Bauhaus, legends of goth rock, have recently closed off one of their reunion shows with ‘Third Uncle’, a cover that was the opener to their 1982 album The Sky’s Gone Out. It’s been 21 years since the band have played the song live.
On Sunday, goth rock legends Bauhaus played their third and final reunion show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles — and they closed it with their first performance of Brian Eno’s ‘Third Uncle’ in 21 years.
That’s right, it has been 21 long, long years since the band have even performed the song, so a handful of lucky fans were blessed with a moment truly rare in the history of Bauhaus.
Bauhaus’s rendition of Brian Eno’s ‘Third Uncle’ opened their 1982 album, The Sky’s Gone Out, and the very last time the band played it live was during a 1998 tour stop in Portugal (prior to that, they hadn’t played it since 1983). In a video that fans managed to capture from the Sunday gig, Bauhaus tore through the track with blown-out guitars and frontman Peter Murphy bellowing the lyrics as he pounded away on a pair of bongos.
It’s truly magnificence in action.
The Bauhaus reunion run began last month with a pair of shows on November 3rd and November 4th, held at the Hollywood Palladium. After these set shows, the band have no more scheduled performances together, so this is probably it. Peter Murphy, however, has a handful of solo gigs slated for January 2020.
Bauhaus launched their short reunion run last month with a pair of shows November 3rd and 4th, also at the Hollywood Palladium. While the band has not scheduled any more shows together, Murphy is set to play a handful of solo gigs in January 2020.
Bauhaus originally formed in 1978 and split after the release of their 1983 album, Burning From the Inside. They reunited twice, first in 1998, then again in 2005, and the latter led to a new LP, 2008’s swan-song project Go Away White — although the group disbanded again before they could tour in support of the record. Bauhaus’ three Los Angeles shows this year marked their first live performances in 13 years.
You can watch Bauhaus perform the Brain Eno cover ‘Third Uncle’ below.