Published May 19, 2015Going by the original Poltergeist film and the trailers for its upcoming reboot, there's perhaps no image more frightening or iconic in the series than an eerily static-streaming television. With that in mind, Austin rock vets Spoon are playing things a bit on the nose by contributing a cover of ghoulish garage greats the Cramps' equally classic "TV Set" to this latest film's soundtrack.
It's a fairly straight-forward rendition of the Songs the Lord Taught Us number, with Spoon likewise trafficking in panicked, 12-bar blues patterns. Though Britt Daniel's vocals tend to land extra cool, the cover has him tapping into the zaniness of the late Lux Interior with a ticklish collection of yelps and cries. It's fitting that it plays a little crazy, considering it has a line or two about lopping off someone's dome and placing it on top of a 40-inch Toshiba
You can stream the song down below, or pick it up over on iTunes. You can hear the song in a movie theatre setting once Poltergeist hits North American screens on Friday (May 22).