Holy Ghost Doesn’t Fear the Reaper.

December 17, 2009 by


Holy Ghost! did a pretty cool remix of the new Van She cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper. Unlike the original, pregnancy which has a lot of layered synth sounds, see the Holy Ghost version is pretty minimal. This is what Alex from Holy Ghost had to say about it on Myspace.

While we were on tour last spring we got asked to do a remix of Van She’s cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” (A remix of a cover, disease how post-modern.) The deadline was really tight though, so the only way we could do it is if we rented a studio in Paris and worked there for the 5 days we had off. Luckily, we found a place we could work on such short notice.

We didn’t have ANY of our usual gear with us (let alone our hard drive!), so we built this thing on foreign equipment: old ludwig kit, roland jupiter 6, fender bass, roland sbf 325 stereo flanger, percussion, old upright piano, and of course, a space echo.

In the end it worked out….I think.

Happy Holidays Y’all,


Pretty cool I think!

Van She – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper [HOLY GHOST’S B-LIVE MIX]


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One Comment

  1. katie says:

    i got realllly excited wen i read the name, then i was sad cause it needs to be way more epic than that to make up for the fact the blue oyster cult did it WAYYYY better even without the music technology of today. i think i should redo it. YEAAAAAAAA

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