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One of the lesser-known British goth bands of the early to mid-'80s, Ausgang put out one album, one mini-album, and a handful of 7" and 12" singles between 1982 and 1987. Theirs was a Batcave-like sound: spiky guitars, stiff punk-funky drumming, clipped yelping vocals, dark, alienated ranting songwriting, and little melody. Even relative to goth bands like Alien Sex Fiend, they made little impact in the United States, where very few are aware of them. A compilation of much of their material, Last Exit...The Best of Ausgang, came out in 2001. ~ Richie Unterberger