13 Questions to Peter Beckers (Star Industry)


Peter Beckers

Star Industry

What was the very first record you bought?

I still remember it very good, the record shop where I bought it is not there anymore but it was 17 seconds from The Cure.

What is the most expensive record have you bought?

That has to be The Man Who Sold The World from David Bowie.

What are your 5 very favorite bands ever?

The Cult, The Sisters Of Mercy, NIN , and from the much older bands I really like The Doors and The Beatles.

Name 5 bands that have changed your life?

David Bowie , The Sisters Of Mercy , Pink Floyd , Killing Joke and The Cult.

Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests?

I can only give my opinion about festivals where I was, and I prefer to name some great ones where we played. Lumous Gothic Festival in Tampere – Finland. We played there 2 times and it was 2 times really unforgettable. Such a special festival. The second is the great Whitby Gothic Weekend. The last time we played there we were at our day headliner on the main stage, and this concert hall on top of the clips was really amazing. The festival itselves is also so cool and relax. We return there for the Bram Stoker Film Festival soon, I can’t wait to do the gig. And of course M’era Luna, we also played there 2 times and it was both times such a great line up. Crazy.

Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan?

The Cult – Love tour at Pinkpop, I think it was in 1986. Alien Sex Fiend in Genk, also 1986. Crazy show, very wild. And almost every Ramones concert I attended.

Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist

One Second from Paradise Lost, First and Last and Always from The Sisters Of Mercy and from David Bowie, Heroes.

Describe yourself with 3 adjectives

Always very calm, passionate and emotional.

What is the most overrated gothic band?

Lets not talk about that.

What is the most underrated gothic band?

Many gothic bands are underrated for sure but I go for The Merry Thoughts. Such great songs they made.

In which band would you have liked to play live?

For sure The Cult.

Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately?

Aeon Sable, Sweet Ermengarde and from our own country, more new wave orientated, Whispering Sons.

Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why?

Here I go for both. I like a lot of different kinds of music.


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