Here, have a musical interlude. I don’t know if this is a fine Monday, but I hope it’s a good one.
Love Song For A Vampire by Annie Lennox (from Interview w/The Vampire)
I’ve been an Annie Lennox fan since her first song, Sweet Dreams Are made of This, waaay back in the 80s. Now couple that face, and voice, with the visuals of Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1992, which is very possibly one of the most gorgeous vampire movies ever made. It’s been a long time since I watched this video. I’d forgotten it’s as romantic, and overwrought, as the movie.
Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus (from The Hunger)
This song was originally featured in the movie The Hunger from 1983. I would have been too young to see it when it was released, but I read the book when I was about 16 or 17, and it was the first time I’d ever encountered that whole lesbian vampire theme. Those of you who have not seen this movie will be very happy to know that, not only does the movie star David Bowie, but that it remains very faithful to the book, and takes its themes seriously.
Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge (from American Horror Story: Hotel)
This song heavily reminded me of Bauhaus’ Bela Lugosi song, which is probably why I like it, and the fact that it played on one of my favorite shows, American Horror Story, makes me a little biased.
Cry Little Sister (from the movie The Lost Boys)
I was seventeen when I saw this movie, the year it was released. I was total trash afterwards, (cuz I was just EXTRA back then. I’m an older, slightly less EXTRA version, now.). I think I told some guy it was the greatest vampire movie ever made. In my defense, the movie is still pretty damn good, and I had not yet been exposed to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or Interview with the Vampire, yet.
Of course, I bought (and still have) the soundtrack.
Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones (from Interview w/The Vampire)
I am aware that the original song was done by The Rolling Stones, and that the movie version was sung by Guns N Roses, but I like Motorhead a lot, and I got really excited when I found they’d done a cover of this song, which has always been a favorite of mine.
Moon Over Bourbon Street by Sting
Sting specifically wrote this song about Louis after reading Interview with the Vampire. I remember at some point he was in talks to star as in the movie version of The Vampire Lestat, which is a movie that still needs to be made, even though Queen of the Damned pretended to be some version of it.
My favorite version of this song is the Club version, which I love to listen to on my commute to work.