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Go Away White

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Too Much 21st Century
International Bullet Proof Talent
Endless Summer Of The Damned
Mirror Remains
Black Stone Heart
The Dog's A Vapour
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 48:58

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Exceeds Expectations


Reunion records seldom recapture the essence of an original band. but it doesn't sound like that's what the group was going for here. While it does sound more like a Peter Murphy record than a Bauhaus record, it's the post-Berlin Iggy Pop Peter Murphy, so I'll take it. But what I really want is a new Love and Rockets record.

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Pete & Rockets


Bauhaus were great for about 10 months in 1979. They made a post-punk art-scene playing live and put out a couple of fine records. This isn't one of them, but who's really surprised? They're old now.

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Energy, chance-taking, creativity, rawness.


First, where I stand on Bauhaus: one of the greatest bands ever. This album is different from their previous work, but the energy is there, the creativity and inventiveness are there, and the musicality is there. I am thankful their reunion lasted long enough to produce this album.

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Unlistenable Crap


In my opinion, Bauhaus has made some great music. They certainly laid down some of the most formative songs of my youth. But even on their best albums they always had a penchant for crap. Apparently, reaching back into their heyday, this is all they could remember to write. Adrenalin's got a groove that moves along...but the rest of this album is unlistenable crap.

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Get Saved


The rest of the album is good in parts, but Saved is fantastic. The Dog's A Vapour is great too, but it's been released prior to this.

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Umm, Ok I guess


If you're looking for that old school goth punk creativity from Bauhaus, don't bother. It sounds like Peter Murphy with an edge, but little more.

They Say All Music Guide

It’s perhaps appropriate that Bauhaus’ first new studio album in 25 years is also, apparently and finally, the last. After following their 1998 reunion tour with a second in 2005 and after that eventually led to the band debuting a full range of new songs on the road, the signs for a possible new future seemed strong, but in a weird echo of the past the quartet once again disbanded before an album release. However, perhaps the best and most surprising thing about Go Away White is that it doesn’t resemble Burning from the Inside or any other Bauhaus album — rather than trying to recapture the past, the four members sought to meet in the middle where they had ended up, at least in part. It’s most noticeable in Peter Murphy’s singing; rather than trying to be the young hellion of In the Flat Field once again, his solo performances set the tone here in both the richness of his voice and controlled dramatics of his performance, as readily heard on the wordless singing that begins the haunted moodout “Saved.” However, where the band fully lets rip, as on “Adrenalin,” he certainly shows he’s still got the pipes for a full-bodied howl. Hearing the dynamics of Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins working as a band in the studio again nearly a decade after Love and Rockets initially wrapped up is equally enjoyable if slightly different in feel, alternately suggesting where all three had been together and individually as well as reaching back to the original feeling of the quartet, rough and sometimes harsh but at the same time tempered with many sonic surprises. Whether it’s the flow of J’s bass and the shimmer of keyboards on “Undone” or the full-on dub growl-into-piano and handclaps of “Mirror Remains,” Ash coming up with some utterly screwy feedback shapes as he goes, they all still have striking power. “Endless Summer of the Damned,” perhaps the strongest song on the album, best captures the group as individuals and as a unit, Ash’s alternately nervous and volcanic guitars, the rumbling tribal punch of the rhythm, and Murphy’s stellar delivery (especially on the chorus) all combining perfectly to produce something that is at once recognizably Bauhaus and yet couldn’t have been done by them the first time around. Above all, thanks to a relaxed and almost playful feeling that surfaces just as much as the intensity, Go Away White sounds like the four were trying one last time to reclaim the idea of Bauhaus as band and ethos from all the many limiting clichés heaped on it, something which the album title, taken from the song “Black Stone Heart,” slyly hints at. If this is at last it for Bauhaus, they did not depart by going into the black. – Ned Raggett

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