Behind The Scene Episode 22 – Daniel Ash And Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets)

We said at the time, ‘this is either gonna be commercial suicide or this is our Dark Side of the Moon’

As anyone who knows me can attest…I am a huge Bauhaus and Love & Rockets fan.  I have been since I was a teen.  I had the fortunate occassion to interview David J last year on this very podcast and I described it best back then:

“Everybody has that one band.  That band that you discovered in your teens that made you realize music can mean more to a person than mere beat and melody.  That band that helps you discover who you are.  That band that soundtracks your adolescence and thus your entire life.  For me, that band was Bauhaus.”

So of course, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins were slated to stop in Denver for a Lipgloss DJ set.  They graciously agreed to a meeting at the Fire Lounge in the Art Hotel on Broadway for a special edition taping of Behind The Scene on COScene!

We had an amazing talk about their histories in music, the incredible L&R album ‘Hot Trip to Heaven’ (which was an album ahead of its time), Dave Clark 5, creativity vs. technical skill, coffee table books, stripping down songs to their elements, scoring movie trailers, motorcycles, upcoming projects and so so so much more.  This was a fun one for sure!

Check this great Denver Westword article by Tom Murphy where Kevin Haskins reveals the plans for his new book coming out this Fall!

Also check out Daniel’s wonderful album, “Stripped” where he reimagines classic Bauhaus, Love & Rockets and Tones on Tail hits.

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This episode was graciously sponsored by Renegade Brewing Company!  Visit their taproom on 9th and Santa Fe or pick up their wonderful assortment of beer at any local liquor store.

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