Another perfect song for Halloween! Band is called Xmal Deutschland. From 1982, almost 40 years ago. The music is called Gothic Rock. Bauhaus, the Cure, the aforementioned 45 Grave, Christian Death, Joy Division, etc.
Actually this sounds more like Christian Death than anything else. I saw them once at the Anticlub in 1985. They were fantastic. That was right before Rozz left when they were at their peak. Perfect wall of sound, as good as Phil Spector but dark as Hell. Dark as life, that is.
I set a record that night. I picked up a woman within three minutes of walking in the door! Anyone ever done that? Walk right into a party, a nightclub, Hell anywhere, and pick up a perfect stranger in only a short period of time. If you can do that, my hat’s off to you. You’re the man.