“In the mid-‘90s, the band Entombed did a cover of Night Of The Vampire, so that was my introduction to Roky Erickson. Over the years, I would find his records and check them out, and I became a fan. In Scandinavia, he’s always been recognized in the underground scene, but I think it’s fair to say that this happened after the Entombed cover.
“The song screamed ‘cover material,’ what with the title, of course. We added that final sort of chorus that levitated our version a bit; that said, of all the covers we’ve done, this might be the one that we changed the least. I like the REM-like pop sensibility that we put on it – it makes the song fly. It’s not a rough, rowdy garage-rock version; there’s a lighter touch to it. We straightened it out from the original and broadened the melodic language.”