Bauhaus discography

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Bauhaus discography
A black-and-white photograph showing (from left to right) a guitarist, a singer, a guitarist and a drummer performing on stage.
Bauhaus in concert in 2006
Studio albums 5
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 3
EPs 4
Singles 11
Video albums 3
Music videos 5

The discography of Bauhaus, a British gothic rock band, consists of five studio albums, four live albums, three compilation albums, four extended plays (EPs), eleven singles and three video albums. The band was formed in Northampton in 1978 by Daniel Ash (guitar), David J (bass), Kevin Haskins (drums) and Peter Murphy (vocals).

Released in August 1979 on Small Wonder Records, Bauhaus's debut single—the nine-minute-long "Bela Lugosi's Dead"—failed to make the UK Singles Chart. The band signed with 4AD in 1980 and released three more singles, all of which failed to chart. They also released their debut album, In the Flat Field, in 1980 and this became the band's first release to chart when it reached No. 72 on the UK Albums Chart. After changing labels in 1981 to Beggars Banquet Records, the band made the UK Singles Chart for the first time with "Kick in the Eye", which reached No. 59.

Their follow-up single, "The Passion of Lovers", reached No. 56. After the band's second album, Mask (1981), reached No. 30 on the UK Albums Chart, the next two singles failed to reach the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. October 1982 saw the band's highest showing in the UK Singles Chart when they released a cover version of David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust", which reached No. 15—as well as reaching No. 13 on the Irish Singles Chart. Also released in October 1982, The Sky's Gone Out reached No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. The band released two more singles and an album in 1983, all of which failed to capitalise on the success of their releases in late 1982, before disbanding.

After disbanding, all four members of Bauhaus undertook various solo projects before Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins reformed as Love and Rockets in 1985.[1] Bauhaus reformed for the Resurrection Tour in 1998 and for a one-off concert in April 2005. Another reunion tour followed towards the end of 2005, before work started on a new album Go Away White, released in March 2008. The album charted poorly, only reaching No. 120 on the UK Albums Chart, but gave the band their first entry for a studio album on the U.S. Billboard 200 when it reached No. 105. Following the release of the album, Bauhaus disbanded again.[1]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions UK Certification
1980 In the Flat Field 72
1981 Mask 30 Silver[5]
1982 The Sky's Gone Out
  • Released: October 1982
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
4 Silver[5]
1983 Burning from the Inside
  • Released: July 1983
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: LP, cassette, CD
2008 Go Away White 183 105
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Details
1982 Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: LP, CD
  • First released as a bonus disc with initial copies of The Sky's Gone Out
1992 Rest in Peace: The Final Concert
  • Label: Nemo
  • Format: 2×CD
1997 Live in the Studio 1979
  • Label: Nemo
  • Format: CD
  • Distributed with the book Beneath the Mask.[6]
1999 Gotham
  • Released: November 1999
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Format: 2×CD
2009 This Is for When
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: Vinyl 180
  • Format: 2×LP
  • On CD as part of the Omnibus edition of Mask but released separately on vinyl[7]

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions UK Certification
1985 Bauhaus 1979–1983
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: 2×LP, cassette, CD
  • Released as two separate CDs: 1979–1983 Volume 1 and 1979–1983 Volume 2.
36 Silver[5]
1989 Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: 2×LP, cassette, CD
1998 Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year EP details UK

1982 Kick in the Eye EP
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: 7", 12"
1983 4AD
  • Released: October 1983
  • Label: 4AD
  • Format: 12"
The Singles 1981–1983
  • Released: October 1983
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Format: 12"
Bauhaus E.P.
  • Label: A&M
  • Format: 7"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Single Peak chart positions Album

1979 "Bela Lugosi's Dead" Non-album single
1980 "Dark Entries"
"Terror Couple Kill Colonel"
"Telegram Sam"
1981 "Kick in the Eye" 59 29 Mask
"The Passion of Lovers" 56
1982 "Satori in Paris" Inserted into LP copies of Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape
"Spirit" 42 The Sky's Gone Out
"Ziggy Stardust" 15 13 Non-album single
1983 "Lagartija Nick" 44
"She's in Parties" 26 28 Burning from the Inside
"The Sanity Assassin" Non-album fan club single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
1984 Shadow of Light
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • Formats: VHS, DVD[A]
1999 Gotham
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
  • A^1 ^2 DVD release contains Shadow of Light and Archive.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director[10]
1980 "Telegram Sam" Mick Calvert
1981 "Mask" Christopher Collins
1982 "Spirit"
"Ziggy Stardust" Mick Calvert
1983 "She's in Parties" Howard Guard


  1. ^ a b "Bauhaus Biography". NME. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (ed.) (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. p. 45. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Discographie Bauhaus". Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Bauhaus: Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 August 2009.  Note: User needs to enter "Bauhaus" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.
  6. ^ Brooksbank, Andrew J (1997). Bauhaus: Beneath the Mask. London: Nemo. OCLC 39286316. 
  7. ^ Vinyl 180: Bauhaus
  8. ^ "Search the charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 22 September 2008.  Note: User needs to enter "Bauhaus" as the artist search term.
  9. ^ "Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2008. 
  10. ^ Bauhaus: Shadow of Light/Archive (DVD). Beggars Banquet. 6 December 2005. BB 022 DVDP. 

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