13 Questions to Mark Tighe (1919, Another Cinema) RIP

Mark Tighe / 1919

What was the very first record you bought? – First record I bought was ‘Diamond dogs’ Mr David Bowie.

What is the most expensive record have you bought? – The most expensive is the Eddie Cochran 20th anniversary box set x4 vinyl.

What are your 5 very favorite bands ever? – Top 5 bands in no particular order: Wire, Joy Division, PIL (up to metal box), Neu, Morphine.

Name 5 bands that have changed your life? – I can’t say a Band has changed my life but some have given me great inspiration. Velvet Underground, Television, David Bowie, the Stones, Beatles ESP White Album.

Name your 3 favorite Gothic Fests? – Treffen……….. not familiar with any others.

Name your 3 favorite gigs as a musician and as fan? Sex pistols when they played near where I live. Wire at Leeds. Joy division saw them 4 times.

Name the most 3 influential albums for you as an artist – Unknown pleasures …JD / Nico ….Chelsea Girl / Pere Ubu ….Dub Housing

Describe yourself with 3 adjectives – Natural born fighter.

What is the most overrated gothic band? – No idea……… bands do what they do………. critics like to build and knock people. We make music out of passion……… everybody does their best.

What is the most underrated gothic band? – There is a little gem out there waiting to be discovered.

In which band would you have liked to play live? – I only ever want to play in 1919

Name 3 new gothic bands that have caught your attention lately? – Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons. Apart from that…..I need to get out more as a punter.

Gothic Rock or Post Punk and why? – 1919 formed in the post punk era. Goth came later and kind of wrapped their arms around us.