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Who is Peter Murphy? He has been called: the Literary Mystic. Sufi Sage. Seminal Artist. Legend. Icon. Peter Murphy's initial foray into the music world was as songwriter and front man for the influential late-70's band Bauhaus, who helped define what became known as post-punk. Murphy's dramatic brooding beauty, electrifying performances, and unique,... See full bio »

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The Butterfly Effect
Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack
Good Luck Chuck
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 2014 Vampire Academy (writer: "Bela Lugosi's Dead")
 2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 16 (2012) ... (writer: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" - uncredited)
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" - as Peter John Murphy)
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gothic, Industrial und Black Metal (2009) ... (performer: "Disappearing")
 2009/I The Collector (writer: "Bela Lugosi's Dead")
 2007-2008 Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Have You Heard?/This Is Mama's World (2008) ... (performer: "One of a Kind")
- Jumbled Jungle/Alone Together (2008) ... (performer: "Home", "Now We're Talking" (uncredited))
- Rainy Day Blues/Take Me to the Water (2008) ... (performer: "One of a Kind")
- Curtain Up/Listen Up (2008) ... (performer: "Home")
- Spot the Difference/Hot & Cold Running Critters (2007) ... (performer: "One of a Kind")
 2007 Good Luck Chuck (writer: "Bela Lugosi's Dead")
 2007 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Birth and Death of the Day (2007) ... (performer: "Strange Kind of Love" - uncredited)
 2005 Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story (Documentary) ("Boys")
 2004 The Butterfly Effect (writer: "Dark Entries")
 2000 Wild Birds: The Videos (Video) (performer: "Cuts You Up", "The Scarlet Thing In You", "Final Solution (Single Version)", "Hit Song (formerly only released in the U.K.), "Strange Kind of Love", "All Night Long", "The Judgement Is The Mirror (Dali's Car)", "Final Solution (extended version)")
 1998 Dead Man's Curve (writer: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" - as Murphy)
 1997 Trojan War (performer: "I'll Fall With Your Knife") / (writer: "I'll Fall With Your Knife")
 1996 Box of Moon Light (performer: "Cuts You Up") / (writer: "Cuts You Up")
 1992 Beggars Banquet: The Video Collection (Video) (performer: "Cuts You Up") / (writer: "Cuts You Up")
 1992 You're So Close: The Sweetest Drop (Video) (performer: "Your So Close", "The Sweetest Drop")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "I've Got a Secret Miniature Camera") / (writer: "I've Got a Secret Miniature Camera")
 1980 The Grid (Short) (performer: "Subnahallah") / (writer: "Subnahallah")
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I consider my music to be non-fashion-orientated...not restricted by the time and the fashion and the musical environment of that particular year that it was released. It has a much longer, lasting effect. And so all my albums can be listened to in any given sequence and not necessarily sound as if they belong to a certain period. See more »


Lead singer of 80s goth rock group 'Bauhaus'. See more »

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