Forgotten Songs of the ‘80s: Peter Murphy
Nowadays, Peter Murphy is best remembered as the singer of Bauhaus and also for the mega 1990 hit “Cuts You Up,” but without a doubt, his greatest song was relegated to the lost and found aisle.
“All Night Long” off 1988’s Love Hysteria is one of the most interesting and fascinating modern rock songs of the whole decade. Beginning with xylophone, the song quickly finds its groove and refuses to let up. But instead of going into a fast, up-tempo mood, everything slows down and it all becomes very moody and atmospheric. Peter’s vocals bring the song to its spookiest peak.
But that’s not the end, it just gets creepier from there, as the song reaches its crescendo, his voice becomes lower and lower until it reaches its apex and the song just explodes into a heavenly rich sheen that stays with the listener long after its left the airwaves. Just an absolutely breathtaking song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__QnW-9ROs&feature=channel_page (All Night Long)