Ok, enough fuddy-gothiness, but it is the last weekend before Halloween, so what better way to celebrate our impending doom than with three days of classic goth songs? First up is the band that started it all, with the song that started it all--"Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus.
Bauhaus formed in England in 1978, and their sound picked up the jagged pieces punk had left behind and added a hefty dose of gloom to them. Their slowed-down tempos, ominous synthesizers, and doleful lyrics set the mold for dozens of bands that followed their footsteps in the years after their 1983 break-up. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the band's first single, released in 1979, and is not only considered to be the first goth record ever released, but is still goth's greatest anthem. Raise your devil horns in salute \m/ \m/!!!