A1 In The Flat Field 4:10
A2 Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores 5:30 Written-By – John Cale
A3 Dancing 2:27
A4 The Man With The X-Ray Eyes 3:41
A5 Bela Lugosi’s Dead 9:22
B1 The Spy In The Cab 4:00
B2 Kick In The Eye 3:25
B3 In Fear Of Fear 2:47
B4 Hollow Hills 4:10
B5 Stigmata Martyr 3:29
B6 Dark Entries 4:13
Stereo. ℗ & © 1982 Beggars Banquet. Manufactured in the UK. Distributed by WEA Records, Ltd., a Warner Communications Company.
Bauhaus recorded live at Liverpool and London:
A3, B1, B2, B3, B5 & B6: Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Oct.31.81.
A1, A2, A5 & B4: The Old Vic, London. Feb.24.82.
A4: Hammersmith Palais, London. Nov.9.81.
All tracks published by Beggars Banquet Music except A2 Copyright Control and A5 Small Wonder Music. Courtesy of Small Wonder Records. A1, A2, B1, B5, B6 courtesy of 4AD.
Released in 1982, this is a live album, compiled from shows across the UK from 1981–82. From the start, Bauhaus were a potent live attraction and this collection gives a flavor of their electrifying live shows.
Press the Eject… features a striking version of John Cale’s “Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores,” a particularly spooky run-through of “Hollow Hills” that out-creeps the studio version on Mask, and the punk rock fuzz-out of “Dark Entries”. Until Crackle’s release, this was also the only album to include a version of their classic debut single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”. Washed in feedback and ever-so subtly accelerating and decelerating, this song is the true centre of “Goth” mythology.