Saturday, 2 January 2010

45 Grave

The early days of the American influence on goth were much more a party and drug fueled spirit. The before noted Christian Death were definitely a part of this but so were their peers 45 Grave, led by the hilariously named Dinah Cancer. This style progressed its way into one of the goth branches, in this case fused with punk and developing into the sound known as death rock. A bit more of an upbeat approach the gloom. Goofy and sarcastic in tone, they were more of a throw back to the Alice Cooper style of enjoying old horror films, cemetery beer bashes and heroin tea parties. They certainly weren't prolific, as Sleep in Safety is their only LP... Then Xul included their live effort Only The Good Die Young.


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