Tuesday, July 28, 2009


An archetypal Goth-rock composition in every sense of the word, The Church's ‘Ripple’, from 1992, remains one of the veteran psych-rockers' more underrated singles, next to more celebrated numbers like ‘Under the Milky Way’ and ‘Metropolis’. All the elements that comprise a good Goth-rock composition are present and accounted for: the sinister-sounding, understated guitar riffs, the jittery percussion work, the ominous, cavernous bass lines, and most of all, the maddeningly cryptic, intentionally cabalistic lyrics. Check out the equally enigmatic video clip, made up of various disjointed, nightmarish images.


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