the arkive

  •  - Crackle - Ruby vinyl edition
  • LP:
    A1. Double Dare
    A2. In the Flat Field
    A3. The Sanity Assassin
    A4. The Passion of Lovers

    B1. She's in Parties
    B2. Kick In The Eye (single re-mix)
    B3. Ziggy Stardust
    B4. Dark Entries
    B5. Hollow Hills

    C1. Mask
    C2. Silent Hedges
    C3. Bela Lugosi's Dead (Tomb Raider mix)

    D1. Terror Couple Kill Colonel
    D2. Spirit (single version)
    D3. Burning From The Inside
    D4. Crowds


Crackle - Ruby vinyl edition

Beggars Banquet
Released 7 December 2018

Late 2018 will marked the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive reissued records from the band’s catalog on limited edition coloured vinyl.

Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, and they’ve been name checked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more. They remain a huge cult concern, periodically reforming to wow their legions of dedicated followers.

The band’s members continue to make new music. Peter Murphy enjoys a successful solo career and both Daniel Ash and David J have released a number of critically acclaimed solo albums and collaborative projects. Love And Rockets consisted of Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Tones On Tail was comprised of Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins. Poptone is a retrospective project, featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and his daughter Diva Dompé, revisiting the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets.

CRACKLE is a selection of Bauhaus’ finest from their catalog. Includes the 'Tomb Raider Mix of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” All Music described it as “an excellent single-disc overview of the group's brief career, containing all of their essential songs…it's nice that there's finally a thorough single-disc retrospective of the groundbreaking goth quartet” and Pitchfork said it is “a fine retrospective of the material that both Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson claim was a “major influence” of their music.”