David J discusses his new book, WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT?
in two videos for Reviewer TV
Post-punk/goth bassist, DJ and artist David J (David John Haskins) is out and about now promoting his big gnarly memoir, WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT?, from Jawbone Press in London.
In the top video David sat down with Rob at Reviewer TV for a moment to sip wine and discuss his new literary accomplishment before his reading at Ducky Waddles Emporium bookstore in Encinitas. Originally from Northampton, above London, England, David J is the attributed with penning the nine-minute long Bauhaus track “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” which is said to be the first song of the gothic music scene/movement. His later band, Love And Rockets, had a 1989 hit single*, “So Alive”, which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
David J and the Bauhaus Logo Controversy
In the bottom video David J Haskins, talks about the punk aspect of the way they did business back then and how the band basically stole the names “Bauhaus” and “Love And Rockets” (as well as the Weimar Republic official Bauhaus logo) from their original owners, who eventually came calling to find out who these usurpers were. It’s an interesting bit of pop history that Haskins says he goes more in depth into in his book. But we get a visual preview here.
*Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 381. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4.
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