Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
I finished 2012 with an all Bauhaus performance from Peter Murphy and deemed it appropriate to share some of their albums. Now I'm not big on legacy performances, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Peter play in a very intimate venue. At 55, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Murphy is still a fabulous showman.
The group's first LP, In The Flat Field, is Bauhaus' purest release in a gothic post-punk sense. This was a necromancer resurrecting the glamorous corpses of Bowie and Bolan. The glitz was replaced with gloom, as screeching guitars along with ape-like screams and poorly recited Latin chants would fill discotheques for the better part of the coming decade. A near perfect blueprint for the goth scene.