Nearly one year after it was originally announced, the latest book to chronicle the tumultuous, yet magical, legacy of post punk band Bauhaus is set for release. Penned by drummer and founding member Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus aims to tell the history of the band through anecdotal stories and numerous mementos Haskins has collected related to the band over the years.
Originally, Haskins intended to release the volume on his own, but high costs to ship the book even within the continental United States made this a less than feasible goal. Fortunately, the book has found a new home through independent record label Cleopatra Records.
The book itself tends more towards a photographic journey spanning the band’s early inception in 1978 through their 2005 Coachella reunion show that set the stage for their (as of current) final tour and studio album.
Included are local, early press clippings of the band, handmade flyers, backstage passes, photographs that have remained previously unreleased, ticket stubs, artwork, letters, set lists, contracts, sketches, tour itineraries, fan club materials, pins, hand written lyrics, invoices, master tapes, and even the original Wasp synthesizer used in studio recordings and live shows.
While Bauhaus Undead does include some stories and anecdotes from Kevin Haskins, the book is not intended as a “drummer’s perspective” to the narrative written by Bauhaus bassist and brother David J (2014’s Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick, and Benediction).
Order your copy today (either signed by Kevin Haskins or unsigned) right here. The book is a deluxe, hard-bound volume measuring approximately 10″ x 12″ and clocking in at 316 pages. Copies ordered via Cleopatra Records should ship around December 2017 with the street date (i.e. available in select bookstores) being in March 2018.
Below are some samples of what you can find and expect in this new book. The information in this article has been provided by Bauhaus Undead contributor and official Bauhaus historian Andrew J. Brooksbank.