Thunder Kiss '65

Infobox Single
Name = Thunder Kiss '65


Artist = White Zombie
from Album =
B-side = "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag"
Released = 1992-1993
Format = CD single, Vinyl
Recorded = May, 1991 at 321 Studios, New York City
Genre = Funk metal, Groove metal
Length = 3:30
Label = Geffen
Producer = Andy Wallace
Writer = Rob Zombie White Zombie
Chart position =
* # 14 U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks
Last single =
This single = "Thunder Kiss '65" (1992)
Next single = "Black Sunshine" (1992)Extra tracklisting
Album =
Type = studio
prev_track = "Knuckle Duster (Radio 1-A)"
prev_no = Track 2
this_track = "Thunder Kiss '65"
track_no = Track 3
next_track = "Black Sunshine"
next_no = Track 4
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"Thunder Kiss '65" is the first and only official single off the album ' by White Zombie. The song can also be found on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future and the greatest hits album . The audio samples "You're all shook up, aren't you baby?" and "I never try anything I just do it. Wanna try me?" are taken from the 1965 movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!". Extreme Championship Wrestling used the song as theme music for their syndicated show in the 1990s and also as entrance music for one of their most popular tag teams, The Pitbulls. The popularity of the single resulted in White Zombie's first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1993. The song later appeared in the horror film "Bride of Chucky" in 1998 and then again in the action film ' in 2003. In May 2006, the song was ranked #32 on VH1's list, '40 Greatest Metal Songs'. ["VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1-4 May 2006, "VH1" Channel, reported by [http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/103446/episode_this_list.jhtml VH1.com] ; last accessed September 10, 2006.] .

The song has been covered by popular acts such as Godsmack during a live performance and Fear Factory in a medley of cover songs. Also, Thunder Kiss '65 was recorded by Catch 22 for the White Zombie tribute album "Super-Charger Hell" in 2000. The 2005 video game "Guitar Hero" for the Playstation 2 features a cover of the song as well. The song was also used in the 2007 comedy movie Wild Hogs

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 somewhere in a desert with Go-Go Dancers and "monsters".

First Single Track Listing (1992)

# "Thunder Kiss '65 (LP Version)" - 3:54
# "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag (LP Version)" - 6:21

econd Single Track Listing (1993)

# "Thunder Kiss '65 (Finger on the Trigger Remix)" - 6:19
# "Welcome to Planet Motherfucker/Psychoholic Slag (LP Version)" - 6:21
# "Black Sunshine (Indestructible "Sock It to Me" Psycho-Head Mix)" - 4:58
# "Thunder Kiss '65 (The Diabolical Ramrodder Remix)" - 6:17

Personnel

* Ivan de Prume - Drums
* Michael Golob - Art Direction, Photoshop Artist
* John Kalodner - Remixed Track 3
* Sascha Konietzko - Remixed Tracks 1,3 & 4
* Lee Popa - Remixed Tracks 1 & 4
* Andy Wallace - Producer
* Sean Yseult - Bass, Art Direction
* J. - Guitar
* Rob Zombie - Vocals, Lyricist, Art Direction, Illustrations

ingle Chart Position

Notes


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