Somebody Told Me That Peter Murphy is a Dick

Not much to say tonight and not much to post. I got a big stack of records to record so hopefully some of that will be up soon. Busy week compiling various “Best of” lists for the various websites I write for. Best of 00 lists are a pain in my ass.

The Killers
Somebody Told Me (Josh Harris Club)
Somebody Told Me (Josh Harris Dub)
Somebody Told Me (King Unique’s Vocal Remix)
Somebody Told Me (King Unique’s Frogger Dub)

The Killers made my kinda-short list for best album of the decade. I really liked Sam’s Town, but when it came down to the nitty gritty it didn’t make it past my top 20. Hot Fuss probably wasn’t even in my top 50. That’s not to say they aren’t good records, but when you’re up against The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Hell, Fucked Up, The New Pornographers, The White Stripes, Green Day, Radiohead, Outkast, Jay-Z and so on some shits gotta give. These remixes are from a 12” and are pretty good actually. Although the Frogger dub is lacking in dying frog sounds.

Peter Murphy
The Line Between The Devil’s Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat) (12” Remix)
A Strange Kind Of Love (Version II)

Okay, a few things worth mentioning here. The original version of these tunes are from Deep, which is the album that has the cover in which it looks like Peter is trying to blow himself. It’s also the album that has “Cuts You Up” on it, a track that sadly never had a 12” version. “The Line Between The Devil’s Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)” is a silly song title, and the fact that he went with “repeat” instead of “repeated” is obviously because he was trying to rhyme “teeth” with “repeat.” That’s a stretch. Also, the first version of “A Strange Kind Of Love” is on that record, but it’s called “(Version One)” while the single goes with roman numerals and calls the second version “(Version II).” As a design person that irks me.

These tracks are dedicated to blind date I had with a hardcore Peter Murphy fan who never called me back.

10 Responses to “Somebody Told Me That Peter Murphy is a Dick”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm not a die hard fan of Peter Murphy but I love his voice. He has got that kind of voice where the song itself doesn't matter. But of course with the right song (which means nearly everything on "Cascade" it's a perfect match. Two other great voices for me are Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) and Leonard Cohen, well and not to forget Morten Harket.

  2. Anonymous says:

    By the way: You cuted the Devil-Song too eearly, so that the fade out went to the beginning of "Strange kind of love". But great work, as an Vinyl- and 12"-Fan myself I appreciate it very much.

  3. The Lost Turntable says:

    Corrected versions of the Peter Murphy tracks are being uploaded. Thanks for the tip. That's what I get for ripping stuff at 1am.

  4. Home Taping Is Killing Music says:

    Cuts you up did have an extended version which will appear on my blog in a few days

  5. ewingsc says:

    Great blog – thanks !

  6. Music Archivist says:

    Yes I must agree Peter Murphy is a prick of major proportions

  7. The Lost Turntable says:


    As far as I can tell the only difference between the version that you put up and the album version is that yours is mixed at a very slightly slower speed so it's about 7 seconds longer, the songs are identical.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The Killers' producer Jeff Saltzman is producer for the new Blondie album to be released in 2010. Right now the Blondie website has a free download of a punk rock version of "We Three Kings" as a holiday gift for fans… sort of a teaser, from the sessions for the new album. There's also a funny little home-movie-quality video for it on YouTube.

  9. The Lost Turntable says:

    Thanks for the Blondie tip dude!

  10. Joe Wallace says:

    The "Peter Murphy is a Dick" headline is the funniest I've read in ages. I haven't read any interviews with him in a while but the last time I saw any press he simply could NOT climb off the Sufi bandwagon long enough to talk about stuff that wasn't religion.

    Save it for Sunday, Pete. We just want to hear you warble on about slicing off those rosy cheeks and stuff that "cuts you up."

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