Here’s an excerpt from an Interview with David J about his reportedly excellent new book – “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction” (currently waiting patiently on the bookshelf at G&A Towers, along with the Nick cave photo-book, ‘Some Wear Leather…’ photo-book, and ‘So This is Permanence’ Ian Curtis’s notebooks).
David J has announced his forthcoming book – “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction” a “A candid memoir of life revolving around David J. Haskins’ tumultuous experiences with the pioneering post punk / gothic / art band, Bauhaus”. There is also a Facebook page which is previewing mterial (excerpt at the bottom) – https://www.facebook.com/mrmoonlightbook.
The book is…
…a candid memoir of life revolving around David J. Haskins’ tumultuous experiences with the pioneering post punk / gothic / art band, Bauhaus.
Beginning with the creation of Bauhaus’s seminal debut hit ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, David J. Haskins offers a no-holds-barred account of his band’s rapid rise to fame and glory in the late 70s, their sudden dissolution in the 80s, and their subsequent (and often strained) reunions.
Excellent review of an intimate David J (ex-Bauhaus) gig, the result of a $3000 dollar pledge to help fund his most recent LP “An Eclipse of Ships” – which is very good indeed. In the video he pays a cracking version of Love & Rockets’ “No New Tale To Tell”.
All in all it sounds like money well spent.
From Bauhaus to a Utah County house partyMusic » David J, of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame, performs for a longtime fan and his friends in Springville.
For Peter Jones, it started with a text to his buddy Scott Stringham.”Would your house be available for a private party sometime?” Jones had been flipping through friends’ updates on Facebook when he noticed that one of his boyhood heroes, goth rock icon David J, had started a Kickstarter campaign for his latest album, “An Eclipse of Ships.”
It is very reminiscent of his outstanding debut “Etiquette of Violence” which received an outstanding reissue recently.
Danny Ash has launched a new LP on PledgeMusic called “Stripped”, on whcih he will re-visit some old Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love & Rockets tracks, and re-work them.
Danny has produced an eight minute video explaining all (below), and it’s worth a look…
Daniel Ash Wants YOU to help him make his “Stripped” album. Help decide what tracks make the cut!!
David J interview.
As a key member of the acclaimed English bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets in the late 1970s, ’80s and beyond, David J was on the cutting-edge of Goth, post-punk and alternative-rock. But the veteran solo artist approaches the cutting-edge in a very different manner on his lilting, oh-so-sly ballad “Where the Bloodline Ends (The Vasectomy Song).”
It takes chutzpah to record an entire album of songs dedicated to the women you have loved — and to include in it a song to your wife of three decades.
But David J evidently has a lot of chutzpah.
The founding member and bassist from the band Bauhaus and Love and Rockets has done just that on his new album An Eclipse of Ships.