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Shadow Reichenstein
Bella Was a Junkie (self-released)

By: DJ Kreepy Krawly of Club Illuminati

Bella Was a Junkie is Shadow Reichenstein 2003 which is a three song single.

Shadow Reichenstein is a Death-Rock/Psycho-billy band from Dallas, TX consisting of Shadow (vocals), Jimbo Nostrathomas (lead guitar), Robert "Chili" Galvano (bass guitar), Mark "Bake" Baker (drums).

This quite affordable album opens with "Borgo Pass/Dracula" consisting of short clipping of movie sound bites from the movie Dracula, kicking into sharp-witted lyrics monsters and and mayhem all set to a high-power punk beat.

The title track is another shining example of death-rock/psycho-billy at it's finest from this Ghoul rock band. Smart lyrics portray Hollywood's classic actor Bella Lugosi living the monstrous life of a type casted, fading actor addicted to morphine.

Recommended for fans of punk bands such as The Dammed, or of death-rock band such as The Brick Bats. And for Psycho-billy fans of Frankenstein.

RANKING: 4.5 out of a possible 5

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