Spanish pop-goth performance featuring Freddy Krueger in high-waisted jeans

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/22/spanish-pop-goth-performance-f.html

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I never knew he was such a cheerful dancer.

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It doesn’t sound very goth. But I approve of what’s going on on the stage generally. If it were a Eurovision entry I’d vote for it.

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Could just be a dream.

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It sounds like new wave pop. But just cause you’re saying your boyfriend’s a zombie don’t make it goth.

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Yeah, I was gonna say: Ain’t nothin’ goth about that. Except maybe her Siouxsie-lite stylings, but even that’s borderline, as it’s overlapping with hair metal fashions here.

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You have to admit that was some awesome hair.

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Definitely the best part of this.

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I know right? She doesn’t even sound particularly unhappy about it.

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Well the video is of her other band Dinarama as noted in the post.

Though I am not sure how this is Goth either…

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Just because you shaved your eyebrows off and have a smokey eye don’t mean your band’s goth.

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“in high-waisted jeans” will now be appended to my fortune cookie prognostication.

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Yeah it’s weird to hear Alaska y Dinarama referred to as goth, sure, Alaska was always very flamboyant though I think the black is atypical, I’m not an expert but I think it has to do with how Spain filtered some of the aesthetics from popular movements like glam and goth, after all this is the country that gave us Locomia.

edited to add:
@TobinL They never referred to themselves as goth as far as I’m aware although they were influenced by the aesthetics, most of the time Alaska looked more like Boy George.

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The other band Alaska is in Fangoria is described as electro-pop goth. Which you know still is like how? I posted a Fangoria video above.

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Yeah, they were totally not goth. Alaska was aesthetically goth (and still is) but her music was new wave or glam rock. Dark themes but with funny and upbeat lyrics.

PD: She was part of “La Bola de Cristal” a Spanish childrens TV show that took the idea of Sesame Street and added WHAT IF THAT BUT PUNK AND ANTICAPITALIST?

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I guess its redundant to point out that Freddy Krueger is NOT A ZOMBIE.
So I´ll just wax nostalgic and point out that back when this video was made, the actual rights-holders of the actual Nightmare on Elm Street had already turned Freddy into a corny joke all by themselves:

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I concur that is some fantastic hair. She looks a bit like Death from Sandman, and I always thought Death was hot

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