Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust


Bauhaus – The Sky’s Gone Out was released in October 1982 by the record label Beggars Banquet. It featured a cover version of Brian Eno‘s “Third Uncle“, a new recording of “Spirit”, and experiments with balladsdiscoska and reggae.

The initial limited edition included the live album Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape as a bonus. The compact disc reissue dropped the run-out speech from the final track “Exquisite Corpse” (which, like the snoring on the song itself, was done by the band’s sound engineer Derek Tompkins). The Canadian edition of this album also contained a free 12″ vinyl single featuring “Ziggy Stardust“, “Kick in the Eye” and “Lagartija Nick“. This version did not have the distinctive artwork from the USA and UK editions but was presented as a white field with the album title and band logo in the upper right corner