Bauhaus – In The Flat Field (CD)


Classic 1980 debut from the legendary goth band.

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In 1980, after almost single-handedly inventing the goth genre with their debut small wonder released single, ‘bela lugosi’s dead’, bauhaus recorded ‘in the flat field’ for the 4ad label. This cd retains the original album’s rather daring cover art plus eight bonus tracks. ‘in the flat field’ is classic and influential, a deadly combination. Though Bauhaus may be labeled as goth’, the pealing feedback that opens the album (‘dark entries’) and the anguished howl in the first line of ‘double dare’ (“i dare you to be real!”) prove that they arrive with the same punk rock pedigree as many of their contemporaries. Peter murphy’s vocals very nearly dominate the proceedings. by turns, he declaims, wails, and sings-even speaking in tongues on ‘stigmata martyr’. His lyrics draw from popular culture, from greek mythology, and from everything in between. the rhythm section of brothers david jay (bass) and kevin haskins (drums) provides a flexible but extremely forceful backbone to daniel ash’s squalling, often distorted, guitar sound. Make no mistake. This is a rock record – and one of the best, at that.




1. Double Dare
2. In The Flatfield
3. God In An Alcove, A
4. Dive
5. Spy In The Car, The
6. Small Talk Stinks
7. St. Vitus Dance
8. Stigmata Martyr
9. Nerves
10. Dark Entries (Bonus)
11. Telegram Sam (Bonus)
12. Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores (Bonus)
13. Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Bonus)
14. Scopes (Bonus)
15. Untitled (Bonus)
16. God In An Alcove, A (Bonus)
17. Crowds (Bonus)

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