David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets) Publishes Memoir


No stone unturned!

By Blurt StaffDavid J Book

David J (who appeared at our SXSW day party this year and also released a superb new album, An Eclipse of Ships) will leave the record bins and arrive on bookshelves come Oct. 15: that’s when Jawbone Press publishes his “Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction” memoir. According to Slicing Up Eyeballs, it’s “a no-holds-barred account of (Bauhaus’) rapid rise to fame and glory in the late ’70s, their sudden dissolution in the ’80s, and their subsequent — and often strained — reunions” that includes his early band and presumably stories about his subsequent combo, Love & Rockets, his solo career and even his “exploration of the occult.”

Slicing Up Eyeballs also posted an excerpt that David J had on his Facebook page; involving Ian Curtis and Joy Division, about which he writes, of an encounter after a Bauhaus show: “On one of those rainy Soho nights, we were visited by an icon of this as-yet-unnamed melancholic subculture when Ian Curtis appeared at the end of a set during which a wild and abandoned Murphy had laid waste to a wall of mirrors. We had always felt that there was a sympathetic resonance between Joy Division and us. The tall, gangly singer told us that he had come with Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, who had apparently left after the first number as he strongly objected to bands that wore makeup.”


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