Burning from the Inside

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Burning from the Inside
Studio album by
Released1 July 1983
StudioRockfield, Wales
LabelBeggars Banquet, A&M (US only)[1]
Bauhaus chronology
The Sky's Gone Out
Burning from the Inside
Go Away White

Burning from the Inside is the fourth studio album by English gothic rock band Bauhaus, released in 1983 by record label Beggars Banquet.

Recording and production[edit]

During the recording of the album, singer Peter Murphy was ill, leaving the rest of the band to undertake much of the writing and recording process without him. As evidence of how much input the rest of the band had on the album, bassist David J and guitarist Daniel Ash sang lead vocals on a number of songs.[2] This, combined with the fact that the band started recording without Murphy, led to internal difficulties, and by the time the album was released, they had already broken up.[citation needed] In 2015, David J announced in a solo performance that the album's title came from an incident in which he and Ash were smoking hash in a car and the car caught fire, burning from the inside.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Ned Raggett, writing for The Quietus in 2013, called the album "a compelling sprawl at its best, a case for fragmentation as beauty".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bauhaus (Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy).

1."She's in Parties"5:49
2."Antonin Artaud"4:09
3."Wasp" (instrumental)0:20
4."King Volcano"3:29
5."Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?"4:55
Side B
6."Slice of Life"3:43
7."Honeymoon Croon"2:52
8."Kingdom's Coming"2:25
9."Burning from the Inside"9:21
CD reissue bonus tracks
11."Lagartija Nick"3:30
12."Here's the Dub (Special Effects By 'Loonatik & Drinks')"3:18
14."Sanity Assassin"4:05




  1. ^ "Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside (1983, C - Monarch Pressing, Vinyl) %7c Discogs". Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Burning from the Inside – Bauhaus | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards |". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Quietus | Features | The Art of Parting: Bauhaus' Burning from the Inside 30 Years On". The Quietus. Retrieved 29 March 2015.

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