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
Studio321, New York City
Genre
Length3:54
LabelGeffen
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.

Reception[edit]

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.[4] 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'.[5]

Music video[edit]

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.[6]

Releases[edit]

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[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock[7] 26
RIANZ Singles Chart [8] 47

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Kyle (April 9, 2015). "White Zombie's 'Astro-Creep 2000': 20 years of love and destruction". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Krovatin, Chris (March 31, 2020). "How White Zombie's La Sexorcisto Gave The '90s The Metal It Secretly Craved". Kerrang!. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  3. ^ "Album Pick of the Week". WSVNRadio (1113). WSVN. August 24, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "White Zombie Interview". The Gauntlet. November 20, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "40 Greatest Metal Songs Ever". VH1. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "RockNet Interviews Rob Zombie of White Zombie". RockNet. Archived from the original on February 29, 2000. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  7. ^ Billboard.com single charts for White Zombie
  8. ^ austriancharts.at charts.org.nz, New Zealand charts for White Zombie