Dark Entries: Bauhaus and Beyond

Dark Entries Bauhaus and Beyond A fantastic tale of notoriety as Gothic Glam heroes Bauhaus slip into rock and roll excess a tangle of out of control egos and musical disagreements leading to the inevitable split Based around candi

  • Title: Dark Entries: Bauhaus and Beyond
  • Author: Ian Shirley
  • ISBN: 9780946719136
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fantastic tale of notoriety as Gothic Glam heroes Bauhaus slip into rock and roll excess, a tangle of out of control egos and musical disagreements leading to the inevitable split Based around candid interviews with all the band members throughout their turbulent career, Ian Shirley unravels the uncompromising story of four individuals who have consistently confounded tA fantastic tale of notoriety as Gothic Glam heroes Bauhaus slip into rock and roll excess, a tangle of out of control egos and musical disagreements leading to the inevitable split Based around candid interviews with all the band members throughout their turbulent career, Ian Shirley unravels the uncompromising story of four individuals who have consistently confounded their detractors by turning up the unexpected Fully updated to include their recent reformation, Dark Entries is an essential read for those exploring the darker side of rock.

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    1. On page nine the author writes, "This book is not intended to be a love letter to Bauhaus," apparently forgetting he had just written "They had simply the best live show and front man around" a mere five sentences previous.

    2. The only existing biography of one of the greatest bands ever. Mediocre. Someone please write a better one. Please?

    3. Bauhaus were a great, unique, interesting band who have had an incredible influence on generations of bands that have followed. They were, in many ways, unprecidented. Love And Rockets were excellent, Murphy's solo stuff was great, Tones On Tail was weird but had some good tunes. A lot happened there. That story would make a great bio. This, however, is not that great bio.Dark Entries is another book I wanted to read one more time before thinning it from the collection. I wonder if, when I read [...]

    4. I really love Bauhaus as a band, and I was really happy to learn of all the stories and stuff, butThis isn't a very good book.If there was an editor, they weren't very good. Finding grammar errors was very easy and glaringly obvious. They get quite infuriating.In addition to that, I feel that the author should be a bit more neutral? He seems to inject his own opinions into it where they don't really matter. He's also a bit dull and unimaginative in how he writes, and the only thing interesting a [...]

    5. As a Bauhaus fan, this is a very important book on a band that is still neglected by the critics. It could be improved? Possibly At least, it needs some updating (10+ years). However, it still remains a passionate and in-depth look at the band's adventures (both musically, on-stage and at a personal level). Its recreation of their tense relationship with the press is well balanced with the account of the intensity of their live performances. On the visual side, the selection of pictures is good [...]

    6. Came across quite pretentious in tone at points (though you have to wonder how surprising that is considering it's a Bauhaus biography!), but definitely did exactly what it set out to do. Plus, if I hadn't read this book I may never have found out about the "Bauhearsemobile" or that Peter Murphy once described his complexion as "perfect" on an immigration form!

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