 80s Goth Rock

Postby play dead » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:59 am

There are dozens out there. Some of my favorites include:

Doctor Death's Volume III: Les Péchés De L'amant (1989) ----> Also, coldwave and EBM
Flesheaters- The Return Of The Undead- Volume 3 (1996) ----> I don't have parts 1 and 2.
Goth Box (4-disc) (1996)
Gothic Rock [Freud] (1993)
Gothic Rock 2: 80's Into 90's (2-disc) (1995) ----> A personal defining CD purchase I made in August 2004 when I desired to hear more oldschool gothic rock beyond more common artists like The Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Bauhaus, and Christian Death
Gothic Rock 3 (1998)
Gothik (1995)
In Goth Daze [Cleopatra] (1994)
Just Say Yeah (1986)
Return Of The Banshee (1995) ----> I've read that there's a sequel to this compilation, but I haven't found it anywhere.
The Darkest Hour (1997)
The Whip (1983/CD re-issue in 1993)

I have several more CD compilations, but these stood out to me the most over the years. Happy hunting!
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Re: Obscure 80s Goth Rock

Postby Thefxc2 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:42 pm

spacescape wrote:Anyone know of any obscure or rare gothic rock compilation albums? Thanks.


The Cherry Red Silhouettes and Statues comp is very good, a lot of rare goth tracks.
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Re: Obscure 80s Goth Rock

Postby alexx » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:38 am

Agreed that Silhouettes and Statues is the best of recent years. Sacred Bones also put out a good pair with Killed By Deathrock 1 & 2.

Back in the 90s and early 00s, there were TONS of these compilations, between Cleopatra Records and Dressed to Kill. The old Slaughtered comp is good too. You can learn a lot from prowling around Discogs.
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