Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy

  • First Appearance: February 10, 1990
  • Weeks on the Chart: 7
  • Album: Deep
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? No.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? Yes, at least I think so.

For a song that was apparently popular for two solid months, I’d have expected to at least have had the slightest memory of the name of the artist. It rang exactly no bells.

Upon hearing the song, it sounded incredibly familiar, in that generic 90s Brit Rock kinda way. Peter Murphy was in Bauhaus (along with another artist we’ll be seeing later), so it’s possible that I really haven’t heard this song, but the underlying influence was so widespread that it sounds like a lot of things I have.

This is the first album in the project that I didn’t really click with in any meaningful way. There’s nothing off-putting about it, but it didn’t draw me in like Book of Days or Automatic. It did make me want to go back and listen to more Bauhaus.