And Now, Bauhaus' 'Bela Lugosi's Dead', the 9 Hour Version


The Bauhaus song Bela Lugosi's Dead is the perennial anthem of goth vampire culture. It is not just the song itself, or the reference to the famous Hollywood vampire (creepy in his own right) it is, I belive, it's initial use in the intro to the Hunger. At no point before or since that movie have vampires and sex seemed more connected to one another. (For those of you who haven't seen it Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as vampires ... enough said.)

Now someone has taken the song, which was already 6-9 minutes (depending on the version) and stretched it out to a mind boggling 9 hours. I suppose that is one way of listening to the same song all day without putting it on repeat. The result, however, is nothing like the original really.

Marc Campbell at Dangerous Minds, by whose good graces I know about this, described it as "The last sound a subway train hears before it dies", among other things.

Anyway, here (if you're interested) is the 9 hour version of Bela Lugosi's Dead and, because I couldn't resist - the Hunger (all of it) via YouTube.

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