David J

~ Person

Legal name: David John Haskins


David John Haskins (born 24 April 1957, Northampton, England), better known as David J, is a British alternative rock musician, producer, and writer. He was the bassist for the gothic rock band Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.

He has composed the scores for a number of plays and films, and also wrote and directed his own play, Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick), in 2008, which was restaged at REDCAT in Los Angeles in 2011, and The Chanteuse and The Devil's Muse, 2011. His artwork has been shown in galleries internationally, and he has been a resident DJ at venues such as the Knitting Factory.

David J has released a number of singles and solo albums, and in 1990 he released one of the first No. 1 hits on the newly created Modern Rock Tracks charts, with "I'll Be Your Chauffeur." He released the single "Tidal Wave of Blood" in 2010 with Shok, and an album, An Eclipse of Ships, in April 2014. He is currently touring with his new band, The Gentleman Thieves.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Etiquette of Violence David J 5
1985 Crocodile Tears & The Velvet Cosh David J 2
1990 Songs From Another Season David J 4 2
1992 Urban Urbane David J 4 1
1995 The Birth Caul Alan Moore, David J and Tim Perkins 2
2002 The Guitar Man David J 1
2003 Estranged David J 1
2011 Not Long For This World David J 1
2014 An Eclipse of Ships David J 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 On Glass: The Singles David J 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Nothing / Armour René Halkett & David Jay 1
1984 I Can't Shake This Shadow of Fear David J 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Mess Up David J 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 2014-04-24: Live on WFMU's Underwater Theme Park With Meghan: WFMU Studio, Jersey City, NJ, USA David J and the Gentleman Thieves 1

EP + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 V For Vendetta David J 2

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Moon & Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels Alan Moore, David J and Tim Perkins 1

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