Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire (1961)

From the sweetestpsychopath:


The Moontrekkers - Night Of The Vampire (1961)

The Moontrekkers’ “Night of the Vampire” was originally banned by the BBC because of its creepy sound effects that included a coffin opening and a bloodcurdling scream. Joe Meek, a legendary figure in the music world (his most famous work was The Tornados’ hit “Telstar” -1962) and a dabbler in the occult, produced “Night of the Vampire” six years before he shot both his landlady and himself dead on February 3, 1967, exactly eight years to the day after the death of Buddy Holly. Joe Meeks is said to have been obsessed with seances and Buddy Holly, and he was said to have left tape recorders in cemeteries to capture the sounds of the dead. Even if you don’t think “Night of the Vampire” is all that scary compared to modern vampire music, you have to admit the song’s history certainly increases its eeriness.
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