Thursday, April 9, 2009


Peter Murphy was the model for Maxell's UK "Blown Away Guy" ad campaign which ran in the 1980s, with its tagline of "Sentence your cassette to life." Despite the rumor, he's not the younger model in the omnipresent US edition of the campaign.

Peter is married to Beyhan and has two children, named Hurihan and Adem. His wife has directed several of his videos, and leads the Turkish National Modern Dance company. He has been living in Ankara since 1992.

Kevin Haskins has two daughters in a Los Angeles band called blackblack, Kevin has also appeared on a Porno for Pyros release.

Tones on Tail was a musical side project created by Daniel Ash of Bauhaus along with Bauhaus roadie Glenn Campling in 1982. After the demise of Bauhaus in 1983, they were joined by drummer Kevin Haskins. The band folded in 1984.

Love and Rockets were an alternative rock band formed in 1985 by former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash (guitars, saxophone, and vocals), David J (bass and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers). Former Bauhaus vocalist, Peter Murphy having embarked on a solo career..

Dali's Car was a musical group formed in 1984 by Peter Murphy (vocalist) and Mick Karn (bass guitarist, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist) shortly after they left their former bands (Bauhaus and Japan, respectively). They recorded one album, The Waking Hour, and released one single, "The Judgement Is the Mirror".

David J wrote the lyrics of several Bauhaus songs (including their first single, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"). He sang backing vocals on many songs, and sang lead on "Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?" He began writing music for a solo career while still in the band, and continued after the band's breakup, releasing the dark Etiquette of Violence and Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh, and played bass on two Jazz Butcher albums (A Scandal in Bohemia and Sex and Travel).

David J was part of the strange and very short-lived band The Sinister Ducks, which included saxophonist Alex Green and graphic novelist Alan Moore. He also released a collaborative single, "Armour" / "Nothing" with artist / poet, Rene Halkett of the original Weimar Bauhaus school of art and design.

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" is an influential gothic rock song (often considered to be the first) written by the band Bauhaus. The song was the band's first single, released in August 1979. It did not enter the UK pop charts, but remained on sale for many years thereafter. The B-side features the song "Boys" and some versions also include an early recording of what would be their next single, "Dark Entries."

Covers of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" :

Electric Hellfire Club
Until December
Dream Disciples
Marilyn Manson
Opera IX
Poison Idea
XIII Stoleti
Nouvelle Vague
Soft Taco (band)

Truth Decay did a parody/homage called "The Ballad of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss is Dead)" which referenced many Dr. Seuss characters, particularly the Cat in the Hat.
An excerpt of the song is parodied in Bill Bailey's Cockney Medley, a feature of his Bewilderness stand-up routine.

In June of 2006, while touring together, Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor and members of TV on the Radio performed the song for a radio and internet broadcast.

The Dirtbombs' cover of the soul song "Kung Fu" features an instrumental line that is virtually indistinguishable from that of "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

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