Gothic rock facts for kids

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Gothic rock
Stylistic origins
  • Post-punk
Cultural origins Late 1970s, United Kingdom
Typical instruments
Derivative forms
Subgenres
  • Deathrock
Fusion genres
  • Dark wave
  • gothic metal
Other topics

Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a style of rock music that came from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first post-punk bands which shifted towards dark music with gothic overtones include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus and the Cure.

The genre itself was defined as different from post-punk due to its darker music and romantic lyrics.


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