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Hex Files: The Goth Bible

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The vast Goth underground--with its dignified, melancholic graveyard aesthetic derived from such sources as Gothic horror novels, the Addams Family, Alice Cooper, and Anne Rice--is nothing short of an international phenomenon. The "Hex Files" offers a five-continent survey of what's out there and how to plug into the Goth scene worldwide. 200+ illustrations.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Overlook Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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Gavin Splatterbang
The updated "author's version" of Hex Files: The Goth Bible, Mick Mercer's Hex Files: Resurrection is an invaluable resource for Goth subculture on an international scope. From Australia to the United States, Mercer takes on authors, visual artists, club promoters, 'zine editors, and-- of course-- a seemingly endless black cloud of lachrymose musicians with teased, tormented and lacquered hairstyles.

While content heavy-- and physically heavy, for that matter-- to some, it may seem that Mercer "l
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Oct 25, 2007 A rated it liked it
Shelves: 1997-2000
I like the idea of what Mercer was trying to do here, creating a sort of address book of gothic musicians, record labels, writers & artists, magazines, clothing catalogues, etc. But this came during the height of the late 90's wave, when the internet was beginning to pick up a lot of promotional slack in the gothic community. Many bands have since broken up, record labels (like the wonderful Tess) have folded. As such, a lot of material is now oudated, and this serves better as a record of t ...more
Eric Diesel
Feb 19, 2008 Eric Diesel rated it really liked it
If you don't know: Mick Mercer is one of the best writers about Goth around.
Dorrie
Jan 13, 2009 Dorrie rated it really liked it
This was one of my bibles as a teenager. Loved it!
Roddy Williams
Apr 08, 2013 Roddy Williams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gothic, art, music
I have to give this five stars as I'm listed in it as an illustrator from my days of illustrating horror stories for US and UK magazines. Looks like it's a collector's item now. It is however, a valuable resource for those researching the goth scene of the late twentieth century.
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Mar 19, 2010 A. Thurman rated it liked it
A bit dated now, but useful intro/history
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Mick Mercer is a journalist and author best known for his photos and reviews of the goth, punk, and indie music scenes. He publishes a monthly online magazine called "The Mick". He also photographed the band Tragic Venus both in the UK and Europe.
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