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

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

Possibly TropeMakers and certainly TropeCodifier of Goth Rock. 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 [[{{Reggae}} 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 ''Dalis Car'' with ''Music/{{Japan}}'' bassist Mick Karn, followed by a solo career. Haskins, Ash, and roadie Glenn Campling formed Music/TonesOnTail. Shortly after Tones on Tail dissolved, Ash and Haskins re-grouped with David J to form Music/LoveAndRockets (after the [[ComicBook/LoveAndRockets Hernandez brothers' comic]]).

Not to be confused with the German artistic movement, although their name is a ShoutOut to it.
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!! Studio Discography:

* ''In the Flat Field'' (1980)
* ''Mask'' (1981)
* ''The Sky's Gone Out'' (1982)
* ''Burning from the Inside'' (1983)
* ''Go Away White'' (2008)
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!! 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 the band broke up and Murphy declined a reunion, the rest of the band reformed under the name Music/LoveAndRockets, which achieved commercial success.
* BreakupBreakout: While the band were more influential than successful, both Music/LoveAndRockets and Music/PeterMurphy solo, had hit singles in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Peter. Case in point: Fishcakes.
* CoverVersion: "In Heaven" from ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' on ''Rest in Peace: The Final Concert,'' Music/DeadCanDance's "Severance" on ''Gotham,'' Music/DavidBowie's "Ziggy Stardust," among other covers, were usually played in live concerts, and many were recorded as singles.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: In true PostPunk / GothRock fashion, most pictures of the band and the video for "She's in Parties," are in black and white. The band also chose to eschew colourful stage lights, in favour of straight white lights.
* EpicRocking: "Bela Lugosi's Dead," clocking in at over 9 minutes.
** "Nerves," "1-2-3-4," and "Burning from the Inside" count as well.
* GenreRoulette:
** Recorded quite a few [[{{Reggae}} Dub]] 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."
* IronicNurseryTune: "The Three Shadows: Part 2" is stated by Peter Murphy, as a song based around this.
* 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."
** On ''The Sky's Gone Out,'' the melancholy "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" comes directly after the catchy "The Three Shadows: Part 3."
* OminousLatinChanting: On "Stigmata Martyr."
* PostPunk
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Terror Couple Kill Colonel."
* SiblingTeam: The rhythm section of David J and Kevin Haskins are brothers.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: David J provides the vocals for "Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?"
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: ''Go Away White'' is a simplified GarageRock album.
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