Anyway, here's Peter, and although he's not cadaverously thin anymore; like a lot of aging goth stars his years of poor nutrition and lack of exercise have caught up with him, and he's sort of pudgy and unremarkable. But his voice is, if anything, better than ever. Oh, you can still hear every carton of cigarettes he's ever smoked, but with his single-malt voice, it works just fine. From the camera angle in this video you can see him working his throat to hit those stygian lows, and it's pretty remarkable. Even so, I'd walk right past him on the street and never recognize him. Anyway, here's one of my personal all-time favorite tunes, "A Strange Kind of Love".
I saw him live when he released "Cascade" - and here's a performance from back then; I've had this song "Scarlet Thing In You" stuck in my head for almost two weeks. why? I don't know, it's just how these things work, I suppose.