Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Bela Lugosi's Dead

Mrs. Hops discovered You Tube and found this video of the performance of Bela Lugosi by Trent Reznor, Peter Murphy and TV On The Radio played on the last episode of All You Need Is Hops. Peter Murphy definitely looks scarier when he's NOT in his onstage Vampire mode. Normal Peter Murphy just comes off as weird.

They also performed Dreams by TV On The Radio off their debut album (Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes) at that show which was just as cool:

You can see they only let a few people in there to see the show. But if you look closely (very closely) you can spot Hops. I think Mrs. Hops is lost in the crowd.


Derrick Smalls said...

I think Spinal Tap had a larger crowd when we played Jazz Odessey at the festival where we were had second billing behind the puppet show (we did have the larger dressing room though!). That being said, cool find. I wonder if I am in any videos on youtube?

Mrs Hops said...

Getting to see these performances before the concerts was a real treat and probably the number one reason to join the NIN fan club. We got in early for several shows, which is clutch if you are in the pit, and even if you are in seats the chance that you would get to see sound check or a special performance such as this one was worth it. We also sound the sound check at the MCI center show last November. Theres' nothing like being in a completely empty arena with about 50 other lucky fans watching one of your musical heros on stage. Pretty cool.

The Artist formerly known as Cheap Shot said...

Isn't calling Trent Reznor a 'musical hero' getting a little loose with the language?

/ducks and runs