Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peter Murphy - 'Cuts You Up'

In 1990, Bauhaus lead singer, Peter Murphy, released his third solo disc, Deep.  Unlike his previous two solo albums, Deep was thrust into the Billboard charts due to the surprise success of its key single, 'Cuts You Up.'  Indeed, 'Cuts You Up' spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard modern rock charts in America.

'Cuts You Up' is one of my favorite alt rock tracks from the nineties.  It is a strategic pairing of R.E.M.-jangle pop with the glam antics of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust.

Watch the video for 'Cuts You Up' below:

(As an added bonus, check out the video at the 1:09 mark.  Gotta love the deliberate head shake from shadow to light).

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