compilation of david bowie
covers by modern "goth" bands and even
a few bands somewhat more diverse is very impressive.
the music styles of the bands are diverse, so the
album won't bore you in the least. in fact a lot
of the songs are very good.
the most impressive bands are wreckage, cinema strange,
FK, big electric cat, and even christian
death. big electric cat's "car people"
sounds amazingly like the cult,
which doesnt dissapoint me in the least. the christian
death version of "panic in detroit" is
nothing new, being the very same track that appeared
on cleopatra's "death mix" christian death
remix album. corpus delecti's "suffragete city"
is also old material, but some of their best. kommunity
FK does "hold on to yourself" and seeing
kommunity FK appear on an album again is great news
(a little more on
that...). tubalcain, with an amazing "andy
warhol" and ex-voto's "scary monsters"
are also great songs. alien
sex fiend's "all the madmen" is less
impressive if you're looking for something more
high energy. this is a great tribute to one of modern
music's most revolutionary names, who also served
to open the doorway to punk and then later on gothic
best songs are wreckage's "heroes",
some of the best modern gothic rock has to offer,
commendably without overdramatized synths and dreamy
etherealism that has become oh so popular. cinema
strange gives us a cabaret style ballad meets sex
gang children that i really liked. tubalcain, whom
i never heard of is reminiscent of bauhaus, perhaps
because of the bass driven "andy warhol",
but the vocals are also somewhat peter murphyish
and not dissapointing. kommunity FK gives us an
intense dosage of rock on a more upbeat scale that
spikes the album with a little diversity. deathrockers
would be proud. next, christian death's "panic
in detroit" doesnt drop the pace, even though
its a remix, this is one of the better remixes of
christian death material available. big electric
cat's "car people" is cult-like in vocals
and music as well. makes me wonder if the original
song influenced ian astbury and billy duffy much.
this is a really good song, with excelent guitar
work and synthesizer layers that i have come to
admire from big electric cat exclusively, no matter
who else has been doing it just as much as them.
the australian based big electric cat is probably
one of the best gothic rock acts out today.
of bowie will love this album even if they have
been living in a cave and haven't heard any of these
bands. fans of gothic or even more above ground
rock who don't know bowie will appreciate this music