Dracula/The Rose

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"Dracula/The Rose"
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Single by Claw Boys Claw
from the album Hitkillers
B-side "The Rose"
Released 1989
Format 7" single, CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Rock and roll
Label Megadisc
Writer(s) B. Bouber
Producer(s) Allard Jolles/Claw Boys Claw

"Dracula"/"The Rose" is a 7" single (Megadisc MD 5270[1]) by Dutch rock and roll band Claw Boys Claw. "Dracula" had earlier been released on the Hitkillers album, a collection of covers of Dutch hits from the 1960s and 1970s.[2] The B-side, "The Rose," was recorded in 1988 but never released. On 25 March 1989, "Dracula" reached #85 on the Dutch charts, where it spent a total of 4 weeks.[3]

The two songs were also issued as a CD single (Megadisc MDC 5270[1]) with a number of bonus tracks. These nine songs, most of which covers, were recorded on October 6, 1986 (on sleeve incorrectly listed as June 10, 1986),[1] when the Claw Boys Claw, operating under the name "The Hipcats," opened for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in Vredenburg, Utrecht.[2][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dracula" (B. Bouber) 3:16
2. "The Rose" (P. Te Bos/B. Rossini/J. Cameron/M. Schrader) 2:22
3. "Down in the Boondocks" (J. South) 3:09
4. "Groupy Girl" (T.J. White) 3:28
5. "Angel of the Morning" (C. Taylor) 3:26
6. "Born to Wander" (T. Baird) 3:43
7. "Come Together" (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) 3:37
8. "Return of the Phantom Shark" (P. Te Bos/B. Rossini/J. Cameron/M. Schrader) 4:58
9. "Sunset 'B" (P. Te Bos/B. Rossini/J. Cameron/M. Schrader) 4:23
10. "I'm Eighteen" (M. Bruce/A. Cooper/D. Dunaway/N. Smith/G. Buxton) 2:44
11. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (R. Orbison/G. Dees) 3:21


  • John Cameron - guitar
  • Pete TeBos - vocals
  • Bobbio Rossini - bass
  • Marius Schrader - drums
  • Allard Jolles - producer (tracks 1 and 2)
  • Frank van der Weij - engineer (track 1)
  • Michiel Jansen - engineer (track 2)
  • Herman Geerling - engineer (tracks 3-11)


  • Track 1 recorded at Orkater Studios, Amsterdam, 1988; mixed at Zeezicht Studios
  • Track 2 recorded and mixed at SPN Studios, Amsterdam, 1988
  • Tracks 3 through 11 recorded at Vredenburg, Utrecht, October 6, 1986 (on sleeve incorrectly listed as June 10, 1986)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Potze, Ger (2008-06-14). "Claw Boys Claw Illustrated Discography". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Claw Boys Claw: Biografie". Popinstituut Encyclopedie. Muziek Centrum Nederland. Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Claw Boys Claw - Dracula". Dutchcharts.nl. GfK. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Claw Boys Claw: Discografie (singles)". Popinstituut Encyclopedie. Muziek Centrum Nederland. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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