I've been away too long! Halloween and Bonfire Night have been and gone, Autumn is finally feeling a little more autumnal, so it's high time I cracked on a bit. Here at last, is my final Bauhaus single. Released in 1982, Spirit was another attempt to crack the all important Top 40 - it failed (again - see post no. 27), only reaching number 42 and was subsequently re-recorded before appearing on their third album, The Sky's Gone Out. It was also accompanied by a fairly high-budget video - be warned, it hasn't dated well. The b-side (or black side as its called) is a rough and ready live take of the Baader-Meinhof inspired Terror Couple Kills Colonel. The sleeve art is a lovely thing, only slightly marred by the inclusion of the band name and song title in a rather ugly font.
The next post will be almost 100% less goth.