Monday, October 13, 2008

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead (Single)

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a gothic rock song written by the band Bauhaus. The song was the band's first single, released in August 1979, which is often considered to be the first gothic rock record released.[1] It did not enter the UK pop charts, but remained on sale for many years thereafter. The b-side features the song "Boys" and some versions also include an early demo recording of what would be their next single, "Dark Entries." Due to licensing restrictions, the original version of the title track was not made available on any other format until the 1998 album, Crackle - The Best of Bauhaus. The song is over nine minutes in length and was recorded "live in the studio" in a single take. David J, the band's bassist, claims on his website to have written the lyrics. By far their most famous work, its minimalist, free-form nature evoked a mixture of The Doors, early Pink Floyd and experimental Krautrock bands such as Can and Neu! The singing does not start (in the studio version) until several minutes into the track. The distinctive guitar sound was achieved by using partial barre chords and allowing the top E and B strings open, adding to the drone-like quality of the song.

Tracks
.. bela lugosi's dead
.. boys

Details
.. Year: 1979
.. Label: n/a
.. Country: England
.. Bitrate: 320 kbps
.. BUY ME: www.bauhausmusik.com/
.. Home-Page: www.bauhausmusik.com/

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