“I remember it was a fun song to play in the studio, very easy and straightforward. I’m pretty sure I played my Tama Artstar II kit during these sessions. I bought it during the Surfer Rosa album. A great sounding set, probably my favorite kit of all time. It met its demise in a car accident, unfortunately. I bought a Pearl kit after that, which I liked, but there was something special about that Artstar set.
“Thematically, the song sums up the album for a lot of people, maybe because it’s the first cut on the record. All I know is that when we go out and kick off things off with it, the crowd goes crazy.
“I’ve always loved Kim’s bassline. It’s a great part, very hooky. She’s a real stickler for the timing. I know she’ll start the song out her way and I’ll come flying out of the gate and make it go just a little bit faster. I love the energy, but she holds her ground. It’s a little push-pull thing we have together.”