30 Day Music Challenge: Day 1

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Ah, what better to get me actually writing in this fucking blog than a writing challenge? And what better month to start a 30 day challenge than April? So let’s just jump in, shall we?

Day 1: A song you like with a color in the title
Black No. 1 by Type O Negative

I really wanted to start this with something iconic, and for every goth chick in the world, what is more iconic than Black No. 1? That bass line mixed with the haunting low vocals of Peter Steele in the opening always makes me smile, no matter where I am or what I’m doing. FUN FACT: the original song is about 11 minutes long, which is the video I’m going to give you guys at the bottom. If you prefer, you can find the radio condensed version here

The anthem for every goth girl, new and old, was released on their thirdĀ albumĀ Bloody Kisses, which was actually released the year I was born (no laughing, guys, I’ve got an old soul). “Christian Woman” was on this album as well, another excellent representation of Peter Steele’s seductive voice.

Sadly, Steele passed away in 2010 from heart failure, taking his sexy voice with him. But we’ll always have Black No. 1.