English gothic rock band Bauhaus’ ‘Dark Entries’ was played towards the end of the new episode of Superman and Lois this week as Lex Luthor shaves his head, and is then sitting at his dining table being waited on by everyone — Superman and Lois, Season 3, Episode 12, “Injustice“.
The song kicks off with 45 seconds of a percussion instrumental before lead singer Peter Murphy begins singing the opening lyrics — “Caressing bent up to the jug again/With sheaths and pills“.
Yes, Bauhaus was known for its elaborate lyrics that were sometimes a little difficult to figure out their meaning.
Bauhaus’ ‘Dark Entries’ came out way back in 1980 as a standalone single on the 4AD label before it was named 4AD.
The song has since gone on to be released three more times, as well as to be named one of the best goth songs of all time on several critics’ lists.
Who are/were Bauhaus?
As for Bauhaus, the English band was founded in 1978 and soon became known for hit singles like ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, ‘Terror Couple Kill Colonel’ and ‘Dark Entries‘ (yes, it was a hit single for the band).
The indie band remained together until 1983 when they broke up for the first time.
It consisted of lead singer Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash on guitar and saxophone, Kevin Haskins on drums, and bassist David J.
Bauhaus has reformed several times since in various formations, with the band’s latest reunion in 2019, this time of all original members.
The indie rock band remained together and performing until 2022, (albeit hampered by the Covid-19 hysteria) when lead singer Peter Murphy suddenly went back into rehab.
The rest of the band then reformed the equally successful rock band Love and Rockets, and are currently still together and performing.
Listen to Bauhaus’ ‘Dark Entries‘ from last night’s Superman and Lois episode in the video, and on the Spotify player.
The latest season of Superman and Lois is now airing via The CW.
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