BAUHAUS – Third LP ‘THE SKY’S GONE OUT’ Released 40 Years Ago

Back in time

20 October 2022

Who: New-Gothic-rock legends from Nottingham, UK,
fronted by voice/face Peter Murphy
Active: 1978–1983, 1998-2005, 2019–present / 5 LPs

Anniversary album: THE SKY’S GONE OUT
Released: 22 October 1982 – 40 years ago

AllMusic said: “The Sky’s Gone Out was caught between the expectations of an audience
now thoroughly embracing the incipient goth genre, with all the built-in limitations such expectations often provide, and a band which wanted to please them while still following its own muse. On balance it’s quite a fine album, but unlike Mask it misses the infusion of a more positive energy, and simply doesn’t gel as perfectly, more notable for individual songs than as
a whole.”
Score: 3/5.

TUTV: So much better than the critical press reception back then.
A sublime versatile record that didn’t age.

Single: All We Wanted Was Everything

Full album stream via Spotify

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Gothic Post-Punk Legends BAUHAUS Return With Brand New Ghostly Piece ‘DRINK THE NEW WINE’

New striking strokes

24 March 2022

British post-punk Goths BAUHAUS enjoyed the first part of their bumpy journey
from 1978 to 1983. Afterward, several reunions/splits occurred, with a new album
called Go Away White in 2008.

Back in 2019, they got together once again after 13 years.

And just now the band announced their first American shows in a long
while and dropped a new piece of music called DRINK THE NEW WINE.

An obscure and eidolic slow-moving trance-like procession sounding like
one of those Jah Wobble‘s bass impelled tracks from P.I.L’s sinister debut LP,
but Peter Murphy‘s tenebrous wailing reminds you that this is a vintage
Bauhaus performance.


Bell bottom blues
No pain, no pain
I’ll never see the boys again
‘Cause I’m off to the funny farm
Drown out the blues with booze
Now it’s off to the funny farm

I got news for you
Now I’m off to the funny farm
Casket of crisis
Too much tension and tears
I’ll never see the boys again
‘Cause I’m off to the funny farm
I’ll never see the boys again
‘Cause I’m off to the funny farm

Dreaming of a perfect world
Dreaming of a perfect world

The roulettista rolls the dice
The roulettista rolls
The roulettista rolls the dice
The roulettista rolls

Listen here…

05/14 – Pasadena, CA @ Cruel World Fest
05/15 – Pasadena, CA @ Cruel World Fest
05/17 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
05/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
05/25 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
05/27 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
09/08 – New York, NY @ Kings Theatre
09/09 – New York, NY @ Kings Theatre

Happy 61 To The Iconic Godfather Of Gothic Rock PETER MURPHY!

11 July 2018

Happy 61 – born 11 July 1957 in Nottingham, England – to the iconic Godfather of gothic rock PETER MURPHY and charismatic frontman of legendary British band Bauhaus (1978–1983/2005–2008). To celebrate the man’s birthday here are 3 outstanding crackerjacks…

* HANG UP (from Murphy’s 2014 solo album ‘Lion‘)

* THIRD UNCLE (from ‘The Sky’s Gone Out‘ LP by Bauhaus)

* BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD (Bauhaus‘ 1979 debut single)

PETER MURPHY: Facebook / BAUHAUS: Discography

(photo on top: cover I Spit Roses)

BAUHAUS – The Goth Legends Released Third Album ‘THE SKY’S GONE OUT’ 35 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…



Released: 19 October 1982 – 35 years ago

All Music wrote: “Old, pre-recording-career songs like the strong but dated ‘In the Night’ were revived and balanced against experiments and attempts to further develop the band’s sound, ultimately making ‘The Sky’s Gone Out’ feel more like a compilation than anything else. Piece by piece, though, the songs still often showed Bauhaus in excelsis. Ash’s elegant, haunting acoustic guitar work received two great showcases, ‘Silent Hedges’, adding a more familiar electric explosion to a fine Murphy performance detailing a desperate mental collapse, and ‘All We
Ever Wanted Was Everything’, a sympathetic, nostalgic reflection on dreams of the past, again matched by a perfectly balanced Murphy vocal. Other standouts include the brooding lope of “Swing the Heartache,” with a skeletal rhythm matched against some of Ash’s best guitar work, and “Spirit,” a live standout inspired by the performance vibe the band received from its fans.

Turn Up The Volume! says: After all these years this record is still a compelling substantiation of Bauhaus‘ enthralling impact, sonically and lyrically…

Three Top Tracks (hard choice): Spirit / All We Ever Wanted Was Everything / Third Uncle

* SPIRITglorious tribute to their loyal fans

* ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING (lyrics clip) haunting & gloomy beauty

* THIRD UNCLE (live version – 1992 – Manchester) – cutting Brian Eno cover

Full album…
(original tracklist: #1- #10)

BAUHAUS: Facebook – Discography
PETER MURPHY: Website – Facebook