Season of the Witch
Nine Eight Books
An intimate, yet epic portrait of one of the most enduring subcultures that music has to offer.
Unsworth unspools her experiences, aligning the burgeoning cult of Goth with the dissolute politics of the day, drawing a particularly potent parallel with Goth’s rise and that of Margaret Thatcher.
The first book to cover in-depth and from an insider's perspective the inception and rise of goth - one of the world's most enduringly popular musical subcultures. Forty years since its inception, author Cathi Unsworth provides the first comprehensive overview of the music, context and lasting legacy of goth. This is the story of how goth was shaped by the politics of the era - from the miners' strikes and privatisation to the Troubles and AIDS - as well as how its rock 'n' roll outlaw imagery and innovative, atmospheric music cross-pollinated throughout Britain and internationally, speaking to a generation of alienated youths.