It’s been a busy few months for David J: The former Bauhaus and Love and Rockets bassist recorded a creepy new version of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and is putting together a new fan-funded album called An Eclipse of Ships. Add to that a new role as bassist and producer for the band Stellarum, with which he’s just recorded a slow-burning cover of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.”
The bassist writes on Facebook that he initially “came on board as producer on this project and ended up joining the band! Very glad to be a part of something so special.”
The group also features Joseph Seuferling (Telek Degenerac, JZAR), Marc Tweed (The Family Curse, The Hearers) and Susan Dumett (Vox Vespertinus, Luminosas), and, in addition to releasing the Blondie cover, says a full album of original material is “coming soon.”
Below, check out Stellarum’s cover of “Heart of Glass.”
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- Bauhaus’ David J turns to Kickstarter to fund new solo album ‘An Eclipse of Ships’
- Stream: Bauhaus’ David J with Jill Tracy, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Undead is Forever)’
- Daniel Ash box set, expanded reissue of David J debut due from Cherry Red next month
- Q&A: Bauhaus’ David J on his ‘accidental’ concept album ‘Not Long For This World’
- David J to release new solo album, play with Love and Rockets tribute band
Not as bad as George Michael’s cover of NO’s True Faith,but in the same vein. Too bad because she has a great voice.
Kinda took the fun out of the original, didn’t they?
Coming soon to a Starbucks near you!
dreamy, glad you didn’t try to copy the original, because we all know Blondie is a durable illusion. Good work!!
Make it stop!
I think its cool
It’s fun to guess commenters age based on their comments. Anyone who loves Bauhaus & Blondie, circa “Heart of Glass”… is under 40. It’s pretty rare to find someone older who like both. I’m 50 and I couldn’t stand Blondie in the day–MTV “new Wave” crap. Now… cute bubblegum, like The Monkees, sans Neil Diamond.