Meta Synth: Listen to Tangerine Dream Cover the 'Stranger Things' Theme

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Netflix's Stranger Things took over American pop culture this summer, thanks to its genuinely creepy, sci fi-meets-horror storyline, as well as its unabashed love for '80s movies and music. The show's creators love the synth-heavy soundtracks so much they enlisted Austin, Texas's S U R V I V E to write a theme song that paid tribute to masters of the genre, such as John Carpenter, Vangelis and others.

Now one of those synth bands is returning the favor and paying tribute to the show: Tangerine Dream, the German synth geniuses whose "Love On A Real Train" was the theme of one of the most iconic '80s movies, the 1983 Tom Cruise-as-a-high-school-pimp vehicle Risky Business (though the movie is much more known for a Bob Seger earworm and Cruise dancing in his underwear).

Could it be that the band wanted say thank you for Stranger Things using the Tangerine Dream song "Exit" in Episode 6 of the first season? Regardless, Germany's electronic heroes knocked it out of the park; we're guessing the guys from S U R V I V E are pinching themselves.