Thursday, October 27, 2005

Don't Shoot Me

I'm gonna blow a lot of street cred here, but....

I had Smallville on the tube while doing other things. I know, but this season they are beginning to seriously try to tie the series into the comic mythology. It's fun to watch sometimes.

This was a Hallowe'en themed episode as Lana becomes a vampire and tries to turn Clark/Superman. But the real kick was during the big climax at the end when they played nearly the entirety of Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead" as the soundtrack! Ahh, sublime. Cliche Hallowe'en song, I know, but still a great song. Brittle and crystalline, but also dramatic, compelling and a haunting tune.

If you already like that song, it's well worth your time to find the live cover version by a mid-80's San Francisco band called Until December. Seemingly recorded in a dank basement, it's a very reverent version but with some slightly more creepy atmospherics.

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