"Thunder Kiss '65" is the only official single from the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One by White Zombie. The song can also be found on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future and the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie.
The audio samples "You're all shook up, aren't you baby?" and "I never try anything; I just do it. Wanna try me?" are taken from the 1965 movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The single was released three times as a single before it gained the attention of Mike Judge and its video was aired on Beavis and Butt-head in 1993. The popularity of the single resulted in White Zombie's first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance later that year. In May 2006, the song was ranked #32 on VH1's list, '40 Greatest Metal Songs'.
The support MTV provided by playing the "Thunder Kiss '65" music video increased the band's popularity greatly (especially after having been played during the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead on the episode "Yogurt's Cool"). The video was directed by Juliet Cuming and features the band playing the song out in a desert with dancers and monsters. According to Rob, it is the lowest budgeted music video released by the band.
"Thunderkiss '65" appeared in numerous films, TV shows and video games including Way of the Warrior, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Supernatural, Rocksmith 2014, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, Guitar Hero Live, Wild Hogs, Bride of Chucky and as DLC for Rock Band 3.