Darkwave Battle Royale – Peter Murphy vs. Gary Numan
Friday, December 4th, I went out to The Phantasy in Lakewood, OH once again for the latest installment of 9 of Clubs reunion night.
Three great DJ’s spinning a time warp vortex of the best ’80s and ’90s Goth, Industrial, House, New Wave, and Darkwave music out there. Lots of Joy Division, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, Front 242, and more.
It was by far the absolute best reunion night yet with music and attendance. I danced so much, I was sore the next day. Definitely not complaining!
There was one tiny problem though – not enough Bauhaus, Tubeway Army, Peter Murphy, or Gary Numan.
Peter and Gary are the quintessential Godfathers of Goth (or if you prefer, Goth-Fathers) with their hauntingly melodic music, lyrics that cut into your soul, and of course their sensually hypnotic voices.
I think a double-bill of Peter Murphy and Gary Numan would be the ultimate Goth concert – you know, like the whole Billy Joel and Elton John combo concerts are for rock. Just imagine the musical magic Peter and Gary would perform on stage together!
Until that happens, I guess an alternating mixtape playlist of these two amazingly talented and timeless artists will have to suffice.
This playlist starts out with tunes from their original bands, then goes right into their solo work – which, in my opinion, is their best work.
This is the perfect playlist to stir and stoke the creative fires buried deep inside and bring them blazing to life.
As with most of my playlists, this could go on for days on end with song selections, but I limited it to 30 of their best solo songs. I hope you enjoy this 62 song playlist as much as I did creating it.
Peter Murphy vs. Gary Numan
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- Kick In The Eye – Bauhaus
- Are Friends Electric – Tubeway Army
- Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
- I Dream of Wires – Gary Numan
- Hang Up – Peter Murphy
- I Am Dust – Gary Numan
- A Strange Kind of Love – Peter Murphy
- Ancients – Gary Numan
- All Night Long – Peter Murphy
- Listen to My Voice – Gary Numan
- The Scarlet Thing in You – Peter Murphy
- Haunted – Gary Numan
- I’ll Fall With Your Knife – Peter Murphy
- Love Hurt Bleed – Gary Numan
- Indigo Eyes – Peter Murphy
- Down in The Park – Gary Numan
- Seesaw Sway – Peter Murphy
- Walking With Shadows – Gary Numan
- Huuvola – Peter Murphy
- The Fall – Gary Numan
- Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem – Peter Murphy
- Cars – Gary Numan
- I Spit Roses – Peter Murphy
- Seed of a Lie – Gary Numan
- Fake Sparkle or Golden Dust? – Peter Murphy
- I Die, You Die – Gary Numan
- Never Fall Out – Peter Murphy
- Call Out The Dogs – Gary Numan
- Dream Gone By – Peter Murphy
- Splinter – Gary Numan
- Hit Song – Peter Murphy
- Dark – Gary Numan
- Eliza – Peter Murphy
- Dead Heaven – Gary Numan
- Our Secret – Peter Murphy
- Slave – Gary Numan
- Final Solution – Peter Murphy
- Warriors – Gary Numan
- Keep Me From Harm – Peter Murphy
- Music For Chameleons – Gary Numan
- My Last Two Weeks – Peter Murphy
- Absolution – Gary Numan
- Time Has Nothing To Do With It – Peter Murphy
- One Perfect Lie – Gary Numan
- Crystal Wrists – Peter Murphy
- This Wreckage – Gary Numan
- Idle Flow – Peter Murphy
- Halo – Gary Numan
- Your Face – Peter Murphy
- Dominion Day – Gary Numan
- You’re So Close – Peter Murphy
- M.E. – Gary Numan
- Creme de la Creme – Peter Murphy
- Before You Hate It – Gary Numan
- Mercy Rain – Peter Murphy
- A Subway Called “You” – Gary Numan
- Seven Veils – Peter Murphy
- My Breathing – Gary Numan
- Let Me Love You – Peter Murphy
- War Songs – Gary Numan
- Things To Remember – Peter Murphy
- The Machman – Gary Numan