Artist: Norma Tanega Track: You’re Dead Album: Walking My Cat Named Dog Label: New Voice Records Year: 1966
I first heard this song as the theme to the hilarious New Zealand Vampire Comedy Mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, and I was floored. Of course I thought it was probably the work of some modern, indie singer-songwriter lady, but it turned out to be by former camp counsellor and erstwhile lover of Dusty Springfield, Norma Tanega.
Honestly, I had heard very little 60′s Folk music that had such beautiful darkness to it… the song just seemed to be thematically post 80′s. You would have thought that Norma Tanega would have been more likely to have been the girlfriend of Rennie Sparks rather than Dusty Springfield… but you, like I, would have been wrong.