Bauhaus

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:40 pm

Any other fans of Bauhaus here?




They are one of my favourite bands of all-time. I am into the gothic subculture, so it may sound a bit cliche, but Bauhaus are just a class band. They weren't just the pioneers, they set the standards and are still role models for every actual Goth band. The band brought a sort of music that was completely new (although influences from Bowie and Joy Division can be heard) and the imaginary used was also completely new. The band didn't take it all too serious and saw it as an act, but they did cause the rise of the Goth subculture.

Bela Lugosi's Dead is obviously their trademark and a legendary song overall, but other must-hears include She's In Parties, The Passion Of Lovers, In The Flat Field (a postpunk anthem), Hollow Hills, Burning From The Inside, Double Dare, All We Ever Wanted (Was Everything), Lagartija Nick, ... plus their excellent covers Ziggy Stardust and Telegram Sam.

The band reunited as a once-off for Coachella Festival last year, or so was the plan. However, they got the spark of darkness again and continued the reunion with a full tour, and this summer they're touring again. In Autumn the first Bauhaus studio album since 1983 is being recorded!

Regardless of the music (which is something you like or not), everyone should see Peter Murphy perform. He's one of the most charismatic frontmen alive, the look in his eyes aline is pure shivers... The man has an incredible charisma and stage personality: mysterious, a bit dark, yet sensual at the same time.

In the margins: I am attending Mera Luna festival this summer for Bauhaus, my second trip to Germany this year and both times it's especially to see Bauhaus (I attended their gig in Berlin already last February)
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Postby treefingers » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:06 am

i like 'em, although i only have the best of...

they are opening up for nine inch nails in june. really wish i was going, i'd love to see them both *sigh*
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:27 am

I don't like Nine Inch Nails, and I think it's an insult that Bauhaus have to open for them. The other way round would be a bit more logical, but guess one can't fight commerce... Luckily Bauhaus will be able to play an almost full set, then at least it's worth the efford. And guess it's good promotion for the forthcoming/upcoming new album!

I was planning to travel to London to see them on the Wireless Festival along with Depeche Mode and Goldfrapp. But they cancelled that because of the US tour with NIN. Because of the cancellation, I will now travel to Germany to see Bauhaus at the Mera Luna festival. BlutEngel is at the same festival, so that is much better than Depeche Mode and Goldfrapp B)
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Postby Catherine » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:05 pm

They have nothing to do with gothic, they're a punk band, goth is basically a bunch of morons running around the graves at night.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:31 pm

:huh:


Maybe you should leave comments on the gothic subculture to the ones who actually know about it... I am in the Goth scene since quite a while, and I rarely met people who frequent graveyards. Maybe we can discuss this properly once you've done some research and don't have to rely on meaningless stereotypes...
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Postby Rodchenko » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:37 pm

Where should one start? I mean, I have heard a couple of tunes but I haven't got an album yet... Really liked it!
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:00 pm

Start with their compilation album Crackle to have a good overview, then pick the studio albums in equal order... You'll be a fan for life rapidly enough, they're a stunning band!
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Postby Miserable Liar » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:05 pm

I don't like a majorty of what the influenced, but there's something inevitably beautiful about Bauhaus. It's not just the music, it's the atmosphere it creates. My friend went to see them back in febuary, said they were "fuckin' fantastic Matt". I regret not going with him.

They're good, something for everyone with a decent set of ears.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:13 pm

I am a Goth so I am quite enthousiast about some bands they influenced ; although I am an old-school Goth. I don't like the majority of current Goth bands, they are constantly mixing goth with other genres and therefor giving the impression they just use Goth elements to commercialise their music. I am into the older goth acts like Bauhaus, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Silke Bischoff, some stuff by The Cure, ... but am not very enthousiast about the more modern bands that claim to be gothic. Exceptions exist of course, but overall I am more into the classic gothic bands.

Bauhaus are brilliant and I look very much forward to the new album and to their upcoming tour. The guys all look forward to recording the new album and I'm sure it will be a great piece of work. I am curious if Peter Murphy will put some oriental of sufism influences in the new album (as he does in his solo work) or if it will be a classic Bauhaus sound... The album should be in stores by winter!
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Postby elko » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:15 pm

miserableliar wrote:inevitably beautiful

Pretentious sod.
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Postby Miserable Liar » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:17 pm

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inevitably beautiful

Pretentious sod.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:29 pm

This is pure gothness, one of the most horror-esque/doomiest sounds ever recorded:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2WiGBS6wNY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2WiGBS6wNY</a>

Peter Murphy is so great and mysterious here... Yay, five more days and I'm seeing Bauhaus again live!
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:21 pm

The dream is over, forever.

Bauhaus have split up again and I really don't see a third reunion occuring. The good news is that they keep their promise to the fans of releasing a new album: the new album Go Away White has been recorded and will be for sale from March 2008 on! However, they kept this one promise, but the new album is the final statement of the band. There will be no tour to promote the new album and the band is done forever, so the new album is a farewell present to the fans.

The band had started a new reunion in 2005 but another conflict (the band is very unclear about the nature of the conflict) made them decide to call it an end for good now. They kept the promise of a new album and thus the new album has been recorded, but the band made it clear that this new record (the first Bauhaus album in 25 years) will be their final moment.

I am confused. I am excited about a new album and am delighted they kept their promise to the fans, but I am sad when realising I will never see them live again. Well, at least I was lucky enough to have seen them twice during the last tour.

Thanks for the brilliant music you left behind, Bauhaus. The legend will live on forever. Hopefully the new album will be good, so that we can consider it a worthy farewell present.
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Re: Bauhaus

Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:55 pm

i heard the first couple of songs from the new album (since I am not good with torrents I haven't heard the new album yet in total, only some songs) and it is quite, well, not sure what to think. The songs sound good, but they sound different from the Bauhaus I was used to. Black Stone Heart for example sounds almost radio-friendly, totally different from the brooding darkness of the old Bauhaus. Also, Peter Murphy's voice sounds a bit less bombastic and dramatic. A few of the songs actually sound more like Peter's solo work than like Bauhaus. Luckily there is still Saved, which sounds as haunting and dramatic as some of the old songs like Burning From The Inside. I am curious to hear the total album now, in less than a month's time it will be in stores. I hope to hear some songs that really have that Bauhaus spirit, rather than an attempt to score some quick radio hits before splitting up for good.
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