Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead - The Bela Session - 1979-1982 Goth Punk Rock Darkwave - Red/Black Vinyl - Sealed 5 Trk 12 EP + Poster

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Bauhaus – The Bela Session
 
 
 
Label: Leaving Records – LR150
Format:     
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Red/Black
Repress
Sleeve printed as the master tape box
Includes 20x28 poster
The Bela Session is a full release of Bauhaus‘ first studio session from January 26 1979.
The 2021 edition contains color vinyl, and a replica show poster from the band's April 1980 gig at Au Plan K in Brussels.
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was originally released by Small Wonder Records, 1979.
“Harry” was originally released by Beggars Banquet, 1982.
“Some Faces,” “Bite My Hip,” and “Boys (Original)” are previously unreleased.
Country: US
Released: Nov 2021
Genre: Rock
Style: Goth Rock, New Wave
 
 
 
This Side
A Bela Lugosi's Dead
 
Other Side
B1 Some Faces
B2 Bite My Hip
B3 Harry
B4 Boys (Original)
 
 
 
''Everyone knows “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” For decades, it has been a staple of dorm-room posters and knockoff T-shirts and Halloween mixtapes. It has been covered by Massive Attack, Sepultura, and even Chvrches. It is a metonym for goth. But the “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” that has become canonical is not the original “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” The best-known version—the one enshrined in the 1985 singles anthology, Bauhaus 1979-1983—comes from 1982’s Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape, a compendium of early live performances. For the 1998 greatest-hits collection Crackle, Beggars Banquet stitched together the “Tomb Raider Version” from outtakes and live recordings. The band never approved it and refers to it instead as the “Frankenstein version.”
 
What is it that makes “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” so enduring? There’s its dead-simple descending bassline; the too-bright guitars, flashing like mica and then rainbows; Peter Murphy's imagistic doggerel and bark-at-the-moon howl. And then there’s its subject, a B-movie actor made famous by his role in 1931’s Dracula but already dead for 22 years when Bauhaus set foot in the studio. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” isn’t really about Lugosi, but it wouldn’t have been the same without him, either. Invoking the actor’s name as synonymous with his roles, the song inherits his B-movie legacy and even the tabloid spectacle of his death. Lugosi was famously buried in a Dracula cape against his wishes; Bauhaus assumed that moth-eaten mantle.'' (Pitchfork)
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Condition New
Format EP
Color Red