Mr. Moonlight Tour looks like The Sisters

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I saw Peter Murphy do his all-Bauhaus Mr. Moonlight set to a sold-out Webster Hall in NYC last night.

It was great, honestly great. I was struck by how closely the stage resembled Sisters gigs for the entire show. Choked with fog, different lighting color schemes for each song. It even smelled like a Sisters gig.

The video isn't mine but it gives you an idea. To see more lighting schemes just youtube Peter Murphy 2013.

The show was amazing, did I say that?

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What flavour was the smoke?
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Hmmm - needs more smoke.
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Heh heh. The smoke was the same flavor The Sisters use. Smelled identical. In fact I saw them in the same venue a few years ago.
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Yeah not enough smoke but beside that it looks quite familiar indeed
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Peter moves way too much and there is a bassist! and a real drummer! but if only there were tons of smoke that could hide them, so it would looks like TSOM gig.
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How was the band & who are they? Mark G-T I guess and ??)
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The band was great. Mark Gemini Thwaite on guitar, Emilio from Zef Noi$e on bass (I guess you might have to be a New Yorker to know him), and I didn't recognize the drummer.

They were great, really great. Highlights: Double Dare, Boys, Burning from the Inside and a killer Ziggy.
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Thanx Bismarck!
Good to hear they can really cut it. I must admit that I was rather underwhelmed that the Murph was going to do this tour without the other guys. I see a difference compared to the Sisters where the old guys (Marx, Adams, Hussey, Gunn, Morrison, Bricheno, James, Bruhn, Pearson, Varjak & Seehan... wow that list's long!) all left the band at one point or the other and that wasn't the case for Bauhaus.
The 98 and 06 reunion tours were (mostly) brilliant too, but I guess they just can't get along anymore.

I'm very much thinking about the Brussels gig in about a month, especially with your positive review
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It's not the same lighting lady he's using is it?
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Maybe Nigel?
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I saw Bauhaus in 2006 and was sceptical re this tour. However, looking at the nice video I consider, going to the Eindhoven or Brussels show (as I can't go to Bochum because I got a job appointment that evening).
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Sounds (and looks) great to me but this tour is definitely dividing the fans. Seems a curious decision to play a Bauhaus set with his long-standing solo band (Nick Lucero is still on drumming duties), especially as a) he's only playing fairly small venues so he won't be making a fortune and b) new solo album Lion is already in the can (pun intended), recorded in five days (i.e. even fewer than Ninth) with Youth producing and destined for release in the autumn. He's even playing snatches of songs from Lion on this tour too, which makes it even more strange. Unless he's developed any expensive habits of course and needs to tour twice in the same year ... :innocent:[/i]
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: Unless he's developed any more expensive habits of course and needs to tour twice in the same year ... :innocent:[/i]
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I understand the skepticism. I'm a long time Bauhaus fan and I was skeptical too, so maybe my expectations were low. But the show was really killer. During Double Dare (third song) I said to my friend, "holy s**t, this is great," and he just said, "I know, wow!". It really was great.
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By the way he did a medley including "Be My Wife" from Low.
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I´ll see him in Madrid in 3 weeks..can´t wait!!
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Main difference with the Sisters is that Murphy actually CAN sing and you can clearly hear the words he is singing.
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Aazhyd wrote:Murphy actually CAN sing and you can clearly hear the words he is singing
You say that as if it were a good thing. ;D
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mh wrote:
Aazhyd wrote:Murphy actually CAN sing and you can clearly hear the words he is singing
You say that as if it were a good thing. ;D
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It may not necessarily be a good thing but it must have some novelty value.
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When mumbling in a microphone while panting for breath becomes the new hip, the Sisters are back on top.
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: new solo album Lion is already in the can (pun intended), recorded in five days (i.e. even fewer than Ninth) with Youth producing and destined for release in the autumn.
Scratch that. According to him, won't be out until 2014. It's not even done yet. He will go back and finish it in the fall. Meanwhile Youth is working on the new Bunnymen.
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Went to the Bristol gig of this tour, mucho enjoyment...highlights for me were King Volcano, Telegram Sam, Kick in the Eye, Dark Entries, he also played solo song Strange Kind of Love in memory of bassist's recently departed mum, this was ruined by some tw*t near me singing undead undead how thoughtful. Idiot. :roll:

PM on good form vocally, reminds me of Richard E Grant visually these days!!!

T-shirts were rubbish however, boring and horrible typeface... total waste of a merch opportunity there...

Looking forward to new PM album especially with Youth producing
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Thanks for the review. Sounds like he has been on great form on the US leg currently too. During a dramatic pause in his LA show, someone shouted "I love you"' to which Mr M allegedly replied "I love myself." Whatever happened to the spirit (ahem) of "we love our audience" ?
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