Lots more Peter Murphy pics.
More of Peter Murphy’s Bauhaus set.
Even more Peter Murphy pics.
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead" is Bauhaus’ nine and a half minute magnum opus of howling, clattering, nightmarish synthesizer atmospherics. One fan near me in the audience called this song the "Freebird" of new wave music due to how long and indulgent it is.
I also included a poster I made about Bela Lugosi, whose addiction to morphine ruined his career in Hollywood. Nowadays, movie stars can be just as big, if not bigger, when they leave rehab clean and sober. Robert Downey Jr. was once the punchline for a lot of drug addiction jokes, but as soon as he FINALLY got clean and sober, his career took off with movie franchises like Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.
Let’s take it down a notch with an acoustic number.
More Peter Murphy pics.
Peter Murphy and his band play an all-Bauhaus set for the 35th anniversary of the band’s founding in 1978. Bauhaus music has been featured on Beavis and Butthead and Daria, and Peter Murphy himself inspired the designs of certain characters in The Crow and The Sandman.
More of My Jerusalem.
My Jerusalem, as they open for Peter Murphy and his Bauhaus 35 year retrospective at the Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL on April 28, 2013.