Kool Thing
Sonic Youth
Supervision Recommended
Released 1990
Genre Alternative
Language English
Source Downloadable song
also in Unplugged
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
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Basic Pro
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Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies

"Kool Thing" is a song by Sonic Youth which was their 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."

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