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Bauhaus
Formed: 1978 in Northampton, England
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Disbanded: 1983
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins
Biography: Bauhaus are the founding fathers of goth rock, creating a minimalistic, overbearingly gloomy style of post-punk rock driven by jagged guitar chords and cold, distant synthesizers. Throughout their brief career, the band explored all the variations on their bleak musical ideas, adding elements of glam ...Read full biography
In the Flat Field
Released: 1980
Label: 4AD
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Few debut albums ever arrived so nearly perfectly formed; that In the Flat Field practically single-handedly invented what remains for many as the stereotype of goth music -- wracked, at times spindly ...Read full review
Mask
Released: 1981
Label: Beggars Group
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Managing the sometimes hard-to-negotiate trick of expanding their sound while retaining all the qualities which got them attention to begin with, on Mask the members of Bauhaus consciously stretched themselves ...Read full review