Chvrches “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” Bauhaus Cover
After the commentary on their show at Metro Chicago, it should come as no surprise to you that we have a bit of a musical boner for Chvrches… but covering Bauhaus? Really? Are you fucking kidding?
Do you know how many people have covered Bauhaus well? That list is inversely correlated to the number of artists that cite Bauhaus as an influence. And yet, they delivered this:
It’s good. It’s really fucking good. It’s not as ominous and ethereal as the original, and yes, it does enough like t.A.T.u that a comparison is not out of the question. But none of those things rule it out from inclusion in a movie soundtrack about vampires, or from being considered a good cover. Because if it was the same fucking thing as the original you’d have no reason to listen to the classic. On that note: