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Peter Murphy on his former Bauhaus bandmates and how he's a pain in the ass sometimes

Peter Murphy co-founded the influential post-punk band Bauhaus in 1978 with Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Over the course of four full-length albums, Murphy and company creating an experience of heightened reality with its music that broke from convention, not just sonically but with lyrics informed by the avant-garde, romantic literature and '70s glam rock. It was a richly imaginative counterpoint to the world of expectation in industrial England of the decade when punk rock helped to pierce the veil of post-war British mundanity and economic and cultural stagnation.

See also: - Tuesday: Peter Murphy at Summit Music Hall, 7/16/13 - Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash on the zen-like appeal of motorcycle riding - Review: Peter Murphy at Bluebird, 11/28/11

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.