In the wake of shock rock's introduction to the mainstream via Marilyn Manson, it is easy to forget that several bands toiled in the underground making much better noise with similar theatrics. One such artist is Nik Wade, known to fans as "Nik Fiend," the creative mind behind Alien Sex Fiend.
Gothic and industrial superstars bring a whole new level of psychedelic spookiness to the songs of Pink Floyd, featuring performances by Nik Turner (of Hawkwind), Chrome, Psychic TV, Spahn Ranch and more!
An exhaustive 3 disc collection of seminal, genre-defining anthems! Features tracks by Bauhaus, The Cure's Robert Smith, Skinny Puppy, Thrill Kill Kult, Einsturzende Neubauten, Gary Numan and more! PLUS an entire disc of remixes featuring the production talents of KMFDM, Apoptygma Berzerk, Rammstein's Schneider, Front Line Assembly and others!
A 2CD set with 30 songs lasting over 2 hours of Prog and Rock’s biggest stars reconstructing Pink Floyd’s epic masterpieces. The influence of Pink Floyd upon modern rock music simply cannot be overestimated. Pink Floyd have inspired a diverse group of artists and we now bring you the best of their versions of classic Pink Floyd songs with such artists as: Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Alan White (Yes), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Keith Emerson (ELP), Vinyl Clarita, Controlled Bleeding, Alien Sex Fiend, John Wetton (Asia), Steve Lukather (Toto), Tommy Shaw (Styx), Dweezil Zappa…and many many more!
Focusing on the '80s, Cleopatra continues to document the history of gothic rock with this two-CD set. Progressing through the discs, the tracks get basically more obscure. Starting off is the pop-goth of the Cult ("Spirit Walker," similar to the Skeleton Family track), then on to the odd, desert goth of Theatre of Hate's "Do You Believe in the Westworld." Fields of Nephilim adds riff-rock goth (&"Blue Water"). With sound ready to open for Psychedelic Furs or Modern English is March Violets. Truly unique is the bouncy, glam goth of Danielle Dax' "Yummer Yummer Man." The obligatory track of '80's goth kings, Bauhaus, is "Passion of Lovers." Other big names in the genre found here include Christian Death, New Model Army, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Gene Loves Jezebel and Alien Sex Fiend. Lesser known is a catchy cut from Sexbeat, "Sweat." Not that it is often that I see a goth move enough to sweat, but a good place to start is goth dance-rock from a Specimen 12-inch mix.