Hype sticker on front cover shrinkwrap states “Pink Vinyl Limited 500”
Bauhaus burnt bright and quick, bursting to attention in 1979 with breakaway debut single Bela Lugosi’s Dead and releasing a powerful body of work before disbanding in 1983. This live recording from Tiffany’s in Glasgow was recorded in the summer of 1983 in support of Burning From The Inside, a prophetic record summing up the inevitable demise of one of the all-time great British post punk bands. This gig has done the rounds as a bootleg called Splatter for many years, but now it gets a proper issue via Planet Claire, pressed on pink wax. It’s a stunning document of the band, with Kevin Murphy on devastating form and the band sounding tight and loose in all the right places. Just listen to the opening strains of ‘Burning From The Inside’ and you’ll understand.
A1 Burning From The Inside
A2 In Fear Of Fear
A3 Terror Couple Kill Colonel
A4 A Spy In The Cab
B1 King Volcano
B2 Passion Of Lovers
B3 Slice Of Life
B4 Heaven
B5 Dancing
B6 Hollow Hills
(Planet Claire Records – PC1983/Unofficial Release)