Bauhaus Bassist David J Re-releases Solo ‘Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh’ LP On Glass Modern


David J is to his roots with the reissuing of his solo album ‘Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh’ LP on September 7. This was his second solo release after Bauhaus’ disbanding. Released on Glass Records in 1985, the label’s new incarnation, Glass Modern Records, will release this remastered David J classic on 180-gram heavyweight clear vinyl with inner bag featuring all the lyrics, plus new sleeve-notes by David Barker of Glass Records.

This album was recorded at Beck Studios, as many other Bauhaus and David J releases. Between Bauhaus’ end and the formation of Love And Rockets, David J recorded 5 singles and 1 LP for Glass Records, and also played on 2 albums by The Jazz Butcher. ‘Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh’ is one of the crowning glories of the original Glass label.

David J says, “This is a personal pastoral favourite and the album that really set the tone for all of my future solo endeavors. Now it is being re-released as a limited edition on beautiful high quality 180 g clear vinyl by the newly rebooted Glass Modern label. ‘Feels like coming home!”



Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction once described David J as the Avant of the Avant-garde, with good reason. Since Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, David has enjoyed a long and varied solo career. The first of Bauhaus’ members to actively step outside of the comfort zone of his original band, he released his debut album ‘Etiquette of Violence’ that same year. He has since released numerous solo albums, founded the hugely successful Love And Rockets, produced and played bass with The Jazz Butcher, and joined the reformed Bauhaus again twice for world tours along with a successful Love And Rockets reunion, playing shows at Coachella and Lollapalooza.

David J will join Peter Murphy for a 40-year Bauhaus anniversary tour across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, for which they will play their full debut LP ‘In The Flat Field’. Bauhaus released 4 groundbreaking albums, cementing their place in music history. Considered one of the most influential bands since The Velvet Underground, Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s, defining a style that is feasibly the pinnacle of the gothic scene. Late 2018 will bring a series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus reissues and more tour dates are expected later.




Order ‘Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh’ via Bandcamp and ‘Who Killed Mr. Moonlight’, his book on his Bauhaus years, via David’s website. His latest album ‘Vagabond Songs’ (2017) can be ordered here. Peter Murphy – David J tour tickets can be ordered here.



  1. Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh
  2. Too Clever By Half
  3. The First Incision
  4. Imitation Pearls
  5. Light And Shade
  6. René
  7. Stop This City
  8. Justine
  9. The Ballad Of Cain
  10. The Vandal And The Saint
  11. Boats
  12. Slip The Rope
  13. Greener


TOUR DATES Peter Murphy – David J

Oct. 7   – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club Pinheiros

Oct. 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Vorterix

Oct. 12 – Santiago, Chile @ El Huevo de Valparaíso

Oct. 13 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican

Oct 18 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran

Oct 19 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Foundry

Oct 20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation

Oct 22 – Adelaide, Australia @ Governor Hindmarsh

Oct 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo

Oct 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts

Oct 27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory

Oct 28 – Perth, Australia @ The Capitol Theatre

Nov 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora Hall

Nov 7 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub

Nov 9 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine Beograda

Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett

Nov 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte

Nov 14 – Paris, France @ Bataclan

Nov 18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera

Nov 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmataz

Nov 21 – Rome, Italy @ Orion Live Club

Nov 22 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique

Nov 23 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere

Nov 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Christuskirche

Nov 26 – Wroclaw, Poland @ A2

Nov 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater

Nov 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust

Dec 2 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender

Dec 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

Dec 5 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3

Dec 6 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender

Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett SU

Dec 9 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

Dec 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega

Dec 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen

Dec 14 – Athens, Greece @ Gazi Music Hall

Dec 15 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater




David J with Love And Rockets – photo by Judy Lyon


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