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Exit The '80s — Goth: Bats Out Of Hell

Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, 23 September 1989

It's been the decade of the goth — but, somewhere along the line, the innovation of the Birthday Party, the Banshees and the Sisters gave way to the grim gyrations of charlatans such as Fields Of The Nephilim. CATHI UNSWORTH batwings her way back to the start of all things black, and asks if there is still hope for the children of the night.

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