Written by: Matt Sloan
Photo courtesy of Cleopatra Records
Former Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins recently appeared on Alex Green’s Stereo Embers: The Podcast to discuss his new book Bauhaus–Undead: The Visual History Of Bauhaus.
A labor of love, the handsomely packaged deluxe coffee table book (10’’ x 13’’ in 316 pages) was just released (March 16) by Cleopatra Records and features a host of riches, including never-before-seen photos, memorabilia, handmade band flyers, show posters, backstage passes, set lists, contracts, pins, recording schedules, tour itineraries, letters, hand-written lyrics and a Bauhaus comic strip.
The book also includes a series of recollections by Haskins himself.
Haskins told Alex how the book almost never happened, but in true Bauhaus fashion, it was resurrected from the dead.
The two also discuss how geography can inform the sound of a band, the cruelty of the British press and the current state of Haskins’ relationship with Peter Murphy.
Formed by Daniel Ash in 1978, Bauhaus’ lineup included Haskins, his brother David J. and singer Peter Murphy. The legendary post-punk outfit only recorded five albums, but are considered to be one of the most important and influential bands in modern music.
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