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Feature Special SXSW 2009

Peter Murphy
@ Elysium, Austin (18th Mar. '09)

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 おそらく、これは偏見なんだろうが、アメリカにはどこかでUK色の強いバンドは「似合わない」という、奇妙な思いこみがあった。ビートルズやストーンズといった60年代のブリティッシュ・インヴェイジョンは遙か昔の話だから、それが強力なインパクトを与えたのを否定するつもりはない。が、その一方で、きわめてユニークなイギリス色を打ち出しながら、圧倒的な人気を誇っていたデヴィッド・ボウイが、それに見合う人気をアメリカで獲得するにはずいぶんと時間がかかったということも耳にしているのだ。

 さらに加えて、ハワイを除けば、アメリカで最南端にある州都がオースティンだ。そのイメージにポスト・パンク的なバンドがどうもしっくりこないというイメージがあったのだ。が、この撮影のためにできた列といったら... やたら長いのだ。しかも、彼らの会話に耳をそばだてていると、エコー&ザ・バニーメンあたりも想像を超えた人気があるようで、まずはそれに驚かされた。

 しかも、会場に入るとステージ前はまるで東京のラッシュ・アワー並にカメラマンでぎゅうぎゅう詰めで、パスも持っていないアマチュアっぽいカメラの放列も尋常ではない。どうやら、バウハウスからピーター・マーフィの人気は本物のようだ。

 その一方で、ステージではかなりどぎついMCが彼の口から飛び出してくる。

「ポスト・パンクだって? ふざけるんじゃないよ、それはけんかをふっかけられているようなものだよ」

 思いっきりの英国訛りで、話すかと思えば、ちょいと鼻を高くして、

「チケットが400ドルだって?(本人曰く)そんなのぼったくりだろう、商業主義まみれじゃないか」

 と、そんな具合だ。

 加えて、確かに顔はかつての鋭さを持つ、ピーター・マーフィーそのものなんだが、下腹部あたりがほっこりしているあたり、やはり時間の流れを感じざるを得ない。その昔、20年近く前に一度、彼とは会っているのだが、その年月は確実に彼にのしかかっている。

 それでも、ひとたび演奏が始まると、かつてと同じピーター・マーフィーがそこにいた。鋭くエッジの効いた、イギリスでしかあり得なかっただろうロックが会場を埋め尽くしたファンを包み込んでいくのがわかるのだ。

photos by hanasan

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The official site

Peter Murphy

http://www.petermurphy.info/

-->MySpace / iTunes

The latest album

Peter Murphy

"Unshattered"
(US import / iTunes)

DVD
Bauhaus

Peter Murphy

"Shadow of Light Archive"
(US import)


The best album
Bauhaus

Peter Murphy

"Crackle : Best of Bauhaus"
(国内盤 / US import)

previous works

The best album

Peter Murphy

"Wild Birds 1985-1995: The Best of the Beggars Banquet Years"
(国内盤 / US import)


"Dust" (US import / iTunes)
"Recall" (US import)
"Cascade " (US import)
"Holy Smoke" (US import / iTunes)
"Deep" (国内盤 / US import / iTunes)
"Love Hysteria" (US import / iTunes)
"Should the World Fail to Fall Apart " (US import / iTunes)


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previous works

button2009

buttonRuthie Foster (09/03/27 @ Tokyo Eat and Meets Cay)
buttonRuthie Foster (09/03/26 @ Yokohama Thumbs Up)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival + Conference (JPN | ENG) feat.Doug Sahm tribute feat. Shawn Sahm and Augie Meyers and Alejandro Escovedo, Easy Star All-Stars, Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves, Legendary Tiger Man, The, Roky Erickson with The Black Angels, Tony Joe White, Asa, Ruthie Foster, Monareta, Peter Murphy, Andy White, Ben Harper & Relentless7 Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Gary Clark Jr., Plouen Catximbes, Theart, Emeralds, The, Jimmy Webb and the Webb Brothers, Wayne Kramer (09/03/18 to 22nd in Austin, Texas)
buttonThe Plastic Day (09/02/28 @ Club FF, Seoul)
buttonGumx (09/02/28 @ Sang Sang Madang Live Hall, Seoul)
buttonKozy Ouchi : Kozy, you drink too much, buddy! (09/02/14 @ Sakuragi-Cho Borderline)
buttonClare & the Reasons (13th Feb. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonClare & the Reasons (5th Feb. @ Yokohama Thumb's Up)
buttonKotobuki (31st Jan. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonGlenn Tilbrook (10th Jan. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)

button2008

buttonBloodest Saxophone (6th Dec. @ Shinjuku Red Cloth)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra with David Murray (26th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonKaiser Chiefs (25th Nov. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonHoney Hall feat. Kaori Kawamura, Kayo Sakata, Mr.Pan & Lawdy & Toshimi Watanabe & Copa Salvo(22nd Nov. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonEthipoia National Cultural Troupe (2nd Nov. @ Takanawa Kumin Center)
buttonThee 50's High Teens (1st Nov. @ Shinjuku Jam)
buttonJustin Nozuka (27th Oct. @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonFanfare Ciocărlia (16th Oct. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAsagiri Jam - It's a beautiful day! feat. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (5th Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
buttonClub Ska 20th Anniversary with intro & overall photo document feat.The Skatalites, The Trojans, Oi-Skallmates, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (28th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonSka Cubano (24th Sept. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonDoberman (23rd Sept. @ Hattori Ryokuchi Koen)
buttonSoul Flower Union (23rd Sept. @ Osaka Big Cat)
buttonChris Murray Combo (15th Sept. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonnbsa+×÷2008 feat. Copa Salvo, Goma & Jungle Rhythm Section, Razoku, Keyco & Kokyou, Cro-Magnon, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (14th to 15th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra (13th Sept. @ Kisarazu Nakanoshima Koen)
buttonAsa (10th Sept. @ Shibuya O-East Exchange)
buttonSunset Live2008 feat. Black Bottom Brass Band, Doberman, Sun Paulo, Mongol 800, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Leyona, Keison, Seiko Ito & Pomeranians, Double Famous, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (5th to 7th Sept. @ Keya Beach, Itoshima)
buttonCool Wise Men with Eddie TanTan Thornton (15th Aug. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonYou Waki (8th Aug. @ Shinjuku Club Doctor)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2008 (27th to 29th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset) feat. Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Ethiopiques, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Manu Chao, Neil Diamond, Eddy Grant, Gilbert O'Sullivan
buttonPeace Music Festa! (from) Henoko 2008 (22nd Jun. @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do) feat. Kachimba4, KZ, Masao Teruya, Shaolong To The Sky, Kotobuki, Duty Free Shop. with Kakumaku Shaka, Donal Lunny with Kazutoki Umezu & Hiromi Kondo, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Soul Flower Union
buttonThe Slackers (17th Jun. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVic Ruggiero (16th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonKillswitch Engage & Thy Will Be Done (12th Jun. @ Shibuya O East)
buttonFumio Nunoya (7th Jun. @ Ogikubo Rooster)
buttonLove Camp 2008 feat. Oriental Lucy,The Plastic Day, Sagitta, Yukie Sato and more(31st May in Hong Chon, Kangwon-do)
buttonBanda Bassoti & Boikot (10th May @ Villaggio Globale, Rome)
buttonBerri Txarrak (3rd May @ Viňa Rock Festival, Villarrobledo)
buttonBanda Bassoti (2nd May @ Sala Heaven, Santander)
buttonBanda Bassoti (1st May @ Kottbusser Tor, Berlin)
buttonOki Dub Ainu Band (23rd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonMozaik (4th Apr. @ Kyoto Taku Taku)
buttonEdgar"Jones"Jones & The Joneses (3rd Apr. @ Nagoya Tokuzo)
buttonThe John Butler Trio (2nd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (30th Mar. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival feat. Alabama 3 (12th Mar. @ Latitude 30, Austin), Bonnie Bramlett (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Daryl Hall (12th Mar. @ Lone Star Lounge, Austin), Daniel Lanois (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Asylum Street Spankers(13th Mar. @ Esther's Follies, Austin), Billy Bragg (13th Mar. @ SESAC Day Stage Cafe, Austin), Body of War feat. Kimya Dawson, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, RX Bandits, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg(13th Mar. @ Stubb's, Austin), Old Man River (13th Mar. @ 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, Austin), YB (13th Mar. @ Burbon Rocks Patio, Austin), The BoDeans (14th Mar. @ Auditorium Shores Stage, Austin), The English Beat (14th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (14th Mar. @ Ninety Proof Lounge, Austin), Cherine Anderson(15th Mar. @ Flamingo Cantina, Austin), Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel with David Grissom, Stephen Bruton and Brannen Temple (15th Mar. @ Cedar Door, Austin), Was (Not Was) (15th Mar. @ La Zona Rosa, Austin)
buttonBroken Social Scene & Stars (26th Feb. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonBoikot (26th Feb. @ Shibuya Gig Antic)
buttonBoikot (23rd Feb. @ Maple House)
buttonBjörk (16th Feb. @ Olympic Hall, Seoul)
buttonDoberman (10th Feb. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonKotobuki (9th Feb. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonThe Afet Collective (8th Feb. @ Harajuku Studio Cafe)
buttonDachambo (26th Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)

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