Lagartija Nick

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"Lagartija Nick"
Bauhaus lagartija nick.jpg
Single by Bauhaus
Released15 January 1983[1]
GenrePost punk, gothic rock
LabelBeggars Banquet Records
Songwriter(s)Peter Murphy
Daniel Ash
Kevin Haskins
David J
Bauhaus singles chronology
"Ziggy Stardust"
"Lagartija Nick"
"She's in Parties"
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

"Lagartija Nick" is a song by English gothic rock band Bauhaus, released as a stand-alone single in 7" and 12" format on the Beggars Banquet Records label in January 1983.

It reached number 44 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

A version of the song was first recorded as "Bite my Hip" in 1979 at the band's first recording session where their first single was recorded.[3] Murphy and Ash composed the song but did not develop it as the group thought it was too "simplistic". Later, Murphy and David J reworked it, incorporating references to the Devil ("Lagartija Nick" being an old Spanish term) and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.[4]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Lagartija Nick"
  2. "Paranoia, Paranoia"
  1. "Lagartija Nick"
  2. "Watch That Grandad Go"
  3. "Paranoia, Paranoia"
  4. "In the Flat Field (Live in Paris)"


  1. ^ "News". Record Mirror: 6. 8 January 1983. Retrieved 15 December 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Lagartija Nick – Bauhaus : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (10 September 2018). "Bauhaus to Unearth Unreleased Songs From 'Bela Session' for 40th Anniversary". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  4. ^ Kretsch, Ron (23 November 2018). "UNDEAD UNDEAD UNDEAD! DAVID J TALKS WITH DM ABOUT NEVER-BEFORE HEARD MUSIC FROM BAUHAUS". Dangerous Minds. Retrieved 22 May 2020.

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