Bauhaus [Special]

Bauhaus [Special]

Bauhaus were an English gothic rock band formed in Northampton in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) & David J (bass). Originally named Bauhaus 1919, until they dropped the numerals, within a year of formation.

Combining a number of influences (, , & ), to create a gloomy, but very passionate sound, appealing to many looking for something new after punk. Their sound proved very influential, inspiring or bringing attention to a whole wave of groups delving in the intense, gloomy style that would eventually come to be known as . Bauhaus remains one of the most popular groups of its era and genre.

Bauhaus first broke up in 1983. Peter Murphy began a solo career while the other members continued as Tones on Tail and, later, Love and Rockets. Both enjoyed greater commercial success in the United States than Bauhaus had, but disappeared from the charts in their homeland. The band reunited for a 1998 tour and on a more permanent basis in 2005. The group announced plans to disband again following the release of their final album, Go Away White, in 2008.

Bauhaus released their first new studio album since 1983, Go Away White, in 2008. This marked the end of the band and there was no supporting tour. Drummer Kevin Haskins said in an interview that they “were getting along really well, but there was an incident that occurred.” As a result, “some of us just felt that we didn’t want to carry on as a working unit”. In an interview with SuicideGirls, bassist David J said about the breakup: “You have a test tube, and you pour in one chemical, and you pour in another chemical, and something happens. It starts to bubble.

Pour in another chemical, and it starts to bubble a bit more. You pour in a fourth chemical, and it bubbles really violently, and then explodes. That’s my answer”. Peter Murphy claimed in another interview that “[…] he was most satisfied with the bonding on an emotional level. It was good to be working together and to put the past behind us and it was very positive. The result was coming out really fast, so it was exciting and it was very enjoyable,” but in the end “[…] that rocky character worked and I think it was a bit right to finish it, really.”

Murphy also stated in his MySpace blog in January that “there’s a lot more to it than this ‘incident’ that I’ve heard bandied about. In any group’s business there are constant incidents, so what? Committing to being in a band takes tolerance, love, and a massive commitment. I’ve walked on that stage at times when I could emotionally barely manage to and give it all just the same. If I’d let some disagreement or bad word distract me from that goal, then I’d need to question my integrity. Anton Corbijn once related to me how Bono of U2 talked about one of the reasons that U2 had survived was that they’re unlike many English bands; there was a kinship and priority given to each other as family. I personally sympathize with that. ‘There is no love where there is no Love.’”

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Bauhaus - Gotham 1998 (DVD)
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1980 - In the Flat Field pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1981 - Mask pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1982 - The Sky's Gone Out pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1983 - Burning From the Inside pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1998 - Gotham pass: lagrimapsicodelica
2008 - Go Away White

1979 - Bela Lugosi's Dead
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1980 - Dark Entries pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1982 - Ziggy Stardust / Third Uncle 7”

1983 - The Singles 1981/1983
1986 - 1979-1983 Volume 1 & 2 (Best Of Compilation) Pass:
1986 - Best Of Bauhaus 1979-1983 pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1996 - The Passion of the Covers A Tribute To Bauhaus pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1998 - Crackle pass: lagrimapsicodelica

1980 - Live at Chicago Space Palace (USA) (05.08.1980) (In The Flat Field)
1981 - La rose bonbon live in Paris Part1/Part2
1981 - Live at Heaven, Ultradisco
1982 - Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape pass: lagrimapsicodelica
1982 - Satori in Paris ( live at Le Rose Bon Bon, Paris, France)
1983 - In Fear Of Fear ( Live at Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
1983 - T.V Appearances
1988 - Rest In Peace - The Final Concert pass: lagrimapsicodelica
2003 - Swing the Heartache - The BBC Sessions pass: lagrimapsicodelica
2005 - Live At Coachella pass: lagrimapsicodelica
2006 - Live at the Columbiahalle Berlin
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2006 - Live at Lignano Rock Festival - Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italia) (14.08.2006)