Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!

Thanks to Louise

Gothiness: 5,000 Sweatiness: 9 (under the collar)
Louise "may or may not be loosely associated with this video" Don't be coy, Louise - it's an association you should scream from the highest rooftops! There are just too many great comments to make on this vid, from the shots on a handy cam of Didi-Goths pretending to cut each other's heads off in Richmond Park to what I suspect is a chorus sung by Neil Tennant. My mind is still boggling. I give you a short selection of possibly the greatest lyrics in Rawk history:

Catch the ghost train to the centre of my heart
I am potent, I'm profound
I am gothic
I am pale
I am scary
I'm insane
I'm a loner
I am cold
I feel special when people don't phone

Spray are my new favourite band!


lorindol said...

Thats about the ungothiest thing i've seen on your blog so far.

GothsInHotWeather said...

I think you might have missed the joke...:)

Miss Sadie said...

I love Spray :D You do know they are the Cuban Boys?

Dawn (not of the Dead) said...

I was a goth for most of my life (I'm 40 on next birthday), still listen to some of the older stuff, still dye my hair, still dress in all black - big boots and all. Oddly enough, people still call me a goth! ;-) Hmm...

I love this tune, it's gothic cheese on a stick! And if you know goths, you'll know they like nothing better.

gnomethang said...

THere was a song by (I think!) Marius Muller Westerhagen called 'Dicke' (lit. German for 'Fatty')
When it was played in German clubs and bars all the fat peoiple got up and danced.
I suspect that this wonderful songwould achieve the same effect in any otherwise doom-laden dance hall.

< aside > As a practising goth in earlier times I always used to request "Where are you Baby" by Betty Boo towards the end of the night - for some reason this went down a storm as well.< /aside >

Alice said...

I'll be singing this to myself for DAYS now!

Lynn said...

Tee Hee

Anonymous said...

I love this song I never heard it before but it is really good I'm not from the dark side and your page it's nice, good luck guys. a fried from Michigan T.C

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