February 26th, 2004

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Is it alright to discuss Scottish bands in here? The two that I'm thinking of primarily are Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and Cocteau Twins, which are two of my favorite bands.

On a slightly unrelated note, I've been lecturing my friends lately about calling certain bands "goth". You have no idea how much I hate this term. Like "punk", this is among the most over-used terms in music. In my opinion, it's inaccurate to call bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure goth, as they were progressive bands- the fact that they did progress throughout their carrers means that stapling them to a lable as debated as "goth" is kind of stupid. In my opinion, the term goth should never be used, as it tends to limit great bands- the aforementioned Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure, and other bands like Sisters of Mercy and Bauhaus.

Also, I hope everyone doesn't hate me for promoting my Siouxsie and the Banshees community, the_dreamhouse . Feel free to join, if you like!