29 June 2012
Maxell Advert with Peter Murphy
I've had a bit of a trip down memory lane lately, being pushed (from all angles) into writing my rock n roll life stories. I came across a diary from the early 80s where I had written "Met Peter Murphy" and nothing else. Wtf? I loved that man, still do. Why I didn't write more details is beyond me. I guess I was happy enough to have met and hung out with him. Told the Punk Glam Princess I loved him because he sounded like an animal when he sang! Anyway got talking with the husband (Grand Master Flash of the Ministry of Silly Walks) and remembered that the popular Maxell advertisement here didn't feature Peter Murphy like the one in the UK. YouTube to the rescue!
And since I was taking this wee walk down memory lane, I remembered the opening sequence of
"The Hunger" with "Bela Lugosi's Dead". While I wasn't thrilled with the YouTube videos (they went on and on and def NSFW) I did find an interesting live version with Trent Rezner (Pope Trent, whom I also love as he can sound quite animalistic -- got a theme going there...) and Peter Murphy. It won't let me embed, so you'll have to click on it to view, but definitely worth it!
I hope you've enjoyed my trip down memory lane!