The word Bauhaus, an inversion of the German term hausbau, translates to, “building house.” The movement’s ethos of “truth to materials” presses that all material should be used in its most “honest form” form, its nature never changed. Certainly striving to be honest in all the alternative couture we create, the Bauhaus ideals are not lost on us.
There’s a just released 5-disc box set of the show that’s flown by our notice these past few days. Yes, team Dawnamatrix is a few years younger than when this network rock show was in its heyday but we can’t ignore the fashion of the times…in the music heard here and the actual fashions the performers are wearing. From John Denver in plum-colored jeans and flowery shirt, Linda Ronstadt in her macramé shawl, Aretha Franklin seemingly sporting a different color Afro show to show and wide lapels on brightly colored jackets on just about everyone, it’s impossible to ignore all the fantastic stage frockery as it is great to here classic rock, R&B and country songs performed live (no lip syncing here.)