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Music to Die For: The International Guide to the Last Great Underground Scene
by Mick Mercer
Since Mick Mercer’s acclaimed last book 21st Century Goth was published in 2002, the MySpace internet phenomenon has helped fuel a worldwide explosion of related music. But as well as adding countries to the musical map, the post-Goth scene has resulted in a bewildering variety of musical sub-genres. This fully illustratedbook is aimed to be the ultimate resource to make s ...more
Paperback, 700 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Cherry Red Books
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Jul 29, 2009 Leonardo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Goths and friends of goths
One can't really claim to have completely read a catalogue... I certainly won't claim to have read every single word or every entry in this amazing and amazingly detailed listing of bands from all over the world who classify themselves or are generally considered to belong to the often derided genre of goth. Some entries are rather dry (merely line-up and discography), while others are quite extensive and even include all sorts of anecdotes and "dirty secrets" provided by the bands themselves. M ...more
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.More about Mick Mercer...