I dare you, to be real: Bauhaus - 1979-1983 poll

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Yeah, I love Bauhaus's version of Third Uncle, but I think I love the Eno version slightly more. They did grebt covers, though. Like, they took really obvious influences and just made them completely their own.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's good, but I don't think that their version surpasses the original at all. xp

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i do. love eno's original, but the bauhaus cover is what that song always dreamed it would grow up to be.

Totes le Héros (contenderizer), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's not a transformation, like say devo's "satisfaction", it's the complete fulfillment of intent and potential

Totes le Héros (contenderizer), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for this ingenious, seemingly impossible poll. Nothing against the covers but they seem to me to be reverent 'Foundations in Bauhaus Theory' exercises. I need to give this more thought, but today it’s:

The Passion of Lovers
Kick in the Eye
In the Flat Field
Dark Entries
Terror Couple Kill Colonel
All We Ever Wanted
Crowds
Spirit
She's in Parties
St. Vitus Dance
Mask
Stigmata Martyr
Double Dare
Silent Hedges
Lagartija Nick
Sanity Assassin
Spy in the Cab
Hollow Hills
In Fear of Fear
Bela Lugosi's Dead (live version)
Telegram Sam
Third Uncle
Ziggy Stardust

Foster The Hoople (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, yes Brian Eno's version is slightly better but were not voting between those two in this particular poll ;)

Moka, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Kick In The Eye', easily.

Turrican, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favourite Bauhaus song overall is 'Hope', though.

Turrican, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have had a copy of this comp on vinyl since it came out! Its rather tattered and well played at this point (though most of that heavy playing was from 85-90, and nothing since, haha)

I hate bela lugosi's dead with the fire of a thousand suns, and I'm a big Bauhaus fan. Will never ever understand the love for that song.

Tossup between "Dark Entries" and "Third Uncle" for me, perhaps.

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Their cover of "Rosegarden funeral of sores" is also excellent.

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean:
"Yin and yang, lumber punch
Go taste a tart then eat my lunch"

Fckin hilariously awesome line.

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The problem is that the studio version of Bela wasn't easily available for a long time, as I recall. I was lucky enough to find a CD single of it back in the day but it's absence on this comp leaves a void as it's far superior to the live version.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had a glow in the dark picture disc vinyl of it.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

She's in Parties

Morning becomes apopleptic (Michael White), Thursday, 1 March 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuuuuuck

"In The Flat Field" I think. Also twas an ILM thread a few years back that got me to dig into Bauhaus properly, so <3 u ILM

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 2 March 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love this, knew that this poll would be fun.

Bee OK, Friday, 2 March 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

"All we ever wanted" is the only one I could seriously think of picking instead of Bela. Odd that it would appear on a comp as it's the perfect cultish album cut. I was thrilled that they finished their set with that one when I saw them on the last reunion tour.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 2 March 2012 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

factreeeeeee towwwwnnnnnn

cashmere tears-soaker (Abbbottt), Friday, 2 March 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that everyone who has covered it always says "factory town" just like that, regardless of what they do w/the rest.

cashmere tears-soaker (Abbbottt), Friday, 2 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Except for MGMT, which actually annoys me everytime I hear it. He sings it "fac-to-ry towwnn".

LeRooLeRoo, Friday, 2 March 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lagartija Nick, to be contrary. Also becase it soundtracks my rare BDSM dreams.

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i'm going to get really drunk tonight and try to piece together side 3 and 4 of these as it's not on Spotify as is.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 3 March 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 3 March 2012 05:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have never heard the original but this song is brilliant. i love how is just keeps winding up, getting more crazier by the minute, winds up even more than explodes all over the place.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 3 March 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is on Spotify

Volume 1: http://open.spotify.com/album/1vMVPeFOzzvnwC8x6wAie6

Volume 2: http://open.spotify.com/album/12U3k2UeDnmqE4id0G7uOb

nate woolls, Saturday, 3 March 2012 12:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i could not find Volume 2 searching under Bauhaus, thanks for the link nate.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The single version of Bela was, of course, also used as the theme music for Goth Talk on SNL which prolly introduced some people to Bauhaus. I like it, but not as much as the live version from Shadow Of Light:

http://youtu.be/1U1SiIWuZeE

This poll, though, is a toss up between "In the Flat Field" and "The Passion of Lovers," though I'm also fond of several others. I think I have to go with "The Passion of Lovers." Kickass performance:

http://youtu.be/XJ_dPJc-ivI

Kent Burt, Saturday, 3 March 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess I should have used the real URLs?

Kent Burt, Saturday, 3 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

ppl would think of Bauhaus as a completely different band if "Spirit" had BLD's cultural penetration

― Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Thursday, March 1, 2012 1:26 PM (3 days ago)

I was v surprised to learn from wikipedia today that "Spirit" was a deliberate attempt to break into the Top 30! I would never hear that song and think "here's a band that's really angling for a hit."

cashmere tears-soaker (Abbbottt), Monday, 5 March 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

The single version I assume you mean? When I first heard the version on the album I was really suprised, its quite different!

...when I was in high school, me and my bff used to sing the song as "The stage becomes a ship in flames/I tie you to the mast/Throw your body overboard/ and kick you up the arse"

... kids.

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Monday, 5 March 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The single version I assume you mean? When I first heard the version on the album I was really suprised, its quite different!

Wow - not sure I ever heard the single version actually!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 5 March 2012 10:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The single version is much better.

nate woolls, Monday, 5 March 2012 10:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this the single version: http://open.spotify.com/track/5C3AFC0a2pSjG2nxI5ypA2

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Monday, 5 March 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sad to see "Crowds" and "All We Ever Wanted" with no votes.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know, after all the times I typed
factreeeee toooowwwwnnnnn

cashmere tears-soaker (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

only 31 votes?

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i counted wrong, 52 that's better.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

MAKE THE MOST OF A MILLION TIMES NO!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i see that most of the votes were for the first CD. expect for "She's in Parties" which is the only track from their last album on this comp. totally unexpected results as i expected "Bela Lugosi's Dead" to take it very easily in this poll.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's defs their best video

cashmere tears-soaker (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

The album versh of Spirit is really bombastic and drummy and stuff, the single vrsion is... I dont know how to describe it, very muted and sweet and quite pop-songy? I'd tell Dan which his is but ffs I cant use Spotify in this stupid backwards country anyway THIS is the single version:

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

...wait, Abb posted that right at the start of the thread duhoy me.

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

listened to this a couple times today. "stigmata martyr" was robbed. "bela lugosi" was robbed-er. live version is stunning.

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

otoh, re "dark entries": YES

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops forgot to vote - pretty silly results I say

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should have voted for Crowds, TBH.

...I KERNOW BECAUSE YOU DO (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

The album versh of Spirit is really bombastic and drummy and stuff, the single vrsion is... I dont know how to describe it, very muted and sweet and quite pop-songy? I'd tell Dan which his is but ffs I cant use Spotify in this stupid backwards country anyway THIS is the single version:

That's the version I posted. This being the first time I've heard it and being intimately familiar with the album version, I kind of hate it and wish it all manner of ill.

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the album version is... not as good.

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink


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