Blakula/Permanent Midnight

Perusing the shelves of Rough Trade East yesterday, I judged this album by its cover and took it home with me!

Legend has it Blakula is a reanimated Haitian vampire let loose on the streets of New York (via Transylvania) sometime in 1977. What follows on ‘Permanent Midnight’ is the drug-addled soundtrack to his escapades through Studio 54 with Vanessa Del Rio, Andy Warhol, Joe Dallesandro, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Lynch, Jean Michel Basquiat and more…

Blakula – Vampire State Building

We can thank Romans Andrea Bellantani and Marco Maccari, aka The Diaphanoids for this cinematic psychedelic disco trip. This time they’ve drawn inspiration from 60’s and 70’s Italian ‘Giallo’ (Thriller) film soundtracks

Incidentally, here’s another amusing tune with the same name, from 70’s krautrocking Germans, Alcatraz

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