Blue Öyster Cult
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Classic / Rock // By AJ / 9 June, 2012
It had been a while since I’d heard this classic, and prior to that, the version that most stuck in my head was a version Elliott Smith did live. However, thanks to the early Peter Jackson film The Frighteners (a most excellent film), I stumbled on a cover version of the song (performed by The Mutton Birds), before landing upon the superior original. Contrary to popular belief, the song isn’t about a suicide pact, but eternal love instead. Aww! However, I’m sure you’re allowed to interpret as you wish, so be my guest.