The ever-amazing Hope & Social have this year embarked on a series of collaborative cover versions, known as Crypt Covers. The deal is simple yet challenging.  Hope & Social choose their musical comrade for each cover, and you suggest songs you think  should be covered. The winning song is ultimately selected and recorded all in one day.  We were chuffed to bits when Hope & Social asked us to partner them for Crypt Covers no.6. The results of the 5 Crypt Covers before ours were staggeringly good.  Ellen & The Escapades, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Chris Helme and Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six have all in turn visited The Crypt for a day, and knocked out terrific performances.

Crypt Covers - and the winning song is Ghostbusters

Simon and Sam K react to the wheel choosing Ghostbusters

On Wednesday 31st October we amassed with Hope & Social.  Drawing up the shortlist was a challenge in itself.  There had been some wonderful suggestions come in, mostly via Twitter.  What with it being Halloween, there were a number of ghoulish suggestions among them.  And it could have been predicted that the wheel stopped on Ghostbusters.  It has to be said that our initial reactions to our task were mixed.  But, as it turns out, I don’t think any of us would have wanted it any other way.  Everything Hope & Social do is informed by their motto, Have Fun Make Art.  That is certainly the case with their Crypt Covers.

The recording was complete by midnight, and and within 48 hours the ultra-efficient and skilled Shot By Sodium film team had put the resulting video online.  You watch it here.  Enjoy.  We did.

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