Kool Thing

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  • This song was Sonic Youth's first major label single. The video was also the band's first for a major label.
  • Public Enemy's Chuck D contributes some vocals in the song. The collaboration came about as Public Enemy and Sonic Youth were both recording albums in the same small studio. Singer and guitarist Thurston Moore told City Limits: "It was real exciting for us. We're big fans. They were aware of us – I think they were kind of curious about us. Their scene is aware ours exists, but it all melts together. So, you know, we might as well be Blondie!... Chuck was around, Kim (Deal) asked him if he'd come in, do the song, say those lines –and he elaborated on it a bit, and grooved along." (This interview is available at Rock's Backpages.)
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  • Daniel from Monterrey, MexicoThe second fact says that "... Kim (Deal) asked him if he'd come in..." Kim Deal is the bassist for The Pixies and the singer for The Breeders, Kim Gordon is the bassist and singer for Sonic Youth
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