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“Black Sunshine” is a song initially featured on the album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One by White Zombie which was used as a promo single in 1992 and 1993. The song can also be found on Rob Zombie’s Past, Present & Future and the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie. A spoken word section was recorded by Iggy Pop for the intro and was used in the song’s final cut.
The song is about a racing car, a Ford Mustang, called “Black Sunshine.” Iggy Pop recorded the spoken word vocal intro and outro of the song “Black Sunshine” as well as playing the character of a writer in the video shot for the song. He is singled out for special thanks in the liner notes of album. The audio sample “I work on this baby the same way, trying to get maximum performance,” is taken from the 1965 movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Also, the lyrics contain the words “to the devil a daughter comes,” most likely a reference to the movie To the Devil a Daughter. It is in 6/4 and 4/4 time with a tempo of 135 beats per minute.
Iggy Pop’s spoken intro is as follows:
- “Gripping the wheel his knuckles went white with desire
- The wheels of his Mustang exploding on the highway like a slug from a .45
- True death: 400 horsepower of maximum performance piercing the night
- This is Black Sunshine.“