Who is Brilburn Logue?
"Mask", the second full-length album by Bauhaus, bears the following cryptic message in its macabre gatefold (inside the booklet, in the CD version):
This is for when the radio is broken and crackles like uranium orchids
This is for when the fohn-wind rattles the telegraph wires like a handful of bones
This is for when dream ambulances skitter through the streets at midnight
This is for when you get caught in a sleep-riot and the sky is out of order
This is for when your sex is full of voodoo
This is for when your clothes are imaginary
This is for when your flesh creeps and never comes back
- Brilburn Logue 1981
And who is Brilburn Logue, you ask? Some hoary surrealist poet whose early work influenced the proto-goth band? An unknown painter of post-modern nightmares, boldly attempting to explain his works in print? Actually "Brilburn" is better known as Alan Moore, Swamp Thing revisionist extraordinaire and killer of Robins. Mr. Moore has worked with Bauhaus and its individual members several times, and can be heard speaking the introduction to their "Satori in Paris" EP.
Moore also has a history of working under pseudonyms. He has been Brilburn Logue, Curt Vile, Kurt Vile, Jill de Ray, and of course, the well-known Translucia Baboon. Seriously.
Note that, as far as I can determine, the "Mask" message is the only work ever published under the name Brilburn Logue.