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Bauhaus (UK): Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape

Album Notes

PRESS THE EJECT AND GIVE ME THE TAPE was originally released as a limited-edition bonus disc given away with copies of THE SKY'S GONE OUT.

Bauhaus: Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar); David J. (vocals, bass); Peter Murphy (vocals); Peter Haskins (drums).

Recorded live in London, England; Liverpool, England; Manchester, England; Paris, France.

Recorded live at various venues between 1981 and 1982, PRESS THE EJECT AND GIVE ME THE TAPE is a muscular set of some of Bauhaus' best tracks. Incidentally, these tracks were recorded on the same tour that was filmed for the band's on-screen performance of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" in the 1983 film, THE HUNGER. PRESS THE EJECT features a striking version of John Cale's "Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores," a particularly spooky run-through of "Hollow Hills" that out-creeps the studio version on MASK, and the punk rock fuzz-out of "Dark Entries." Of course, "Belaà" appears here as well, in a luxurious nine-and-a-half-minute version. Washed in feedback and ever-so-subtly accelerating and decelerating, this song is the true center of "Goth" mythology.

The disc is filled out with live tracks from the band's singles-the best of which is a blistering performance of "Double Dare"-and an unreleased live version of MASK's "Of Lillies And Remains." The last track, a cover of the Velvet Underground classic "Waiting For The Man," features sometime V.U. member Nico on vocals. Some live albums are not worth the energy required to listen to them. PRESS THE EJECT is not one of those albums.


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