Andi Sex Gang

20.04.2017

I recently came across this documentary about Andi Sex Gang. He was one of the first artists I collaborated with, shortly after I decided to leave music college in 1998. His band Sex Gang Children were enormously influential in the 1980s and he can reasonably be credited with having defined the Goth movement.

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Andi is a visionary musician and a true original; he also has a background in social activism and, although when I met him he had recently emerged from a brutal few years, he struck me as one of the most life-affirming, dignified and driven people I’d ever met. He was also very funny.

Playing his extraordinary music remains one of the highlights of my life and although this film is a little rough around the edges, it gives a great idea of what Andi is like and serves as a decent introduction to his art.

I appear very briefly towards the end, in some promotional footage, looking like a scrawny vampire apprentice – though thankfully without the blue hairspray I would occasionally deploy for gigs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYymLmG3eQ