Once again the wonderful Mr Justin Thomas has delved into his archives and produced some absolutely fantastic photos for us.
This time it’s Bauhaus from February 1981. In Justin’s words:
‘I think this was a session for Japanese mag Music Life
I dragged Count Dracula reluctantly out into the grey daylight of mid February 1981.
I got him and his sidekick climbing walls, swinging on lampposts & jumping into building sites, before sending him back to his crypt.
A few months later I photographed him at The Lyceum in a frightening black woolen onesie that his mum probably knitted for him.’
His sidekick is Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins and I love these photos, they seem so care free.
Their debut single, the epic ‘Bela Lagosi’s Dead‘ was released in 1979 and their debut album, ‘In The Flat Field‘ had come out in October 1980. The band was pretty short lived, splitting up in 1983. (Of course they re formed, but hey, let’s stay on these lovely black and white pics from a seemingly fun day in 1981.)