Friday, April 3, 2015
Friday Night Videos: Vampire Songs
The 90s began with me playing AD&D2nd ed and mostly Ravenloft. The 90s ended with me, presumably searing off D&D forever in favor of C.J. Carella's WitchCraft RPG.
In between those two times I played Chill 2nd Ed, Mage the Ascension and of course the most 90s of all 90s angst filled games,
Vampire the Masquerade.
If there ever was a "vampire band" it was Bauhaus. No band was Gothier and Bela Lugosi's Dead is almost self-parody. I am sure there were tons of Vampire the Masquerade that looked just like Peter Murphy.
No else one "got" the whole vampire vibe better than Concrete Blonde.
From the album of the same name Bloodletting was a bloody valentine to Anne Rice.
Another love letter to Anne Rice is Sting's Moon Over Bourbon Street.
Blue Öyster Cult was a huge influence on I think a lot of people's early gaming.
No angsty vampire or Victorian sex symbol. This is Nosferatu.
And let us not easily forget "Anne Rice's Dracula", I mean Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula from 1992.
Next week some more vampire songs!