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Album: Sixteen StoneReleased: 1994Charted:
This song was inspired by a line in the poem Howl by Allen Ginsburg: "Machine says I saw the best minds of my generation." Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale is a big fan of Ginsburg.
This was used in the 1996 movie Fear. It's a fairly obscure movie with some famous people in it, including Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, and Alyssa Milano.
Gavin Rossdale told Entertainment Weekly: "I've always sung it as a sense of survival and triumph. That sort of maverick spirit and energy and refusal to be compromised."