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Bauhaus pretty much inaugurated the “goth” genre in the early 80s, but their post-punk style was really much more, incorporating elements of reggae, funk, and straight-up alt-rock into an innovative mix.

Early American college-radio darlings in an era when that outlet was a prime tastemaker for all music outside traditional pop and classic rock, Bauhaus had a pretty short-lived career, disbanding in 1983. Arguably, the two projects spawned by their dissolution—Peter Murphy’s solo career and Love and Rockets—enjoyed far greater commercial success and critical acclaim, on both sides of the Atlantic.

But who can forget such early, brooding gems as “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and “She’s in Parties”? Enjoy.