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Bauhaus – Crackle //Beggars Banquet// (Released 7th December)

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£19.99 – Ruby Coloured Vinyl 2xLP

Formed in 1978, late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, the band are reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the “founding fathers of goth” tag that is always attached to them.

Bauhaus’ landmark debut album, In The Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD’s first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then “moved upstairs” to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more. They remain a huge cult concern, periodically reforming to wow their legions of dedicated followers.

The band’s members continue to make new music. Peter Murphy enjoys a successful solo career, Love And Rockets consisted of Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Tones On Tail was comprised of Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins. Poptone is a retrospective project, featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and his daughter Diva Dompé, revisiting the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets.

A “best-of” collection of songs, Crackle contains the studio version of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”. All Music described it as “an excellent single-disc overview of the group’s brief career, containing all of their essential songs, from “In the Flat Field” and “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” to “Ziggy Stardust” and “Burning From The Inside… it’s nice that there’s finally a thorough single-disc retrospective of the groundbreaking goth quartet” and Pitchfork said it is “a fine retrospective of the material that both Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson claim was a “major influence” of their music”.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Double Dare
  2. In The Flat Field
  3. The Sanity Assassin
  4. The Passion Of Lovers
  5. She’s In Parties
  6. Kick in the Eye (Remix Single Version)
  7. Ziggy Stardust
  8. Dark Entries
  9. Hollow Hills
  10. Mask
  11. Silent Hedges
  12. Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Tomb Raider Mix)
  13. Terror Couple Kill Colonel
  14. Spirit
  15. Burning From The Inside
  16. Crowds

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Ruby Coloured Vinyl 2xLP