Monday, October 17, 2011
Melancholy Monday Day 17: Sex Gang Children "Barbarossa"
Out of London's 80s Batcave scene comes Sex Gang Children. This tune's got a rollicking Killing Jokey beat plus Fripp-ish guitars and best of all, Peter Murphy-like vocals. Though it's not really fair to suggest that Sex Gang Children is in any way ripping off Bauhaus, because of course, the high pitched affected warbling that both bands exhibit is a direct influence of the Pale White Duke, proto-goth glam master flash, Mr. David Bowie. I've always wondered if it makes any sense for Bowie-style vocals to have been adopted by so many goth bands, or if it was all a (fortunate) accident.