Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally Bauhaus 1919 before they dropped the numerical portion within a year of formation. With their dark and gloomy sound and image, Bauhaus are generally considered the first gothic rock group.
Bauhaus first broke up in 1983. Peter Murphy began a solo career while the other members continued as Tones on Tail and, later, Love and Rockets. Both enjoyed greater commercial success in the United States than Bauhaus had, but disappeared from the charts in their homeland. The band reunited for a 1998 tour and on a more permanent basis in 2005. The group announced plans to disband again following the release of their final album, Go Away White, in 2008.
Back in 1979, an English Goth band known as Bauhaus recorded this gem of a song "live in the studio" during one single take. Released in August of that year, " Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the band's first major single which would prove to be their most famous work. Over 9 minutes in length, Peter Murphy's vocals aren't heard until the listener is almost three minutes into the song. With instant comparisons to The Doors or Pink Floyd, it was … more