The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp adaptation of Dark Shadows didn’t have a great weekend. It opened to $29 million in its first weekend — more money than any of us will ever see in our lifetimes, but nowhere near as much as The Avengers pulled in. By most accounts, The Avengers is the better movie, too. But one area where Dark Shadows wins is its soundtrack. The Avengers has a bunch of nu-metal and grunge leftovers, headlined by a decent-enough Soundgarden reunion track over the end credits. Dark Shadows, meanwhile, has a Danny Elfman score, an Alice Cooper cameo, and Iggy Pop and T. Rex tracks. And over its end credits, it also has the Killers, who haven’t been doing much lately, covering the Raspberries’ 1972 nugget “Go All The Way.”) Listen to their version below.
The Dark Shadows soundtrack is out now on WaterTower Music, but this Killers track doesn’t appear on it, which is probably why the audio quality on the YouTube above is so muddy.