Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Run fast, don't stand in the sun.

What We Do in the Shadows is not only one of the funniest movies of 2015 and probably the funniest vampire movie of all time, it also features one of the best theme songs of the year: "You're Dead" by Norma Tanega.

The song appeared on Tanega's 1966 debut album Walkin' My Cat Named Dog, around the same time she was in a relationship with Dusty Springfield and writing lyrics for many of Springfield's songs. That must've been one entertaining household! Tanega's solo career failed to take off, however, and in the 70s she became a percussionist. She still makes world music albums, but with the success of What We Do in the Shadows, her early folk/pop work is finally getting some of the attention it deserves.


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