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Bauhaus Is Coming... 
8th-Sep-2007 07:16 pm
Bauhaus
I have everything uploaded except for the videos, so what doesn't get uploaded tonight will be set for Sunday overnight and posted on Monday. Remember, if I don't have you on my friends list, you won't be able to see the post - so comment to be added! So far I'll be offering the following for the Bauhaus post:
  • Bela Lugosi's Dead EP
  • Live In The Studio 1979 (Demos)
  • In The Flat Field*
  • Mask*
  • Press The Eject & Give Me The Tape (live)*
  • The Sky's Gone Out*
  • Burning From The Inside*
  • Rest In Peace - The Final Concert
  • Swing The Heartache - The BBC Sessions
  • Gotham (live)
  • Shadow Of Light - The Videos
  • Archive - The Concert Video 1982
  • Gotham - The Concert Video 1999
    * contains all tracks on the full release as well as bonus tracks, rarities, & B-sides from import singles releases


I adore Bauhaus, as well as all of the bands that were formed in its wake. I was a fanatic about them in the late 80's and throughout the 90's, having built up an awesome collection before losing it all in one of my moves. I had all of the vinyl releases including every picture disc, every poster issued, and a copy of the limited edition issues of Bela Lugosi's Dead and the extremely rare Japanese box set of 1979-1982 that was a pressing of only 2000 sets worldwide. Mine was #298. I've seen Bauhaus live, I've seen Love & Rockets & Peter Murphy live, and have been amazed each and every time. The videos for Shadow Of Light & Archive are the same format as the 1982 VHS releases, but the quality is not great by any means. Apparently what happened was Beggar's Banquet transfered from the VHS to DVD rather than transferring from the Laserdiscs, which were the best audio/video quality available. Still, it's what I had and it's an excellent addition to any true fan's collection - particularly if you've never seen them before. And then there's Gotham... I saw them on the Ressurection Tour in 1999 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, and I remember vividly how amazig it was from the time I heard about the show and bought tickets until the time I went and was standing in the theater, still in complete disbelief that this was really happening, until that unmistakable guitar scream flew into the crowd and signalled beginning to Double Dare. From that moment, I had tears streaming down my face - I was actually, FINALLY seeing Bauhaus live after all these years. Every song they played was immaculate and played with a harder, tighter sense of timing than on any live recording I'd heard before.

Hands down one of the best shows I have ever seen in my life, by one of the bands that helped shape my worldview of art, music, and the fantastic beauty of being not normal.
Comments 
9th-Sep-2007 06:56 am (UTC)
a little fact about me. when i was very very little like 7 or 8 mask for the 1st song that moved me to tears. that guitar riff at the end. beautiful!
9th-Sep-2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
I don't remember how old I was, but the first thing I remember hearing by Bauhaus was Hollow Hills. Hearing it performed live, less than 20 feet in front of me, having waited SO many years thinking that it would never happen, was one of the most surreal moments of my life.

There was a time in the late 80's where my bedroom was a Bauhaus/related bands sanctuary. Not a single square inch of wall space was left unpostered (I'm totally serious, I really wished I had pictures) and I took the music collection I had on CD with me everywhere I went in my faithful Discman case.

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