|"Thunder Kiss '65"|
|Single by White Zombie|
|from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One|
|B-side||"Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag"|
|Studio||321, New York City|
|White Zombie singles chronology|
|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.
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.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'.
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.
First single track listing (1992)
Second single track listing (1993)
|US Mainstream Rock||26|
|RIANZ Singles Chart||47|
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