Monday, September 11, 2006
Bauhaus - Swing The Heartache: The BBC Sessions 1980-1983 (Released 1989)
These are the BBC Recordings of the great Bauhaus from the early 1980's, before any of their albums were made. Some songs were later released in slightly different forms on later LP's and singles. In my opinion Peter Murphy is is much better form here vocally than on later releases as evidenced on 'Ziggy Stardust', 'A God In An Alcove' and other gems. This is the boys with only sparse production and sans overdubs and is, therefore, a truly unique musical memoir of what it would have been like to hear them play in the early days. I have many Bauhaus bootlegs from both era's of their lifespan and very much recommend this as the top of the heap for early material. Also, 'Party of the First Part' is just pure fun.
Enjoy my good friends, Enjoy!