Tangerine Dream does Stranger Things

I love Netflix’s Stranger Things, as loving a modern-day recreation of 80s movies and TV shows as you could ever hope to imagine. Even the title sequence is brilliantly 80s.

I love Tangerine Dream – after all they did write the themes for a whole bunch of great 80s movies, such as Legend and Risky Business, as well as one of the best ever TV themes, Street Hawk*.

So what could be better than Tangerine Dream – whose song ‘Exit’ actually features in Stranger Things – coming up with variations of Stranger Things‘ soundtrack, originally composed by a band called Survive (or S U R V I V E, if you prefer), who are big fans of Tangerine Dream? Nothing, that’s what.

* It’s available as ‘Le Parc



  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.