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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Music/PeterMurphy, David J, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins.]]

->''"The pangs of dark delight,\\
Don't cower in night fright"''\\
--'''"Double Dare"'''

Possibly TropeMaker and certainly TropeCodifier of GothRock. Bauhaus aren't just ''a'' goth band, they were ''the'' goth band. Although the band mainly performed GothRock and PostPunk, they were not limited by it and often explored their love of dub music. The band consisted of vocalist Music/PeterMurphy, guitarist Daniel Ash, bassist David J, and drummer Kevin Haskins.

When the band broke up, Murphy formed the short-lived Dali's Car with Music/{{Japan}} bassist Mick Karn followed by a solo career, and Haskins, Ash, and Glenn Campling formed Music/TonesOnTail. Shortly after Tones on Tail, Music/LoveAndRockets (after the [[ComicBook/LoveAndRockets Hernandez brothers' comic]]) was formed from Ash, Haskins, and J.

Not to be confused with the German artistic movement.

!!Studio Discography
* ''In the Flat Field'' (1980)
* ''Mask'' (1981)
* ''The Sky's Gone Out'' (1982)
* ''Burning from the Inside'' (1983)
* ''Go Away White'' (2008)

!!This band provides examples of:
* AlbumTitleDrop: The experimental "Exquisite Corpse", for ''The Sky's Gone Out'' and "Black Stone Heart" for "Go Away White".
* TheBandMinusTheFace: After Peter Murphy left the band, the rest of the band went under the name "Music/LoveAndRockets", which achieved commercial success.
* CloudCuckooLander: Peter. Case in point: Fishcakes.
* CoverVersion: "In Heaven" from ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' on ''Rest in Peace: The Final Concert''. Music/DavidBowie's "Ziggy Stardust", among other covers, was usually played in live concerts.
* ADayInTheLimelight: David J. provides the vocals for "Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?".
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: In true PostPunk[=/=]GothRock fashion, most pictures of the band and the video for "She's in Parties" are in black and white.
* EpicRocking: "Bela Lugosi's Dead", clocking in at over 9 minutes.
* GenreRoulette
** Recorded quite a few dub reggae songs in addition to their better known gothic music.
** ''Mask'' had a more pronounced Funk element in several of its songs. "Dancing" for an example.
** "Exquisite Corpse" goes through several genres in a single song.
* GothRock: TropeCodifier with "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (1979)
* HoYay: Invoked by Murphy and Ash on stage, fairly often. Sometimes between Peter and David J.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "The Three Shadows: Part 1" and "Satori"
* LargeHam: Peter Murphy, especially on "In the Flat Field". The album was bashed by critics at first because of that.
* LiveAlbum: ''Press The Eject and Give Me the Tape,'' ''Swing the Heartache,'' ''Rest in Peace: The Final Concert'' and ''Gotham''.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Range from a 1 ("The Three Shadows: Part 1") to about a 5 ("Dark Entries"), but they're generally a 3 or 4. Their reunion album "Go Away White" has a substantially harder sound, although it never surpassed a 6.
* MoodWhiplash: On ''Mask'', "Hollow Hills", an extremely ominous song, is sandwiched between the significantly upbeat songs "Dancing" and "Kick In The Eye"
* OminousLatinChanting: On "Stigmata Martyr".
* PostPunk
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Terror Couple Kill Colonel".
* SiblingTeam: The rhythm section of David J and Kevin Haskins are brothers.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: ''Go Away White'' is a simplified GarageRock album.
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