Where did it all begin? Well, for Bauhaus (and thus arguably for all goths), it began in 1980 with In the Flat Field, a hell of a statement any way you cut it. Serious chugging rock heft underpins Peter Murphy’s highly characterful vocals: you can kind of see how it created a whole idiom in its wake. Reissue editions on 4AD.
Limited Vinyl LP £15.75 CAD2901LPX
Limited edition bronze coloured vinyl reissue LP on 4AD. Mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
Vinyl LP £14.99 CAD2901
Black vinyl gatefold LP + CD on 4AD.
8/10 Jack 25th July 2016
The best thing about this album is not what it sounds like, but what it doesn't. Leave your preconceptions about goth at the door, Bauhaus are at heart a post-punk band with a diverse range of influences. In a way, it's a shame that Bauhaus' work spawned a genre that has been burdened with so many stereotypes, and these do neither the album nor the band justice. 'In the Flat Field' is simply a classic of its era, and will appeal to a much wider audience than many may think. All post-punk fans should seek it out.
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