Beck described this mix of imagination and reality as, "this imaginary movie about some colonial, futuristic backwater. But it also contains elements of the barrio I grew up in. I grew up in that seedy part of LA where all the Salvadorean mechanics and maids who work in the big mansions of the super-rich elite in the Hollywood Hills live."
Beck premiered the song on stage on January 10, 1999 in New York. Afterwards, he commented, "That's a lot of chords!"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs