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Peter Murphy — All Night Long
Album: Love Hysteria
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Released: 1988
Length: 5:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When the night is closing
Eyes are running wild
When I hear you humming
All night long

The sign I see it
Tell me am I true
All I need from you is
All I see

This city's paved with cold
Playboys buying fun
Seems there is no hunter left
Without his hunting gun

Can you feel the light?
The air is wild open
Oh, you see the light it's coming through
It's there in the distance
Always offered to me
Always coming over a hill

Oh, your see-saw smile
Lasts me all night long
Like a siren's curl
When the night is long

Now, come hold my hand
No bad vibe hearts
Hold my hand, you know
This journey could be long

Yeah, the seasons come in
All the nights are woven
All the nights, we'll see them through
Ah, no hundred men now
Would dare cut into us
We'll go on and see it through

(Belle)
(Une rose qui a joue son role)
(Mon Miroir)
(Mon clef d'or)
(Mon cheval)
(Et mon gant sont les cinq secrets de ma puissance)
Now, hold my hand
No bad vibe hearts
(Je voulais livrer)
(Il vous suffira de mettre ce gant)
(A votre main droite)
(Il vous transportera ou vous desirez l'etre)

When the night has come in
Your eyes are running wild
Then I hear you humming
All night long

Yeah, the sign I see it
Yeah, the times I see it
All I need to know from you
Is all I see

Can you feel the light?
The air is wild, open
Oh you see the light
It's coming through
It's there in the distance
Always offered to me
Always coming over a hill
Yeah, the seasons come in
All the nights are woven
All the nights, we'll see them through
Ah, no hundred men now
Would dare cut into us
We'll go on and see it through
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Very "Icehouse"-esque
 maboleth wrote:
Criminally underrated, even on RP. Shame on you RP "elitists".
 

I always wanted to be an elitist.
Criminally underrated, even on RP. Shame on you RP "elitists".
 Foot wrote:
Late 80's NYC - saw Peter Murphy open for the Church - he killed it.  One year later saw Nine Inch Nails open for Peter Murphy - they killed it.  Just goes to show ya, never discount that opening act.
 

PM and Trent Reznor do a lot of collaborating, check youtube
Why is Macaulay Culkin on the album cover?
So 1988 and great 80's genre.
Yes, the season is turning. Today. 
Awesome Peter!
Great song, great album...a true original.
Outstanding song imo (Halloween's coming, we'll likely hear Bauhaus's Bela Lugosi's Dead - Yay : )
{#Daisy}If PM's "Indigo Eyes" and "Dragnet Drag" could be added, that would be wonderful...
 The_Enemy wrote:

It happens. 

The most unlikely (IMHO) was Hendrix opening for The Monkeys back in the day.  A friend's brother used to have a bootleg of their Ottawa show.

(and reading my mind, Bill starts playing "The Wind Cries Mary")

 
Just saw PM this last month, so good. Have been fan since Bauhaus. Met a twenty something that was introduced to him through that NIN show and she is now an uber fan. So fun to see a newbe falling for something so dear in ones heart from my own "child hood" Thank you Bill!
Murphy's voice is SO cool
 fredriley wrote:
Is this channelling the 80s bigtime, or what? I was surprised to see a 2011 release date for this song. Does anyone know who the French guy is who's been sampled in the background?

 
Hello, you were right about the 80s sound. "All Night Long" came out in 1988 on Love Hysteria. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Murphy_(musician)#Singles_and_EPs 
 MTL_Robbie wrote:

I believe it is Jean Marais, from the 1946 movie "La Belle et la Bête" (Beauty and the Beast) by Jean Cocteau.

 
I was going to guess that movie although I've only seen small bits of it. 

Still from Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast"
Mr. Extraordinary :)
Surely this song warrants a rating greater than a 6.6!!  And no, good people, I am not calling any of you Shirley (unless that is your actual name)!! {#Laughing}
 fredriley wrote:
Is this channelling the 80s bigtime, or what? I was surprised to see a 2011 release date for this song. Does anyone know who the French guy is who's been sampled in the background?

  Sorry, popped out for a bit,

Composição: Paul Statham / Peter Murphy · Esse não é o compositor? Nos avise.
Enviada por Marcelo
Traduzida por Cyro
Legendado por Cyro e deborahardroll


Amazing song. Incredible album, next to Deep. Always wanted to hear more Peter Murphy, especially his new stuff. Great video too. Very noir with shoutouts to Cocteau.
 kcar wrote:

Great voice. Had no idea he had anything to do with Love and Rockets. 

 
He did not.  Love and Rockets is a alternative comic series by the Hernandez brothers and a band formed out of the remains of Bauhaus by Daniel Ash and David J.
Thank God for that, almost had to use the PSD button. Thought it was going to be Tracy Chapman.
 The_Enemy wrote:

It happens. 

The most unlikely (IMHO) was Hendrix opening for The Monkeys back in the day.  A friend's brother used to have a bootleg of their Ottawa show.

(and reading my mind, Bill starts playing "The Wind Cries Mary")

 
I saw Stevie Ray Vaughn open for the moody blues....weird. SRV was great the MB so so much.
bowie clone.....next........altho the steel drums are a nice touch....
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
like Pete. miss bauhaus.  bet love and rockets miss him too. wonder how that split went.


 
Great voice. Had no idea he had anything to do with Love and Rockets. 
(Almost) Chris Rea to Peter Murphy - genius!
Mr. cool...one whom bridged the 80s crap.....
 fredriley wrote:
Is this channelling the 80s bigtime, or what? I was surprised to see a 2011 release date for this song. Does anyone know who the French guy is who's been sampled in the background?
 
I believe it is Jean Marais, from the 1946 movie "La Belle et la Bête" (Beauty and the Beast) by Jean Cocteau.


 blotto wrote:
I saw PM in a club last Dec. This is the song he opened with. Liked it even better live, or maybe just louder, anyways good song to open with.
 
glad he's still performing. i would love to see him live.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
Wait a minute: NIN opened for Peter Murphy?!?!?  That's an unlikely pairing.
 
It happens. 

The most unlikely (IMHO) was Hendrix opening for The Monkeys back in the day.  A friend's brother used to have a bootleg of their Ottawa show.

(and reading my mind, Bill starts playing "The Wind Cries Mary")
 shmuelman wrote:
Best of the 1980's. Got that arty, intellectual zing.

And speaking of best of the '80s, RP should do a special feature weekly show on the '80s, with all those songs that may not work very well on their own, like "Der Kommisar".
 
"Der Kommisar" works just fine on its own.
Peter Murphy, I now need to see bela lugosi's dead on youtube again, sums up the extraordinary 80's vibe and pulse I feel, just hearing his name man.
That portrait sketch is cool too 
(also, super retch during that paul mccartney drivel RP just played, this helped clear the air after that crap, gracias)  
 Foot wrote:
Late 80's NYC - saw Peter Murphy open for the Church - he killed it.  One year later saw Nine Inch Nails open for Peter Murphy - they killed it.  Just goes to show ya, never discount that opening act.
 

Wait a minute: NIN opened for Peter Murphy?!?!?  That's an unlikely pairing.
Late 80's NYC - saw Peter Murphy open for the Church - he killed it.  One year later saw Nine Inch Nails open for Peter Murphy - they killed it.  Just goes to show ya, never discount that opening act.
I saw PM in a club last Dec. This is the song he opened with. Liked it even better live, or maybe just louder, anyways good song to open with.
Love this tune. PM is awesome to me.
Is this channelling the 80s bigtime, or what? I was surprised to see a 2011 release date for this song. Does anyone know who the French guy is who's been sampled in the background?
 ziggytrix wrote:


I think this is the ad you're looking for.
 
I miss the days of making everybody listen to your music
Big Speakers, big Amps, try to shake the house down.
Used to have my mom yelling to turn it down......
now it's my kids...
Sigh

iPods have really killed the whole industry

It is quiet though
 
like Pete. miss bauhaus.  bet love and rockets miss him too. wonder how that split went.

My favourite Peter Murphy song finally on RP. More eclectic 80ies please!
Peter Murphy.  Yowza.  I used to turn all the lights off, light candles and incense, and do my stretches to "Cuts You Up." He's kinda awesome.
 snowcat wrote:
How can you not like a guy who starred in one of the coolest commercials ever?
 

I think this is the ad you're looking for.
 belalugosi wrote:


Aha! My favourite side of the 80´s music: Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division, Talking Heads, DM, The Fall, Divo, etc. The ugly side of the 80´s music: Poison, Cinderella, Skid Row, etc. P. Murphy isn`t a big hair musician, he´s an avant garde icon...
 

Well put and agreed!

Any song played after that horrible Tom Waits crap should get a 10 just by comparison.


How can you not like a guy who starred in one of the coolest commercials ever?




His voice makes this song.
Best of the 1980's. Got that arty, intellectual zing.

And speaking of best of the '80s, RP should do a special feature weekly show on the '80s, with all those songs that may not work very well on their own, like "Der Kommisar".
 andrewimft wrote:


You're misinformed. First, Peter Murphy was in Bauhaus, one of the most influential expiremental alternative bands ever, and not big hair. Yes, on occasion they were theatrical and sported some odd hairdos but that was not at all what they were all about, and cannot be defined as one of the stereotypical mindless big hair bands of the '80's. Second, his solo stuff, he's mostly sporting stylish shorter hair and it's alternative rock songwriting, nothing to do with Flock of Seagulls or Poison or any kind of big hair bands of the '80's. If anything, his history is the antithesis of big hair bands— substance and musical exploration within a pop format.

Ok, you now can return to hating this music, documentary over, and I will continue to enjoy it and his spectacular career.
 

Aha! My favourite side of the 80´s music: Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division, Talking Heads, DM, The Fall, Divo, etc. The ugly side of the 80´s music: Poison, Cinderella, Skid Row, etc. P. Murphy isn`t a big hair musician, he´s an avant garde icon...
Ho hum .. another Peter Murphy song .. I'd really like to say "it all sounds the same after Bauhaus" .. which it does .. but he's got such a fabulous voice that I can't complain at all.
 TravelRat wrote:

Hey there RadioDoc in Chicagoland!  It's a snowy afternoon here in Siberia and I'm cleaning my kitchen and drinking wine, listening to RP while waiting for the repair guy to come fix my crappy washing machine yet again.  This song brings me back to the late 80s—Peter Murphy at Metro in Chicago.  This wasn't as good as his first solo album, but it was good.  Anyway, if you see this, greetings to my sweet home Chicago from Siberian Russia...

 
Chicago says hello back, and please quit sending your winter weather... {#Cheesygrin}
Love this guy's voice!
Just something I really like about Peter Murphy's voice.  Maybe not fantastic, but a very, very nice tone and lyrics that are actually quite decent.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Well done, as is this tune.  An 8 (for you and Peter).
 
Hey there RadioDoc in Chicagoland!  It's a snowy afternoon here in Siberia and I'm cleaning my kitchen and drinking wine, listening to RP while waiting for the repair guy to come fix my crappy washing machine yet again.  This song brings me back to the late 80s—Peter Murphy at Metro in Chicago.  This wasn't as good as his first solo album, but it was good.  Anyway, if you see this, greetings to my sweet home Chicago from Siberian Russia...

I like it!
andrewimft wrote:
Ok, you now can return to hating this music, documentary over, and I will continue to enjoy it and his spectacular career.
Well done, as is this tune.  An 8 (for you and Peter).


JohnBauer wrote:
80s hair band sound. Awful then, and worse today.
You're misinformed. First, Peter Murphy was in Bauhaus, one of the most influential expiremental alternative bands ever, and not big hair. Yes, on occasion they were theatrical and sported some odd hairdos but that was not at all what they were all about, and cannot be defined as one of the stereotypical mindless big hair bands of the '80's. Second, his solo stuff, he's mostly sporting stylish shorter hair and it's alternative rock songwriting, nothing to do with Flock of Seagulls or Poison or any kind of big hair bands of the '80's. If anything, his history is the antithesis of big hair bands-- substance and musical exploration within a pop format. Ok, you now can return to hating this music, documentary over, and I will continue to enjoy it and his spectacular career.
It is good to hear some Peter Murphy to take me back to my childhood memories
God help the child that grew up listening to Peter Murphy hehehe Bela Lugosi's Dead... Personally I love the guy :jump: (now that I think of it, MY children grew up listening to Peter Murphy... so far they seem to be ok :cheesygrin: )
MusicRookie wrote:
It is good to hear some Peter Murphy to take me back to my childhood memories.... how about some bauhaus or love and rockets!!!
:jump: Yeah! Only for me it's my teen memories!
It is good to hear some Peter Murphy to take me back to my childhood memories.... how about some bauhaus or love and rockets!!!
HA HA HA!!! That is funny! Not Peter Murphy's best stuff, for sure! Dalis Car is much better. Kevstar wrote:
Lionel Ritchie's version of "All Night Long" is better.
You followed Rolling Stones 'Rocks off' with this?! Holy disconnect...
yuck
:puke: This is awful :wall:
Peter Murphy rocked my world in the early 80s. Nice to hear him on RP!
I really like Mr. Murphy music
This is pretty awful. Sounds like he's trying to be like the Fixx.
madra wrote:
I heard a good fake Waits/Murphy duet a couple of years ago. I think they were moping about how happy everybody was at Christmas. Next thing I knew, I was sitting at a traffic light laughing myself silly. The Google god tells me it was "This Christmas Season" by Porn Orchard, but I can't find a sound file. Try to find it, it's good.
Try this link (click here)
This is HORRIBLE!
The music (not the voice) really reminds of some classic 'Killing Joke'-songs.... Guess I'm alone with this, eh? :drool:
oppositelock wrote:
Waits and Murphy should do a duet. :whipit:
I heard a good fake Waits/Murphy duet a couple of years ago. I think they were moping about how happy everybody was at Christmas. Next thing I knew, I was sitting at a traffic light laughing myself silly. The Google god tells me it was "This Christmas Season" by Porn Orchard, but I can't find a sound file. Try to find it, it's good.
I've always liked the Peter Murphy sound. This one sounds a bit like an attempt to write a top ten moneymaker though. It's a bit watered down. I'm posting a 6.
God I love this man's voice :hearteyes:
And to think he fronted Bauhaus before moving on to his solo work. This is so far removed from Bela Lugosi's Dead. I've always like his work in both bands.
BLADERUNNER wrote:
thank you, oh master of the playlist for following up that awful Tom Waits drivel with a singer who can actually sing and carry a tune and work with a beat and make you want to sing along without having to swallow acid before.
Waits and Murphy should do a duet. :whipit:
thank you, oh master of the playlist for following up that awful Tom Waits drivel with a singer who can actually sing and carry a tune and work with a beat and make you want to sing along without having to swallow acid before.
I have always loved his voice
:cool:
Kevstar wrote:
Lionel Ritchie's version of "All Night Long" is better.
:ask: There's one in every bunch!
federico wrote:
right after the stones' "Rock off"? Bill must hate this poor guy ...
Playlist alert: Bill is living November 30th, 2006 over again. :think:
Nice To Hear Again.
federico wrote:
right after the stones' "Rock off"? Bill must hate this poor guy ...
The themes are similar, though Mick's singing about wet dreams. The energy level is quite contrasting.
lkbooth71 wrote:
I don't dispute the factoid on the Maxell ad, but it's still hard for me to believe that he ever had that much hair. It only seems fair for him to be as folliclely-challenged as he seems. :confused:
Wiki says he was the model in the UK version, not the US version of which we are all thinking. So you are safe - he *is* as follicularly-challenged as you thought. Plus he lives in Turkey. "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."
Lionel Ritchie's version of "All Night Long" is better.
right after the stones' "Rock off"? Bill must hate this poor guy ...
Feel so seduced by the album cover image of him. Will I be able to resist the animal allure? Oooh Peter!
I don't dispute the factoid on the Maxell ad, but it's still hard for me to believe that he ever had that much hair. It only seems fair for him to be as folliclely-challenged as he seems. :confused:
I've had the poster shown below for years and just today sent it out to be framed for our listening room. It's pretty big (about 3'X6') and should add an intersting touch to the room. I thought this old Maxell commercial was long forgotten..
Helchat wrote:
And the most amazing cheekbones! He was THE model for the Maxell ad from the 70's known as "blown away" -- look up the image on Google, it's a great pic. I've wanted it as a poster for years........
I thought he was sitting in a Bauhaus style chair, maybe a slightly different picture.
Its not - Bella Lugosi's Dead But its his best album (I think its from about 1992) Bauhaus was an amazing band that produced some very important music and fashion that has carried over today. Tones on Tail Love and Rockets Peter Murphy Amazing music and very diverse all from the same band Thanks RP for playing this
just so good thanks Bill
Different but very likeable, keep it up RP :bananapiano:
jadewahoo wrote:
I just love this guys voice.
Xylophone riff sounds ripped off from the Talking Heads' Listening Wind.
I just love this guys voice.
Helchat wrote:
And the most amazing cheekbones! He was THE model for the Maxell ad from the 70's known as "blown away" -- look up the image on Google, it's a great pic. I've wanted it as a poster for years........
No kidding! I'll have to check that out. Thanks for info! :biggrin:
Jacksonstat wrote:
Interesting factoid Helchat... I had no idea that was PM in that add.
Yep, I found a pic of the ad after I posted, but have no idea how to post it here - can some kind soul write me off list and give me direction? lol :rolleyes:
bobringer wrote:
I need a musical enema.
I'll get the firehose. This won't hurt... much. :twisted:
Helchat wrote:
And the most amazing cheekbones! He was THE model for the Maxell ad from the 70's known as "blown away" -- look up the image on Google, it's a great pic. I've wanted it as a poster for years........
Interesting factoid Helchat... I had no idea that was PM in that add.
I thank my dad for first introducing me to Peter Murphy. Pretty cool that a dad in his 60s shares the same musical taste with his daughter in her 30s... like father like daughter!
foppy-knight wrote:
Peter Murphy...years ago, such an intense concert!!! He had a gaze that would pierce an armored tank. Great stuff! Thanks RP.
Agreed, saw him and The Church in Tampa, great show. Thanks for the PM, RP!
serendipity_blue wrote:
The man has the most amazing voice!
And the most amazing cheekbones! He was THE model for the Maxell ad from the 70's known as "blown away" -- look up the image on Google, it's a great pic. I've wanted it as a poster for years........
n4ku wrote:
Sounds like Billy Idol. 8O
8O indeed... I like Mr Murphy's stuff...with Bauhaus or not.
Peter Murphy...years ago, such an intense concert!!! He had a gaze that would pierce an armored tank. Great stuff! Thanks RP.
billy idol sounds like him, more correctly.
Hey this is good!
The man has the most amazing voice!
Peter Murphy rocks! (as do Bauhaus!!) :notworthy:
Sounds like Billy Idol. 8O Not that there's anything wrong with that.
frankydee wrote:
Jean Marais
Aha, Fantomas!
bobringer wrote:
I just don't get it... I know people love him and all... but I cannot possibly imagine what redeeming quality any of this has at all. Same for the New Order played 15 minutes ago.
Can't speak for the N.O. (although I enjoy it)... Murphy is a master of writing what sounds like commercial pop music, but embedded with a fairly complex subtext. The Cocteau film dialogue plays well and isn't distracting, but offers up a new level of suggestive interpretation. The fact that the music can be listened to on several levels, and the fact that he writes for his voice--a unique, haunting masculinity--displays a level of musical mastery above many others. He has extended this by taking advantage of his marriage--his wife is a major figure in Turkish arts and culture, and he's more recently explored Turkish music is a way that is respectful, intelligent, and yet innovative at the same time. However none of that music is currently on the RP playlist. Unfortunately. Maybe I'll try a couple more uploads soon.
I just don't get it... I know people love him and all... but I cannot possibly imagine what redeeming quality any of this has at all. Same for the New Order played 15 minutes ago. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :puke: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: I need a musical enema. Any Buckley around the corner? Maybe some Radiohead? This is painful.
Its really too bad RP has rejected all the PM material I've tried to upload. Even though it got very favorable ratings in the LRC. Most of it was from "Deep." Whatever the reason, its good to know that PM still gets played here in some form. The video for this is a classic B&W.
Carissa wrote:
... the lovely Peter. ... He is dangerously cool.
..... what she said. . Mr Murphy has the trinity <looks, voice, talent> that usually creates a level of commercial success much higher than he has achieved. I wonder if that's intentional on his part or just some misfortunate juju.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
gregorbill wrote:
The strange french talking is from the 1946 Jean Cocteau film "La Belle et la bê'¥" (Beauty and the beast). It's the beast's voice. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038348/
Jean Marais
makes me think of old monty python "your mother smells of eldaberrys and your father was a hamster"
The strange french talking is from the 1946 Jean Cocteau film "La Belle et la bête" (Beauty and the beast). It's the beast's voice. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038348/
No "Indigo Eyes", huh?
High school memories. High school Girlfriend memories :)
loveslave wrote:
A band called Porn Orchard has made a hilarious (faked) duet with Peter Murphy and Tom Waits, called This Holiday Season. Kind of what it would sound like if Tom and Peter made a christmas song together. Check it out on AudioGalaxy or wherever.
The Mother of All Flagpole Christmas Albums: AMG REVIEW: Culled from three Christmas tapes released by Flagpole magazine, this CD includes performances recorded between 1990-92 by 21 Atlanta, and Athens, GA. bands. Most of the songs are diverse "alternative" originals, but there's also a bizarre guitar/sax duet of "Jingle Bells" from The Flat Duo Jets, a cover of Spinal Tap's "Christmas with the Devil" by Allgood, an okay version of The Sonics' "Santa Claus" by The Woggles, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from The La Brea Stompers, and more spotty fun. -- Dennis MacDonald no mention of Porn Orchard in the review, and... wait a minute, what did this have to do with .... ? oh, never mind.
aimless wrote:
Sigh, Peter Murphy. My hearts goes all pitta pat, like I'm 14 and gloomy again.
yes, me too. that voice really does it for me. pm in hearts on notebook...
Sigh, Peter Murphy. My hearts goes all pitta pat, like I'm 14 and gloomy again.