My teenage head thought he was suggesting to the audience,”Let’s All Break the Sound Barrier!” which inspired me to turn up for many years after. I’m gonna’ stick with this memory ‘cause it’s way cooler than advertising!
Now that I’m all “growed up” I too can understand that as a working artist Peter Murphy just had to be “taking the piss” out of himself from the stage.
Nothing says we love you like cash
and I’m sure he was happy to have some.
Much Love and good health to you sir.
Let’s turn it up again!
The Ghost of Peter Murphy
PS The Man With the X-Ray Eyes
still freaks me out. a great record
PPS. or a well placed plug for Maxell cassette tapes? used for the recording,
no doubt. I always heard Daniel Ash’s
voice asking for the tape, but again…
dream on kiddies. A band couldn’t have a cooler bullshit story. awesome business.
I wrote some songs for three imaginary boys who get together and play music in the “goth rock” style. It’s funny to think that back in the good ‘ole days when dancing meant exploding, we used to listen to bands like The Cure and Bauhaus and Joy Division and wear black clothing without putting a label on ourselves or our music. So many people were dying early in the 80s, I suppose we figured it was just the NYC artist uniform of choice back then and easy to find at flea markets and thrift stores.