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Vlad the Impaler on Wikipedia
"Vlad the Impaler"
Single by Kasabian
from the album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
B-side"Fast Fuse (Live At Sheffield Arena)", "Thick As Thieves (Live At Sheffield Arena)"
Released15 February 2010
FormatDigital Download
GenreElectronic Rock, Indie Rock
Length4:44
LabelRCA / Columbia
Writer(s)Sergio Pizzorno
ProducerDan the Automator
Kasabian singles chronology

"Vlad the Impaler" is the eighth song of Kasabian's album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It was released as a free download with an accompanying music video in March 2009. It was released as a single physically on 15 February 2010.

The lyric "Joker, meet you on the other side" is a tribute to the late Dark Knight actor Heath Ledger.[1] Often when performed live Tom Meighan changes this line to "Heath Ledger, meet you on the other side."

Track listing

  • Digital EP
  1. "Vlad The Impaler" - 4:41
  2. "Fast Fuse (Live At Sheffield Arena)" - 5:22
  • iTunes EP
  1. "Vlad The Impaler" - 4:41
  2. "Fast Fuse (Live At Sheffield Arena)" - 5:22
  3. "Thick As Thieves (Live At Sheffield Arena)" - 3:18

Music video

The initial video featured English comedian Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh acting as a vampire killer (Vlad the Impaler being the real name of the original Count Dracula) who goes on a wild killing spree killing two tennis players, a girl on a camping trip and a couple. This video was popular and received over two million views on YouTube.

A second music video was released in February 2010, it features live footage from their gig at The O2, Dublin in November of the previous year. Noel Fielding reprised his role as Vlad the Impaler at this live performance, as well as at several others.

Chart performance

It is the band's lowest charting single to date, peaking at #114 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] despite this the song received radio play time and is one of the bands most popular songs.

References

  1. ^ Vlad The Impaler Songfacts

External links

  • http://www.kasabian.co.uk/gb/music/releases/singles/vlad_the_impaler/


   

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