Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978. The band was originally composed of Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), David J (bass), and Kevin Haskins (drums). They were part of the post-punk and gothic rock movements of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Bauhaus released their debut single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” in 1979, which is often considered one of the first gothic rock songs. They followed this with their debut album, “In the Flat Field,” in 1980. The album received critical acclaim and helped establish Bauhaus as one of the leading bands in the genre.

The band went on to release several more albums, including “Mask” (1981), “The Sky’s Gone Out” (1982), and “Burning from the Inside” (1983). Their music was characterized by a dark and atmospheric sound, with influences from punk, glam rock, and experimental music.

Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, but they reunited for a tour in 1998, and again from 2005 to 2008, and in 2019 and 2022. and released an album, “Go Away White,” in 2008. Despite their relatively short career, Bauhaus had a significant impact on the gothic rock and alternative music scenes, and their influence can still be heard in bands today.

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