I was searching around for some new music today, so I typed "80s punk bands" in google. Up came a wiki with a whole list of bands. For anyone who may want to reference it:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_post-punk_bands
Anyway, there were a lot of bands I was familiar with, and a lot I was not. Of course, Bauhaus, The Cure, The Cult, March Violets, Joy Division, and many others we are all familiar with were on the list.
I started to look up some of the ones I didn't know on iTunes, because iTunes lets you listen to a sample. One that caught my attention, and I felt was worthy of sharing (especially since a search here turned up no results) was The Legendary Pink Dots. This band caught my attention because of the funny name, but you know...I rather like them. Has anyone else heard of them? They are rather different. Their wiki says they are from London and "their music touches on elements of neo-psychedelia, ambient music, electronic music, tape music, industrial, psych folk, synth-pop and goth rock, with a distinctly experimental/avant-garde bent; their sound has evolved over time and remains distinctive, making it difficult to place the group into a concise style or genre." I can definitely hear it...LOL.
Very interesting, if I may say. May appeal to some of the more traditional goths around here from the punk/new wave era (like me).
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