Sleigh Bells open their second album, Reign Of Terror, with this brief prelude, in which vocalist Alexis Krauss screams pump-you-up exhortations accompanied by the sound of audience cheering. "I was in the vocal booth," she explained to The Guardian. "I was pretending I was standing in front of 200,000 people, losing my s--t." "We jokingly hoped that it would be prophetic," added her Sleigh Bell partner Derek Miller. "Cos it's an arrogant way to start a record. It's brash and tasteless, and more and more we flirt with tastelessness."
"Here Comes Your Man" is the closest the Pixies came to a hit in America. It was rumored to be about a drug dealer, but Black Francis says it's just a story about some hobos who travel by train and die in an earthquake.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.