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on 17 May 2004
Bauhaus breezed onto the music scene in 1979 and were instantly derided as being passe and harking back to earlier David Bowie material. What was missed at the time as that a new Genre of music was germinating from the seeds that David J, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy were planting.
Listening to these tracks again it is surprising how fresh they are and how well the music stands up to modern comparison. The vocals of Murhpy range from gloriously languid to demonic screams. Daniel Ash coaxs all sorts from noises from his guitar. David J is pounding on the bass. Kevin Haskins is tribal on drums.
These tracks have defined the Gothic music scene for over 20 years now. If you want to see where it all started listen to Bela Lugosi's Dead and Dark Entries.
If you like Gothic music then these tracks MUST be in your collection - if only these guys could have stayed together longer the whole face of gothic music could have been different (and probably better).