Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Peter Murphy, David J news

Peter Murphy just released a live DVD from his Mr. Moonlight Tour – 35 Years Of Bauhaus, which was filmed in Los Angeles this past summer at the Fonda Theatre.

The tour marked the first time since 2006 that Murphy performed full Bauhaus sets, and the first time he ever did so on his own.

Last June, the Englishman released Lion, his the tenth solo album, through Nettwerk Records. It was produced by Youth and featured the musicians Eddie Banda (drums, keyboards, programming, engineering, mixing), Martin Destroyer (guitar, track 4), Pavan Sharda (guitar, (track 5), Michael Rendall (keyboards, programming, engineering, mixing) and Emilio DiZefalo (violin).

DVD Track Listing:

1. King Volcano

2. Kingdom’s Coming
3. Double Dare

4. In The Flat Field
5. A God In An Alcove

6. Boys

7. Silent Hedges
8. Endless Summer Of The Damned
9. The Spy In The Cab
10. A Strange Kind Of Love
11. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
12. The Passion Of Lovers
13. Stigmata Martyr
14. Dark Entries

15. Severance

16. Hollow Hills
17. Spirit
18. Telegram Sam

19. Ziggy Stardust

Available at indie retail stores and Amazon:

In related news, last month ex-Bauhaus bassist David J. Haskin put out a memoir titled "Who Killed Mister Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction" via Jawbone Press. 
Featuring cameo appearances by William S. Burroughs, Genesis P. Orridge, Rick Rubin among others and a forward penned by poet/author Jeremy Reed, the autobiography opens with the haunted nativity that resulted in Bauhaus’s debut hit "Bela Lugosi’s Dead."

It offers an unmitigated recounting of the band’s rapid rise to fame and glory in the late 70s, their sudden dissolution in the 80s, and their subsequent—and often contentious—reunions. Where it is germane, Haskins also touches on his work with Love And Rockets and various other collaborators and delves deep into his exploration of the occult.

Fast, compelling, and disarmingly honest, this is an invaluable account of a strange and spectral cultural twilight era that we shall almost certainly never see again. Highly recommended.
-Alan Moore, Author of Watchmen

Bauhaus was…one of the reckless few that created such an important and unusual genre of music. Their odd, witchy songs snaked themselves all the way from whence they came into my temporal lobe and impacted on what I ended up becoming as an artist.
-Marilyn Manson

I’ve just read David J. Haskins’s memoirs. I had expected drugs and sex and rock music; I had not expected the kaleidoscopic parade of sheer insanity, the loads of blood and punch-ups, fantastic egos, dark arts, creeps and cons, curses, witches, gurus, psychological warfare, superstars and nameless angels, demons and doomed types, fire, arrests, legal battles, gods and doors to other worlds, astral projection, ASTRAL FUCKING PROJECTION....AND it’s actually quite a hilarious read, save all the creepy crawly bits.
-Black Francis (Pixies)

Book tour:

11/6 Powell's Books, Portland, OR
11/7 Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
11/10 Deep Space - DJ Gig New York, NY
11/11 Joe's Pub, New York, NY 

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