Peter Murphy — All Night Long
Album: Love Hysteria
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Released: 1988
Length: 5:21
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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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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.