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Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape [Live]

BauhausAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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listen  1. In The Flat Field (Live @ The Old Vic, London) 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Rose Garden Funeral Of Sores (Live @ The Old Vic, London) 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Dancing (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (Live @ Hammersmith Palais, London) 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bela Lugosi's Dead (Live @ The Old Vic, London) 9:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Spy In The Cab (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Kick In The Eye (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. In Fear Of Fear (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Hollow Hills (Live @ The Old Vic, London) 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Stigmata Martyr (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dark Entries (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool) 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris) 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Double Dare (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris) 5:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. In The Flat Field (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris) 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hair Of The Dog (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris) 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Of Lillies And Remains (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris) 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Waiting For The Man (Live @ Fagins, Manchester) 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 


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On July 5, 1983, "Rest In Peace" were the last words uttered by bass player David J as he left the stage announcing to an unsuspecting audience and crew that BAUHAUS had just played their final concert. Shortly after, a press release followed confirming that BAUHAUS had disbanded.

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  • Audio CD (June 27, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Beggars UK - Ada
  • ASIN: B0000018AM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of Goth Rock May 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Bauhaus, Push the Eject and Give Me the Tape
For a brief period of time during the early to mid 1980's, the ultimate in pale white kid music was a new offshoot of post-punk that the critics were just then beginning to call "Goth Rock." At it's prime, Goth Rock was (much like its listeners) dark, depressing, and yet frighteningly attractive. However, that prime didn't last long beyond the style's infancy. As a music, Goth Rock soon began to spiral downwards into pits of self-indulgence. It's once meaningful lyrics started to become inundated with "poetic" discussions about mysticism and the like, which were at times boring and at others just downright laughable. The stage performances began to turn the way of Kissesque garish costumed melodrama. Possibly even more detrimental to Goth's reputation, was how as a culture, it began to become associated with that creepy kid you saw walking down the hallway with the fishnets and the big gaudy cross hanging across his chest (ironically, that kid probably listened to Ozzy Osbourne, but that's another story...). Basically, as soon as it all started taking itself too seriously, it became a joke.
Looking at all this, it is easy to see why so many people began quickly forgot Goth Rock's startlingly impressive origins. In their 1979-1983 prime, bands like Joy Division, Sioux and the Banshees, and The Cure were able to construct sorrowful soundscapes that were addictive at the same time as they were powerful, with lyrics that were introspective, intensely personal, and suprisingly intelligent coming from boys who wore eye makeup. Arguably the quintessential Goth Rock band from this "golden age" was Bauhaus, an English based band, who many have called the founding fathers of Goth.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tired of gossip and complaints February 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I enjoy the music on this CD immensely. PRESS the EJECT... is a recording of various performances of the band BAUHAUS from the early 1980s. BAUHAUS may not have invented gothic rock, even so, they were the first to popularise it and no band since has surpassed them. Their songs conform to a style of fiction characterised by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents, the very essence of gothic art. I find the soundscape created by Mr Daniel Ash fascinating. There is very little melodic component as he creates an overwhelming aural sensation. Mrrs J and Haskins provide an industrial strength rhythm section which allows Mr Ash the room to create these sensory assaults. Mr Peter Murphy sings in a sometimes detached, sometimes emotional, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes phonetic, ecclectic style. This live performance is more amazing to me because this complicated presentation would be difficult to control in lesser hands. One of my interests in this CD is in two songs which present spiritual issues, ROSE GARDEN FUNERAL of SORES & STIGMATA MARTYR. RGFOS is a poem by Mr John Cale which presents a poignant and insightful view of the difficulties of maintaining a spiritual connection in a secular world. SM is in the style of a Medieval Meditation. The Gothic period is generally from the 12th through the 16th centuries. Although these types of prayers are foriegn and perhaps, unsettling to our current sensibilities, BAUHAUS has very accurately portrayed a common form of prayer practiced by well respected mystics such as Mother Julian of Norwich (1342-1443). SM is an exceptional example of the band. Mr Murphy gives a passionate performance while Mr Ash expands the sonic limits of his instrument. Mrrs J and Haskins are in lock. Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me more than 5 stars. January 30, 2006
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The greatest live rock album ever made.
Simple as that.
Remember, when the sound man says "Press the eject and give me the tape out of it." that is the end of the record. The rest of it was added for the CD. It is good but I usualy stop at the sound man because I am old and I had the record and that is where the record is suposed to end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bauhaus stands alone February 11, 2005
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I've loved Bauhuas since 1983. I have 6 of their CD's. Obviously then, I am biased.

"Press the Eject and Give me the Tape" is a tremendous piece of work. Without question, Bauhaus can replicate their sound and then some in a live forum. If you are familiar with Bauhuas, that is no small feat. Their sound is rich and haunting; one would speculate that they could only do what they do in a studio. This CD proves otherwise.

I am partial to "Rose Garden Funeral of Sores." Regardless of my preferences, this CD is full of amazing sounds, music, and lyrics. The songs range from haunting to absolutely mind blowing in the energy.

If you are a Bauhuas fan, you'll love and cherish this CD. I don't understand how you wouldn't. That is why I give it five stars.

I really doubt that someone, who is not familiar with Bauhaus, would be reading these reviews. If you've never heard their music, you may want to start elsewhere, i.e. "Burning from the Inside."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Goth... June 22, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape, perhaps the best recording ever released by Bauhaus, is a must have for any soul who feels a draw to the art of gothic punk. The live feel of Bauhaus on the CD is just about as good as being there when it all happened for those of you too young or who were unable to ever see Bauhaus live. A perfect addition to any collection of gloom and goth, and a great start if its all new to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The start of a 30 year love affair with Peter Murphy and Co.
My introduction to Bauhaus was Bela Legosi is Dead on a 12". I didn't really understand the fascination until I heard this album. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars spiritual ly evolved
This group were accepted as the leaders in our lives. Like,unquestionably.they taught us. Nothing was like their vision and when they played,others copied. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Heather Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great live takes album.
If you like these fellas then of course you'll dig this album of live takes from around the world and stuff.
Published 16 months ago by Cullen B. Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars phenominal
"thats what i was just going to say, no this is how it goes, maxell break the sound barrier..."

really like the bonus tracks... Read more
Published on July 30, 2011 by shannon eric yeager
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good
Despite earning 2 stars for containing the very best recordings of 'Bela Lugose' and 'XRay Eyes' out there, the rest of the tracks were never the best live takes they could've... Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by Daniel Thorlby
5.0 out of 5 stars Eject
This is one of the best Bauhaus albums. It has everything you would want in a goth album. Buy it!
Published on February 15, 2007 by Goth Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Really quite good
I agree with all of the positive views expressed by those that wrote before me. But my personal favourite is Stigmata Martyr. Nice creeping bassline. Read more
Published on July 15, 2006 by Brent Power
5.0 out of 5 stars BAD PRODUCTION ? NO WAY !!!!!!
EVERYTHING STATED BY THE PREVIOUS REVIEWERS IS TRUE EXCEPT MAYBE THE BAD SOUND COMPLAINTS.I HAVE THE ORIGINAL EDITION BRITISH VINYL RECORD AND THE SOUND IS GREAT !!!!!! Read more
Published on June 5, 2005 by JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Energetic Performance
The disc buzzes with raw energy and makes me wish I had a chance to see them live at the point this was recorded. Read more
Published on February 13, 2004 by SandmanVI
5.0 out of 5 stars Live
Buy this album for the re-worked, and highly enhanced version of The Man with X-Ray Eyes, as it is the root and pith of this amazing live recording. Read more
Published on March 15, 2003 by "richardc766"
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