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An Evening with Mr. Moonlight - Peter Murphy vs Bauhaus

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發表於 2013年05月06日 10:58
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An Evening with Mr. Moonlight - Peter Murphy vs Bauhaus

Mr. Moonlight Tour - Celebrating 35 Years of Bauhaus
Peter Murphy - Vocal, Guitar
Mark Gemini Thwaite - Guitar
Emilio China - Bass, Electric Violin
Nick Lucero - Drums
Setlist:
King Volcano
Kingdom's Coming
Double Dare
In the Flat Field
Boys
Silent Hedges
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Kick in the Eye
The Passion of Lovers
She's in Parties
Hollow Hills
Adrenalin
Stigmata Martyr
 
Encore:
Telegram Sam
Ziggy Stardust
Dark Entries



這一夜,並非甚麼gothic rock之夜;這一夜,只是一個小小懷舊之夜,一個和Mr. Moonlight一起慶祝Bauhaus三十五週年的派對;我沒有作全黑打扮,Peter Murhpy的穿著也很casual —— 一件短身恤衫及一條緊身褲,正如Peter所說:「大家不需要穿黒色才是Goth」。被稱為the Godfather of Goth的Peter聲稱他不是goth,沒關係,我也不是,我只是喜歡Bauhaus的歌曲而已,Goth與否,毫不重要,因此,能夠看到Peter Murphy唱Bauhaus的歌曲,我已心滿意足,沒有Daniel Ash、David J及Kevin Haskins,我沒有感到可惜;三十年前我們主辦了Bauhuas在香港的演唱會,製造了一個傳奇神話,這一夜我又重遇Peter Murphy,又再接觸那些熟悉的Bauhaus作品;這一夜,Mr. Moonlight復活了,他讓Bauhaus的歌曲重生了。

帳幕靜悄悄地掀起,隨即傳來Mark Gemini Thwaite的結他及Nick Lucero 的鼓擊,在漆黑一片的舞台右方, Peter Murphy站在Mark的旁邊,喃喃地唱著"King volcano gave me numbers... King volcano is clean... Lonely people burn like candles... Only we are clean..."
整整齊齊的節奏,猶如一只hypnotic clock,攝住人的心神,掀往無止境的深淵。

然後,一道紅色的燈光射向舞台,Peter步到台前,Mark繼續拿著他的acoustic guitar,彈奏起另一首來自Burning From The Inside的Kingdom's Coming。

"Madness in the winds got something to say... It ripped you apart... it will always be that way..."

長達四分半鐘的Double Dare,強調視覺的閃電式燈光效果,Peter拿著他的wand(i.e. 手提光管),一會兒照著自己,一會兒照著低音結他手Emilio China, 一會兒跑到Mark Gemini Thwaite旁邊,充滿戲劇性。緊接著的In the Flat Field,音響問題愈益嚴重,弄到Peter不斷要signal在後台旁邊的sound engineer,雖然看到他皺著眉,但仍是很專業地把歌曲演繹好。

在整個演唱會中,Peter Murphy多次與觀眾談笑風生,非常友善,猶如老朋友般,"If you weren't here, we wouldn't be here... We want to touch your heart..."。 Peter Murphy曾表示,Bauhaus的音樂就是他的音樂,雖然他曾兩次嘗試召集其他三名成員復合,但終究仍是失敗,他清楚知道Bauhaus樂隊已終結,但Mr. Moonlight仍然生存,對於Mark Gemini Thwaite、Emilio China及Nick Lucero三人,Peter Murphy很有信心,他們可以將Bauhaus的音樂表演得淋漓盡致;有時,從言裏行間也聽得出他對自己現在的樂隊非常欣賞,他說:"I want to make sure that you know my band is my band. It has been too many years. This is not some like copycat thing..." ,"We are enjoying doing Bauhaus. It's my music and this guys are my band..." 

一曲Boys完了後,Peter繼續他的幽默:"That's a very typical piece of music, but really doesn't require any skill or knowledge of music at all, but it's classic... (laugh) Do you notice it is just one chord but it is quite brilliant... and the lyrics are marvelous..."

我相信,Peter仍是很欣賞Daniel Ash的,在唱Silent Hedges之前,他還特意介紹:"This is a lyric that was originally written by Daniel Ash"。接著的All We Ever Wanted Was Everything,又是另一首由DanieI寫詞的歌曲,Peter形容這是"A song of loneliness... Daniel wrote this beautiful lyrics..." 

憂傷始終是美麗的,我被Peter的歌聲及他的結他感動了。

毫無疑問,Bela Lugosi's Dead是Bauhaus的一個經典,把它放在All We Wanted Was Everything之後是絕妙的安排,全埸被Peter的charisma吸引著,雖然沒有倒吊著的Peter Murphy,但已足夠把演唱會帶入高潮,緊接著Kick in the Eye與The Passion of Lovers,更令人透不過氣來。

Peter替She's in Parties套上新裝,加入了不同的樂器及編排,有點創意。

於Hollow Hills的最後一段,Peter Murphy坐到鼓台旁邊,重複唱著"so sad..so sad..hollow hills..hollow hills..." 感情投入,我隱約覺得Peter從暗處裏輕泣。

台上出現了擔任Supporting Act的其中一隊樂隊The Boxing Lesson的十四歳鼓手Ben Redman,和Nick Lucero一起彈奏Adrenalin,我首次看Peter現場表演這首來自Bauhaus最後合作的studio album "Go Away White" 裏的歌曲,感覺上有點像Mick Jagger的姿態。

接著是最後一首Stigmata Martyr,曾經謠傳Peter自從成了Muslim後就不再唱這首歌,現在證實了事實並非如此,一句Father, Son, Holy 吶喊後,眾人便回到後台。

當他們再現台上,是T-Rex的Telegram Sam及Bowie的Ziggy Stardust出瑒的時刻,我是真的無話可說,台上台下都一起再晿著、舞著,那種激動的心情,久久沒能平靜下來,Peter在最後的最後用Dark Entries作一個精彩的終結。