Go Away White was recorded in a California studio in 18 days, which is less a testament to the re-reunited proto-goths’ creative spontaneity than it is to the maximum time they could stand being in the same room. According to drummer Kevin Haskins, there was an “incident,” and Bauhaus are now deader (again) than Bela Lugosi. Sadly, this is a posthumous offering that sounds half-finished and, considering they must have known this would be their final statement, like a missed opportunity.
There are moments when Peter Murphy and Daniel Ash click in that gritty, grinding goth-pop way, as on the ludicrously titled Endless Summer Of The Damned or the churning screech-fest Adrenalin. But too many plodding attempts to recreate the dark, moody atmosphere of their early-80s peak go nowhere and demand skip-button-pushing.