the 1999 live bauhaus album is as good if not better than their studio work. i really like the texture of peter murphy's voice later in life. that album isn't a bad place to start with bauhaus. most punk, metal, and hardcore is better live than recorded, but those bands often aren't in situations where decent sounding live records get made. it's not uncommon to see a band live that just destroys everything in it's path, be excited about them, and grab the 7" before you leave the show, and when you put the record on the next day it's just a little bit deflating because it's not the raw mayhem you saw the night before. i also once got really pumped on a super noisy band and when i got the record home, it turns out part of the noise i saw was a broken pa system, because the next time i went back to that warehouse space every band sounded like that and they were all bands i was familiar with that don't usually sound so blown out.