Saturday, July 15, 2017


What the hell was up with Bauhaus?  I always wanted to like them, and they admittedly had a few pretty decent tunes here and there but, for the most part, they were laughably pretentious.  And then they broke up and everyone involved went apeshit.

Peter Murphy developed some sort of uplifting romantic spiritual streak, and his solo work was incredible.  CASCADE is his best.  No need to take my word for it, but you might as well anyway.

Ash and Haskins formed Tones on Tail, one of the all-time best post-break up groups ever.  The key to their quality was only lasting about a year, so they never had time to descend into mediocrity.

And then David J came back, and so was born Love & Rockets.  Three albums of impeccable greatness followed by commercial breakthrough (with an admittedly mediocre album).  I seem to be the only person in the world who likes album no. 5 HOT TRIP TO HEAVEN, but fuck everyone else.  The dancey, trippy first half is pretty gosh darn swell, and the rest of it still mostly better than album no. 4.  The last two albums blow chunks, but DAMN they were on fire for a few years.

And we will not speak of the Bubblemen.  Ever.

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