That One Time Bauhaus Bought A Tour HearseAn excerpt from drummer Kevin Haskins' visual history book about his first real band
Before he was pounding the traps for Poptone, drummer Kevin Haskins kept it together (musically, at least) for such bands as Love & Rockets, Tones On Tail, and of course, legendary post-punk pioneers Bauhaus. The latter is the subject of Bauhaus Undead, a gorgeous new art book featuring Haskins’ amusing original stories, placed against a backdrop of mostly never-before-seen ephemera from his personal collection. Covering the inception of Bauhaus in 1978 through their 2005 reunion, this stunningly-laid out historical record includes a treasure trove of articles, handmade flyers, tour memorabilia, fan mail, old personal photographs, and so much more.
In advance of Poptone’s upcoming show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall this Thursday, we asked Haskins to share one of his favorite amusing original stories from the book, so we could have local comic artist (and huge Bauhaus fan) Bianca Xunise bring it to life. Below are the results—click on the first panel to enlarge, and then scroll through with your arrow keys (or if you’re mobile, swipe away). Then scroll down further for Haskins’ old personal photographs of the source material.
Kevin Haskins’ photographs of the source material for today’s comic:
We doubt that Poptone will be rolling up to Chicago’s Concord Music Hall in a hearse for their show this Thursday, June 21… but there’s only one way to find out. Buy your tickets now.
We highly recommend that you purchase Bauhaus Undead directly from Cleopatra Records. And do it quickly, please, so you can try to have Kevin Haskins autograph it at the merch table after the show on Thursday.