Peter Murphy

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England. The former Bauhaus vocalist set out on his solo career after a brief period as half of Dali’s Car, with former Japan member Mick Karn (one album, 1984’s The Waking Hour). Murphy was already famous in his own right for appearing in a television advertisement for Maxwell audio tapes. His first solo output was a cover version of Magazine’s ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me’, for the Beggars Banquet Records sampler album The State Of Things. This was also included on his 1986 debut album, Should The World Fail To Fall Apart, which boasted a massive credit list including Daniel Ash, his former songwriting partner in Bauhaus, John McGeoch (who played on the original version of ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me’) and Howard Hughes. The debut set a precedent for critical antipathy (in the UK at least; he enjoys cult popularity in the USA) which accompanied all subsequent recordings. Love Hysteria (1988) included...

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