Not the charlatan's daughter
Things I wish goths/deathrockers would paint on their jackets.
Advertisements for their favourite charities instead of their favourite bands.
Quotes from their favourite political slogans instead of their favourite Christian Death lyrics.
A painstaking original piece of artwork instead of a painstaking reproduction of your favourite Siouxsie photo.
Something vaguely hilarious or subversive or creative instead of “goth goth goth gawwwwwwwwwth”.
Or at least don’t make all your goddamn jackets look the same. Not that I really care: if you want to look like a Nascar driver from hell, be my guest.
Maybe I’ve just become too punk for goth. Or too stuck-up to live. Who knows. Deathrock jackets are pretty, but they basically take the provocative and reactionary aesthetic of punk jackets and turn them into a self-indulgent practice in conformist non-conformity.
I’m kind of sick of the celebrity worship tradgoths/deathrockers have for bands that broke up thirty years ago, and how every deathrock jacket worships the same few “safe” bands that every goth already knows a million times over. Do you have any idea how stagnant the music of current goth bands are now because of this shit? Could you at least advertise a decent *local* band on your jacket? Or even a *current* one?
I’m no policer of fashions: you’re not hurting anyone with these jackets (except maybe the cows they come from, but I don’t think that’s a rant anyone cares about). I just think there’s no point creating something that is both loud and also mind-numbingly self-indulgent and boring.

Things I wish goths/deathrockers would paint on their jackets.

  • Advertisements for their favourite charities instead of their favourite bands.
  • Quotes from their favourite political slogans instead of their favourite Christian Death lyrics.
  • A painstaking original piece of artwork instead of a painstaking reproduction of your favourite Siouxsie photo.
  • Something vaguely hilarious or subversive or creative instead of “goth goth goth gawwwwwwwwwth”.

Or at least don’t make all your goddamn jackets look the same. Not that I really care: if you want to look like a Nascar driver from hell, be my guest.

Maybe I’ve just become too punk for goth. Or too stuck-up to live. Who knows. Deathrock jackets are pretty, but they basically take the provocative and reactionary aesthetic of punk jackets and turn them into a self-indulgent practice in conformist non-conformity.

I’m kind of sick of the celebrity worship tradgoths/deathrockers have for bands that broke up thirty years ago, and how every deathrock jacket worships the same few “safe” bands that every goth already knows a million times over. Do you have any idea how stagnant the music of current goth bands are now because of this shit? Could you at least advertise a decent *local* band on your jacket? Or even a *current* one?

I’m no policer of fashions: you’re not hurting anyone with these jackets (except maybe the cows they come from, but I don’t think that’s a rant anyone cares about). I just think there’s no point creating something that is both loud and also mind-numbingly self-indulgent and boring.

  1. deadthing reblogged this from ribqueen and added:
    Betty Crocker is my favorite band.