Courtney Love, who is the Hole singer and widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, thought this song was about her. Stipe was friends with Cobain, who had recently killed himself, and had taken Love to the 1994 MTV Movie Awards. In the August 2010 issue of Uncut
magazine, Love said: "I know 'Country Feedback
' and 'Crush With Eyeliner' are about me."