In 1978, brothers David J and Kevin Haskins became half of the band that essentially gave birth to goth rock with what MTV called “a minimalistic, overbearingly gloomy style of post-punk rock driven by jagged guitar chords and cold, distant synthesizers.” It was a short-lived ride – frontman Peter Murphy split in 1983 – but it’s hard to overstate the band’s influence on future generations, from Nine Inch Nails to AFI to Bloc Party. NME once summarized, "Bauhaus are to goth what Radiohead are to prog." Bauhaus reunited in 1998, and then again in 2005, both times with all four original members. —Jeff Royer (Photo: Beggars)
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