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BauhausBela Lugosi's Dead

Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


This Side
ABela Lugosi's Dead
Other Side
B2Untitled [Dark Entries Demo]

Companies, etc.


  • Plated ByEG*


Dark Entries (demo) is not listed either on the picture sleeve or labels,
but it does appear on the record.
Has thin pic sleeve with fold-overs, opening to right

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Variant 1 Side A): S - 1 TEENY 2A EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Variant 1 Side B): S - 9 TEENY2B EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Variant 2 Side A): W-7 TEENY 2A EG 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Variant 2 Side B): W-5 TEENY2B EG 1

Other Versions (5 of 28)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Bela Lugosi's Dead (12", 45 RPM, Single, White vinyl 1st pressing)Small Wonder RecordsTEENY 2UK1979
Bela Lugosi's Dead (12", 45 RPM, Single, Repress, 2nd pressing)Small Wonder RecordsTEENY 2UK1979
Bela Lugosi's Dead (12", 45 RPM, Single, Repress)Small Wonder RecordsTEENY 2UK1980
Bela Lugosi's Dead (7", 45 RPM, Promo)MGM Records, United Artists RecordsR-7917US1983
Bela Lugosi's Dead (12", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Blue)Small Wonder RecordsTEENY 2UK1986


synonymous's profile picture
This is Goth's finest hour, the Ur-Goth record, so Goth it's not even funny. I mean, it *is* funny, but it's played dead straight, and on 12" sounds glorious - the sound design (for want of a better phrase) is genuinely cinematic, the bass and clattering rim shots simultaneously nodding to dub and to horror movies, but yielding to neither.

I bought a ton of Bauhaus on the back of this first release, but none of it really came close.
dazzitfc's profile picture
Edited one year ago
One Bauhaus song you will never grow tired of listening too, loved it as a 14 year old, loved seeing Bauhaus play it live (and Pete Murphy knocking the [email protected] out of an Ipswich punk for persistently pulling his mic lead at the UEA gig) and 41 years on still loving it....quality doesn't fade it just gets better.
AFM2019's profile picture
i have a pink copy here. sex "weeney a and weeney b " on the runout. I've had it for a long time so can't be fake. weird!!
jeir1968's profile picture
According to Amazon, a new version of Bela Lugosi's Dead is being released on November 23, 2018. It is called The Bela Sessions, and contains other tracks recorded at that time. Hopefully a Discogs description will be posted soon?
freakaz0id's profile picture
Edited 3 years ago
I have a jacket that I can't seem to identify the pressing for (it came with the wrong record inside). It's thick with a blank spine, has no flap at the top or bottom of the reverse side, and does not have any text on the back. I have checked every 12" listed here and none seem to match. Any ideas, anyone?
GoodNF's profile picture
OMG... only reviews about formats, pressings, colours and possible counterfeit here, but not a single one about the *content*...???

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the one record that ended a decade (the 1970s) and started another (the 1980s).
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the only recording I know that has the ability of cracks and noise caused by surface damage to become part of the composition, as such allowing the composition to "grow" every time you listen to it.
"Bela Lugosi's Dead" was the first composition that was tailor-made for the twelve inch format; neither can it be edited down reasonably to a single, nor can it fit between other songs into an album.

How much time does it take to enjoy "Bela Lugosi's Dead"? Ten minutes. That is 13 seconds to find the record, grab it, unsleeve it and put a needle to it; 9:37 for the composition itself and 10 seconds to complete the run-out groove and/or the return of the stylus.
How much time did the band need to compose "Bela Lugosi's Dead"? Ten minutes.
How much time of your life do you need to change the way you base your opinion about music forever? Ten minutes.

Sometimes, changing your life is only a matter of ten minutes.
amberper's profile picture
Unless I'm missing something , i seem to have a mispressed / mislabelled copy of this release , everything is 100% identical to the above release but label 'this side' is on the side with 2 tracks and the label 'other side' is on the title track side. Has anyone seen this before or is there a known listing to cater for this ?
djools121's profile picture
A thin outer sleeve that is too small for the inner sleeve. I hate that.
davedecay's profile picture
I have a release that matches this content (e.g. Dark Entries demo) but with dead wax info that matches the first press without the demo. plus some differences, as below:
Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Etched): TEENY 2A 1 EG LYN 8632
Matrix / Runout (Side B, Runout, Etched): TEENY 2-B C.P GERRY-O [stamped] TOWN HOUSE
Should this be a new entry?