RECORD STORE DAY 2019 > David J - Thoughts and Prayers/Hole in the Middle

David J

Thoughts and Prayers/Hole in the Middle


Release Date: 4/13/2019
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Schoolkids Records
Quantity: 500
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

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Bauhaus and Love & Rockets co-founder David J Haskins, the man responsible for the lyrics of Bauhausí classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead," is releasing the first great protest song of the year, exclusively for RSD 2019. "Thoughts and Prayers" is a scathing rebuke of the United States for it's inability to stop the senseless mass school shootings that are killing our nation's children. Haskins bemoans the futility of "sending thoughts and prayers" to solve this tragic issue and also the inherent hypocrisy of the present government.
The 7" single "Thoughts and Prayers" comes packaged in a sleeve with a striking picture of a rifle with a bloody red circle around it and a line drawn through it. The complete lyrics of "Thoughts and Prayers" are printed on the back so the nation does not miss a word of this powerful call to action. The B-Side is a haunting cover of Emily Jane Whites's "Hole in the Middle," another powerful political song that is equally as relevant today.

David J is currently touring the US on the massively successful Ruby World Tour with Peter Murphy, celebrating 40 years of the music of Bauhaus. RSD 2019 is the perfect time for him to raise his voice against America's shameful tragedy with his newest release, "Thoughts and Prayers."

Side A 1. Thoughts and Prayers Side B 2. Hole In the Middle