Sub #166: Gothic Box special

This episode revolved around Rhino Records’ Gothic Box, A Life Less Lived, which will be released on Tuesday. Jim Shearer interviewed Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. Here’s the playlist for episode #166:

The Cure – Lullaby
Interpol – PDA
Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat
My Chemical Romance – Helena
Sisters of Mercy – Black Planet
She Wants Revenge – These Things
AFI – Miss Murder

You can watch this episode and more bonus videos at MTV Overdrive. Finally, that’s a direct link to the episode!

I don’t know what to think of this episode. Peter Murphy offered some great thoughts on the genre, but MTV2 was a bit misguided to invite Gerard Way on the show and play videos by MCR, She Wants Revenge, and AFI, among others. The box set A Life Less Lived really isn’t about new rock bands that look sort of gothic in appearance — it pays tribute to the history of goth-influenced music. The box set itself looks really solid. MTV2, on the other hand, might have tried too hard to relate to ‘the kids these days’ with this episode. Any thoughts? Post your comments on this entry.

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