Bauhaus’ David J sheds light on reason for definitive split

Posted February 1st, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

It’s an odd marketing strategy to break up before the release of your first new album in 24 years, but, as bassist David J reveals, the group’s chemistry “was so volatile we actually split up.” Going Away White is out March 11, and J believes that “the record definitely feels like a final statement.” The new album is a collection of first takes, completed in a mere 18 days. The original intent was to re-record and edit the songs, but the band decided that the raw energy of the first takes was too good to manipulate.

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