Stars Don’t Shine Without You – World Goth Day 2016

Happy World Goth Day – and a very (Un)Happy Birthday to Morrissey! 


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Last year for World Goth Day, along with giving you a killer mixtape playlist, I wrote about not having a place to go and dance to the wonderful post-punk and Gothic Industrial classics I grew to love from the 80’s and 90’s.

Not the case anymore! 

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you already know I am more than elated that The Phantasy in Lakewood, Ohio has started hosting flashback nights at least once every other month – sometimes even more!

The Phantasy Nine of Clubs reunion nights feature some of the BEST classic underground Cleveland DJ’s like Tim Smith, Allyssa Allison, Guy Wires, D. JayExcess, and Debi. Plus The Chamber (sister club of The Phantasy, located downstairs) just celebrated their 20th anniversary with the DJ talents of Chamber regulars like Dark Nave (also lead singer of the band Lestat, who appears on the following playlist), Larry Szyms, Cable and Heretek! Another great DJ at The Chamber is Textbeak – who is spinning before and between acts with Post-Punk band Modern English at their Dallas show tonight (5/22/16). How cool is that?!

Needless to say, I’ve gotten my wish and can properly enjoy getting my Goth on once again. I thoroughly look forward to and enjoy these nights where I can be transported back in time to my more carefree days, and get lost in the music. 

So to celebrate World Goth Day, here is a 65 song video mixtape playlist, filled with lots of Post-Punk, classic and newer Dark Wave, and Gothic Industrial songs guaranteed to satisfy the Goth in you!





  1. Gutter Glitter – Switchblade Symphony
  2. Dark Entries – Bauhaus
  3. Heart and Soul – Joy Division
  4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Specimen
  5. Christian Says – Tones on Tail
  6. Sanity – Killing Joke
  7. Mirror People – Love and Rockets
  8. Rain – The Cult
  9. Hollow Eyes – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
  10. Christine – The Wake
  11. Sick of Love – Christian Death
  12. Where Good Girls Go To Die – London After Midnight
  13. Night Shift – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  14. Goodbye Seventies (Dark Side extended mix) – Yazoo
  15. Nothing – Depeche Mode
  16. Loverman – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  17. The Figurehead – The Cure
  18. I Am Dust – Gary Numan
  19. Flood 1 – The Sisters of Mercy
  20. X-Tacy – Lestat
  21. PDA – Interpol
  22. Procession – New Order
  23. Time Has Nothing To Do With It – Peter Murphy
  24. Here Comes Alice – The Jesus and Mary Chain
  25. Pictures On My Wall – Echo and The Bunnymen
  26. Remembrance Day – B-Movie
  27. Shadow Of Love – The Damned
  28. Snake Dance – The March Violets
  29. Preacher Man – Fields of Nephilim
  30. Voice in the Dark – Gene Loves Jezebel
  31. Warm Leatherette – The Normal
  32. Revenge – Ministry
  33. The Seventh Seal – The Bollock Brothers
  34. Dead and Buried – Alien Sex Fiend
  35. Yashar – Cabaret Voltaire
  36. Your Master is Calling – Pink Turns Blue
  37. Drowning, Like The Garden – Mephisto Walz
  38. Persephone – Dead Can Dance
  39. The Morgue – Cult of The Psychic Fetus
  40. Hollows of Devotion – Death in June
  41. Eclipse – Kirlian Camera
  42. P: Machinery – Propaganda
  43. Voodoo Nipplefield – The Neon Judgement
  44. Open Your Eyes – Lords of the New Church
  45. DAF – Der Mussolini
  46. Is It You – Wumpscut
  47. Beloved – VNV Nation
  48. Getting Closer – Nitzer Ebb
  49. Tragedy For You – Front 242
  50. Nazi’s Auf Speed – Die Krupps
  51. Once in a Lifetime – Wolfsheim
  52. Strap Me Down – Leather Strip
  53. Like Tears In Rain – Covenant
  54. Body Count – Front Line Assembly
  55. Rubber Glove Seduction – PTP
  56. Dig It – Skinny Puppy
  57. Money – KMFDM
  58. Waiting for Mommie – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
  59. The Bog – Bigod 20
  60. The Dust of Fallen Rome – Youth Code
  61. Something Wrong – Clan of Xymox
  62. Late Night – The Mortal Coil
  63. Angel – Massive Attack
  64. Numb – Portishead
  65. The Stars Don’t Shine Without You – The Mission UK