> Well sweet little sista’s high in hell cheat’n on a halo
Grind in a odyssey holocaust heart kick on tomorrow
Agony said ‘ecstasy’ in overdrive she come a riding on the world
Thunder kiss’n 1965
Yeah, wow! five, yeah, wow!!
Demon-warp is coming alive in 1965
Five, five, yeah!
> — White Zombie “Thunderkiss ’65”
The internets tell me that this song, like the album it arrived on, languished in obscurity for a year before getting heavy rotation on “Beavis and Butthead.”
I don’t know anything about that from direct experience, having never seen a White Zombie video, and knowing only one of the group’s fans from long ago. And now that I’ve read those lyrics I feel like I know what it means to say “word salad.”
On the other hand, “Thunderkiss ’65” is one of the first songs you can play on “Guitar Hero,” and it is satisfyingly crunchy. It fits in well with “get good news, run downstairs and fire up a ‘Guitar Hero’ session,” which will usually include Thunderkiss, “Iron Man,” and maybe a selection from the third level to expend all my remaining happy energy.
I still can’t shake my disappointment with the Franz Ferdinand cover, though.