Peter Murphy VS Brendan Perry

It’s always interesting and a bit funny when people go at it in public. Apparently Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance thought Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) wasted his time regarding an ill-fated tour they were planning together.

“The truth of the matter is that PM [Peter Murphy] wasted months of my time, energy and effort. It was he, after all, who invited me to tour with him and then reneged on our agreement not once, not twice but three times… can you imagine my frustration? … I would not have minded so much if he had shown some remorse by way of an apology, this would have been the very least I could expect from such an honorable and ‘spiritual’ man. Right? Well wrong… When I last wrote to him to enquire how he was and what the problem was, he basically told me to mind my own business… Cuckoo!” “The guy has too many albeit mysterious health issues to deal with and, to be honest, he’s a sandwich short of a picnic.” – Brendan Perry

And the response…

This reminds me a little of when techno legends Frankie Bones and Joey Beltram fought it out on various forums for a few months. Here’s my Wire to the Ear tip: keep your musician mystery alive by keeping these types of matters a private conversation.

photo credit: www.flashbacks.com

via: Sideline

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 11, 2010 at 4:45 am, filed under political and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Energy Flash remake and The Tunnel 1995-97

Energy Flash – Vinyl Life from Tape Theory on Vimeo.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQ-VwxUj2E

Here’s two videos that bring you back into the techno 90s. Above we have a pretty cool remake of Joey Beltram’s classic track Energy Flash (iTunes link) from Vinyl Life. Next we have some video from one of Peter Gatien’s clubs The Tunnel. I first went to the Tunnel around 1986 (I was 16). The dancing around 1:00 in will get you laughing.

I have a lot of stories from The Tunnel none of which I’m going to commit to “print”. Do you have any you care to share?

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How we use to do it! Energy Flash tribute.

In the early 90s I was in several techno acts. To toot my own horn a little I have over 75 12″ singles out there. This video reminds me how John Selway and I as Disintegrator used to make music. The guy in this (awesome) video is covering the classic track Energy Flash by Joey Beltram. I really loved watching this. Seeing the Akai discs and Mackie mixer being muted/unmuted again was cool. Thanks for the flashback attack!

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