Bauhaus

Live in the Studio 1979

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This London recording takes us back to the inception of the morbid son of glam, Bauhaus. Bereft of demos, this haunting time capsule presents their hallmark sound: attenuated pop guitar lines played low and hauntingly to frame Peter Murphy's dungeon vocals. This recording predates the group's self-produced debut LP, In the Flat Field. Besides being essential for Bauhaus fans, Live in the Studio 1979 is a fascinating document exhibiting the forbidding goth birth from the body of its parent and antipode. Captured on this EP are "In the Night," "A God in the Alcove," "Dark Entries," "T. Rex," "Telegram Sam," "Nerves," "Honeymoon Croon," "Kamikaze Dive," and a fragment of "Shows." This is a pure (though lo-fi) example of black-on-black guitar rock.