Bauhaus is an English group formed in Northampton in 1978 and composed of Pete Murphy, Daniel Ash, as well as brothers Kevin Haskins and David J Haskins. Group originally named Bauhaus 1919, ‘Bauhaus’ in reference to the famous German design school of the same name and ‘1919’ being in reference to the latter's first year of activity.
Group which released a first single in 1979 under the name of "Bela Lugosi's dead", title with a totally extraordinary duration since it is 9 minutes long, which will not prevent it from experiencing a nice success of esteem in the press and independent Charts.
Several singles were released subsequently, as well as a debut album called "In the flat field", but neither the singles nor the album allowed the group to emerge from the shadows. They therefore had to wait for the year 1981 and the album "Mask" to finally see their efforts rewarded. In particular thanks to the title "Kick in the eye", title which gives them a first notorious success and the icing on the cake, on both sides of the Atlantic.
But it is the year 1982 which definitively consecrates them with on the one hand the release of the album "The sky's gone out", album which will remain as the biggest success of all their discography but which paradoxically will only produce only one single with the title "Spirit".
And on the other hand with the single "Ziggy Stardust", a luxury cover of David Bowie's track. Single out of album and which will remain, him, as the biggest success of all their discography this time side single.
They had a last notorious success in 1983 with the single "She's in party", taken from the album "Burning from the inside" which was released the same year.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Bela Lugosi's dead 1979
Dark entries 1980
Telegram Sam 1980
Kick in the eye 1981
The passion of lovers 1981
Ziggy stardust 1982
Lagarija nick 1983
She’s in parties 1983
The sanity assassin 1983
1979 ... the first steps of a group that looks like no other and will do everything to keep it that way ...
1980 ... it is clear that their music is not reserved for ordinary people. Sensitive souls refrain...
1980 ... and this is not the title that will allow the group to increase its notoriety. The group will really have to make great efforts if he wants to attract the general public at all ...
1981 ... a semblance of effort that can be seen through this title. Well, we are still far from the average musical standards of the moment but there is better ...
1981 ... a year 1981 which saw the group finally experience its first successes. Admittedly, of small scale but it is at least a beginning ...
1982 ... year after year, the style, like the sound, evolves slightly but surely. We can therefore hope for the upcoming arrival of titles a little more affordable than previously ...
1982 ... a somewhat easy cover of David Bowie's cult title dating from 1972. The copy is not worth the original but allows the group to obtain a nice success of esteem on this one
1983 ... despite some efforts that went rather in the right direction, the group still does not manage to leave this creepy and dark side. Not ready to finish at the top of the Charts, the little guys ...
1983 ... which will surely remain as their most successful title. Title which unfortunately arrives a little late but better late than never !
1983 ... an adventure that lasted only a few years but given their style, it was obvious that they were not going to last for decades ...
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