THE PINK AND THE BLACK Various Artists
Goth & Glam Collection (DR015)
Goth: Attrition, Sunshine Blind, The New Creatures, Seasons of the Wolf, Bella Morte, Industry Eleven, Morphine Angel, Allegory, Gossamer, Bitter Grace, Decades, Flowers and Machines, Sleepy Hollow, Mister Sinister, The Shadow Dance
Glam: Dee Snider's SMF, Pretty Boy Floyd, Detox Darlings, Little Rebel, Black Rose Garden, PsychoTramps, Hollywood Teasze, Garlic, Krissteen, D'Molls, The Beauty School Drop-Outs, Paradise Alley, Forbidden Planet, Undercover Slut, Manic's Rage, Dead Toys, Foxy Roxx, The Zeros, Starry Eyes, Smelly Boggs, Spiders and Snakes
Cover Model and Goth DJ Extraordinaire:
Scary Lady Sarah
Photographer: Steve Diet Goedde
March 1998 marked the release of "The Pink and The Black: a goth and glam collection," the CD that really kicked things off for indie record label Delinquent Records. This double CD was unlike any other release - combining the most extreme genres of bands. The dichotomy of the styles was very controversial at that time and many critics refused to acknowledge it's potential before it's release. Regardless, The Pink and The Black CD appealed to a wide variety of underground aficionado's of indie music!
Both glam and goth bands have been extremely stereotyped by the mainstream music industry as unseasoned musicians worried more about their images than their musical abilities. To add insult to injury, unappreciative music lovers were only able to distinguish the two styles of bands by the colors of their clothes and lipstick!
Glam bands and Goth bands possess elements of devotion and dedication to who they are because of their music; this is a quality I have yet to find any other genre of music. Attending the release parties were simply amazing! Each of the 4 shows was an incredible experience. It was more than just a crowd divided into the two camps of the bubblegum pink and the brooding black. Goth bands broke their stereotype images, behaved foolishly and pogo-ed to Glam diddys and anthems! Glam bands felt the solitude expressed in Goth songs and swayed to their charismatic melodies.
So many pictures were taken of the bands posed arm-in-arm and toasting cheers, it was often hard to correctly label which band was which!! I thought the way the bands came together in unity and support for each other was the most successful aspect of The Pink and The Black.
The Pink and The Black Release Parties: Goth 'n Glam USA '98
Party #1 In Chicago at The Dome Room of The Excalibur - Featuring live performances by: Bella Morte, Detox Darlings, and Morphine Angel!
Party #2 in NYC at The Bank on Houston St. - Hosted by Lapis of Bitter Grace. Check out the awesome line-up: Krissteen, Bella Morte, Manic's Rage, Little Rebel, Morphine Angel, Detox Darlings, Bitter Grace!!
Party #3 in Los Angeles at The Dragonfly - Featuring performances by: Manic's Rage, Little Rebel, Spiders & Snakes, Industry Eleven, Sleepy Hollow, Foxy Roxx, and Sammy Serious/The Zeros!
Party #4 in St. Petersburg, FL at the State Theatre - Hosted by Seasons of the Wolf - along with Little Rebel, Manic's Rage, and special guests Wicked Ways!!