Jun 182015

Despite the initial apprehension towards the reboot of iconic horror flick Poltergeist, there is at least one aspect well worth rejoicing over: Austin-based rock group Spoon taking on The Cramps‘ classic punk boogie tune “TV Set,” off of their seminal 1980 debut Songs The Lord Taught Us. 

Spoon tackles the deranged psychobilly staple and offers a fairly straight forward rendition, with frontman Britt Daniels easing into the role of the late Lux Interior, delivering a panicked vocal performance amidst the frantic 12-bar blues pattern, screeching guitars, and infectious stomping rhythms.

Whether or not the remake is worth the watch, one thing’s clear: This faithful take on the frenzied ’80s classic – set to appear on the official soundtrack of the recently rebooted film – isn’t something to miss out on. Listen down below.

Check out Spoon here.

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