The story behind this song is a little embarrassing and a little strange. Apparently, Blue Oyster Cult had a big song called "Don't Fear the Reaper" back in the 1970s. I had never heard of the song until the Van She cover was posted at Too Many Sebastians. Shortly after hearing the Van She version, I heard the BOC original version playing loudly at Comic Relief in Berkeley, California. Weird. Even weirder is this story:
A while back we posted a radio rip of the new Van She track '(Don't Fear) The Reaper' it's a cover of a Blue Oyster Cult track, we didn't know this, a reader pointed that out to us, that very same day we heard the original in the movie 'Halloween'. Spooky?
I included Van She's "Don't Fear the Reaper" on the first Deschamps mix, but that was a radio rip from the Australian Triple J radio show. The final version is now available:
Van She - Don't Fear the Reaper