Thunder Kiss '65

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"Thunder Kiss '65"
White Zombie Thunder Kiss 65 2.jpg
Single by White Zombie
from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One
B-side "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag"
Released1992 (1992)
RecordedMay 1991
Studio 321, New York City
Genre
Length3:54
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Andy Wallace
White Zombie singles chronology
"Thunder Kiss '65"
(1992)
"Black Sunshine"
(1992)
Music video
Thunder Kiss '65 at Youtube.com

"Thunder Kiss '65" is a song by White Zombie from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One (1992). The song was released as a single and was later included on compilations, such as Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future (2003) and The Best of Rob Zombie (2006). Actor's lines from the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! ("You're all shook up, aren't you baby?" and "I never try anything; I just do it. Wanna try me?") are included in the song.

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Reception

The single was released three times as a single before it gained the attention of Mike Judge and its video was aired on Beavis and Butt-head in 1993. [3] The popularity of the single resulted in White Zombie's first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance later that year. In May 2006, the song was ranked number 32 on VH1's list, '40 Greatest Metal Songs'. [4]

Music video

The support MTV provided by playing the "Thunder Kiss '65" music video increased the band's popularity greatly (especially after having been played during the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead on the episode "Yogurt's Cool"). The video was directed by Juliet Cuming and features the band playing the song out in a desert with dancers and monsters. According to Rob, it is the lowest budgeted music video released by the band. [5]

Releases

First single track listing (1992)

  1. "Thunder Kiss '65 (LP version)" - 3:54
  2. "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag (LP version)" - 6:21

Second single track listing (1993)

  1. "Thunder Kiss '65 (Finger on the Trigger remix)" - 6:19
  2. "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag (LP version)" - 6:21
  3. "Black Sunshine (Indestructible "Sock It to Me" Psycho-Head mix)" - 4:58
  4. "Thunder Kiss '65 (The Diabolical Ramrodder remix)" - 6:17

Charts

ChartPeak
position
US Mainstream Rock [6] 26
RIANZ Singles Chart [7] 47

Notes

  1. "Album Pick of the Week". WSVNRadio. WSVN. 24 August 2008.Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. Anderson, Kyle (April 10, 2015). "White Zombie's 'Astro-Creep 2000': 20 years of love and destruction". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  3. The Gauntlet interviews Sean Yseult; last accessed April 5, 2008.
  4. "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed September 10, 2006.
  5. RockNet Interviews Rob Zombie, cited September 25, 2009
  6. Billboard.com single charts for White Zombie
  7. austriancharts.at charts.org.nz, New Zealand charts for White Zombie

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