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6 Ratings: 4.3
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Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally Bauhaus 1919 before they dropped the numerical portion … see full wiki

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Bela Lugosi's Dead Lyrics

  • Oct 27, 2009
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Back in 1979, an English Goth band known as Bauhaus recorded this gem of a song "live in the studio" during one single take. Released in August of that year, " Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the band's first major single which would prove to be their most famous work. Over 9 minutes in length, Peter Murphy's vocals aren't heard until  the listener is almost three minutes into the song. With instant comparisons to The Doors or Pink Floyd, it was almost inevitable that the song was destined for many great things.

To this day, many movies & TV shows have utilized this song although most forms of media have either sampled the work or used a condensed version. Perhaps the greatest example that comes to mind when I think of Bauhaus' infamous sound would be the cult fave vampire film "The Hunger", which was a fairly big hit in the early eighties & still maintains it's cult following nearly 25 years after it's initial release.

There are many songs that should be played all month long during Shock-tober & are essentials on Halloween night. In fact, there are way to many to fill even a handful of blank discs if you were to make a CD for your Halloween party. However, very few really evoke the sadness of film aficionados everywhere who mourn the passing of Bela Lugosi or any great late actors who've contributed so much to the horror industry. Perhaps very few will ever really have such a moody atmosphere while paying tribute to one of the greatest actor's that ever graced the silver screen.

Note Of Trivia:  Bela Lugosi was, in fact, buried in his Dracula cape.

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi's dead
Undead undead undead
The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count
Bela Logosi's dead
Undead undead undead

Happy Halloween!!
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October 28, 2009
You guys are just rocking this song of week stuff! nice choice!
October 28, 2009
Thnks Woo! I'm ready for you to pick a song each week & give us your fantastic take on it. I could shoot a few requests your way but...I'm sure you've got plenty o' ideas to spare. ;-)
October 28, 2009
Awesome, I love Bauhaus! Interesting tidbit about Bela Lugosi, too!
October 28, 2009
Thnks! I thought about doing a blog or some sort of creative write-up for Bela himself but the topic is way too braod & of course time never seems to permit. Oh well, it was a fun idea & maybe I will re-visit that one some day. Did you also like Peter Murphy's solo work?
October 28, 2009
I LOVE THIS SONG. I got it awhile ago when I downloaded all the John Peel sets. It's a great track.
October 28, 2009
Thnks! I love this one too. Perhaps my favorite Bauhaus song of all time. Peter Murphy had some great solo material also.
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