Song of the Month: Chvrches, Bella Lugosi’s Dead

For October, I feel obligated to post something “spooky” for my Song of the Month. Not a lot that I listen to fits that bill, but I settled on Chvrches’ cover of Bauhaus’ iconic goth anthem Bella Lugosi’s Dead.

This was recorded for the soundtrack of a movie called “Vampire Academy.” I have not seen it, and I have no plans to.

Now, if you’re a fan of the original song, you may not enjoy this version. It is, to put it mildly, a lot different. Last I checked the YouTube comments section pretty much wanted to crucify Chvrches for doing this.

I can understand not liking the cover, especially as it is such a departure from the original. I’m a massive Chvrches fanboy, so I enjoy it, but I can see how it might not be for everyone. I don’t understand people who are offended by covers like this existing, though. It’s not like it’s replacing the original. Don’t like it, don’t listen to it.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Month: Chvrches, Bella Lugosi’s Dead

  1. Now that’s a proper cover! It’s up there with Nouvelle Vague’s bossa nova version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. I love covers that dismantle the original and this one’s barely recognizeable as the same song. I’m not surprised there was hate – goths famously have no sense of humor.

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