Album: A Thousand Leaves (1998)
Charted: 72
Play Video


  • The first and only single from A Thousand Leaves, a much longer version of the track was released on the SubUrbia soundtrack in 1997.
  • The main riff was most likely borrowed from "Skeleton," a song by the alternative rock group Helium, who were one of singer Thurston Moore's favorite bands.
  • The video was directed by Harmony Korine of Spring Breakers fame. Apparently Thurston Moore was asked during an interview who would direct the visual. Not having thought about it, he happened to glance at an ad for Korine's directorial debut Gummo and said that they hoped to get Harmony Korine.
  • The video stars a teenage Macaulay Culkin kissing his future wife Rachel Miner. (They married in 1998). Thurston Moore was apparently "shocked" that Culkin agreed to appear.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Yoko Ono

Yoko OnoSongwriter Interviews

At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.

Lip-Synch Rebels

Lip-Synch RebelsSong Writing

What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," Kiss

Director Paul Rachman on "Hunger Strike," "Man in the Box," KissSong Writing

After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80s

Wang Chung Pick The Top Songs Of The '80sSongwriter Interviews

'80s music ambassadors Wang Chung pick their top tracks of the decade, explaining what makes each one so special.