Bauhaus

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Intro

Legendary Gothic track, with Bauhaus being one of the masterminds behind the Gothic sound.

Below is their cover of a David Bowie track,
Through this, Bauhaus and David Bowie became such good friends that Bauhaus recorded music for a Bowie movie.

Info

Formed out of Northampton, England in 1978, and a major influence in the creation of the sounds that we have grown to know as Post Punk and Gothic.

They originally named themselves "Bauhaus 1919", but dropped the 1919 part of the name within a year of formation.

They gathered a reputation for having a dark and gloomy sound and image, and are cited by many as the first Gothic artist.

The band split during '83, Peter Murphy began a solo career while Ash and Haskins continued as Tones on Tail and, later, reunited with David J to form Love and Rockets. Both enjoyed greater commercial success in the USA than Bauhaus had, but disappeared from the charts in their homeland.

Bauhaus eventually reunited for a 1998 tour and again from 2005–2008.

Studio Albums List

Maybe it's only a short list of albums, but their legacy and influence would be hard to measure.

1) In the Flat Field (1980)

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2) Mask (1981)

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3) The Sky's Gone Out (1982)

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4) Burning from the Inside (1983)

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5) Go Away White (2008)

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Members Name Check

The classic lineup would be;-

  • Peter Murphy – vocals, occasional guitar, other instruments (1978–1983, 1998, 2005–2008)
  • Daniel Ash – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, saxophone, vocals (1978–1983, 1998, 2005–2008)
  • Kevin Haskins – drums, congas, keyboard, piano, backing vocals (1978–1983, 1998, 2005–2008)
  • David J (David John Haskins) – bass, acoustic bass guitar, piano, harpsichord, claves, vocals (1978–1983, 1998, 2005–2008)

An earlier member;-

  • Chris Barber – bass (1978)

External Links

Facebook page

The band has also been involved with a number of film and television soundtracks, IMDB listing here.