Bauhaus 'Crackle' 2xLP

Bauhaus 'Crackle' 2xLP
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive are reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on special edition coloured vinyl.

Formed in 1978, 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, Jane’s 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.

‘Crackle’ is a best-of collection of songs. 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’’s nice that there’s finally a thorough 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.”

Ruby vinyl 2LP .


Catalogue number: BBQLP2018X

Condition: New

Label: Beggars Banquet

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