This song opens Cage The Elephant's third album Melophobia
with a wash of David Bowie influenced fuzz-tone guitar. Axeman Brad Shultz told MusicRadar.com
: "I wasn't being influenced during the writing or recording of 'Spiderhead.' Matt (Shultz, vocals) has been getting into Bowie, so that could be there maybe, although I can't speak for him. As for myself, I just wanted to write a riff that I really loved. But that was the hardest thing – trying to dream up that one thing that I could be honestly excited about."