This song borrows from the theme to the '50s television show Peter Gunn, which was a hit for Duane Eddy.
Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas said of this song: "I remember people saying this track's ugly, I think it's got a great personality. It's a pretty crazy song, and is meant to be a bit schizophrenic."
The video was directed by Michael Palmieri and features comedian David Cross as an inept DJ at a radio station in New York City who calls the band "Stroke" and introduces the song as "Juicy Juice." There was a lot of sexual content in the video, and when MTV balked at playing it, Palmieri changed the entire course of the video to make it less sexual. After the video was released, Palmieri complained about MTV's censorship and took his name off the video that would be shown on television.
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