Subtitle Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction
‘Heroic and absurd, scurrilous and profound, Who Killed Mister Moonlight? charts the descent of four intelligent young men with faces like ruby-eyed dime-store skull rings into a glittering and very modern maelstrom. Fast, compelling, and disarmingly honest, this is an invaluable account of a strange and spectral cultural twilight era that we shall almost certainly never see again. Highly recommended.’ - Alan Moore
Beginning with the creation of Bauhaus’s seminal debut hit Bela Lugosi’s Dead, David J. Haskins offers a no-holds-barred account of his band’s rapid rise to fame and glory in the late '70s, their sudden dissolution in the '80s, and their subsequent - and often strained - reunions.
In between, he explores his work as a solo performer, and with acclaimed trio Love And Rockets - culminating in the devastating fire that ripped through the sessions for their 1996 album Sweet F.A. He also delves deep into his exploration of the occult, drawing together a diverse cast of supporting characters, including William S. Burroughs, Alan Moore, Genesis P-Orridge, and Rick Rubin.
Bristling with power and passion, music and magick, Who Killed Mister Moonlight? is a rock’n’roll memoir like no other.
This revised and updated edition adds an extensive Bauhaus timeline, plus a selection of rare photographs not included in the original book.