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The X-Files Turns 25 Today - Revisit Spiritualized’s Cover of the Theme Song

The First Episode Premiered September 10, 1993

Sep 10, 2018
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The very first episode of The X-Files premiered 25 years ago today, on September 10, 1993. In honor of its anniversary we thought we'd revisit an interesting cover of Mark Snow's iconic theme to the show. Spiritualized might seem like an unlikely band to cover a TV theme song (the band have barely released any covers at all, although their debut single was a cover of The Troggs' "Anyway That You Want Me"), but their 2004 collection The Complete Works Volume Two included their interesting take "The X-Files Theme." Listen to it below.

The X-Files starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigated paranormal and supernatural cases the rest of the Bureau won't touch, with Mulder being spurred by the potential alien abduction of his sister when they were kids. The show was not an immediate ratings hit, but soon became a cultural phenomenon and in between seasons five and six, in 1998, a theatrical film (The X-Files: Fight the Future) was released. The show originally lasted for nine seasons, was followed by 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe movie and two reunion seasons in 2016 and 2018.

Spiritualized released a new album, And Nothing Hurt, last Friday (September 7) via Fat Possum (and Bella Union in the rest of the world). It was our Album of the Week.

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