Bedroom Light
By: Beck Hansen, Chris Ballew, Thurston Moore

Written by: Beck Hansen, Chris Ballew, Thurston Moore

Alternate Titles:

a.k.a. Cindy (Rotten Tanx)

Live Versions:
  1. Bedroom Light (7:22)
    Available on KXLU Live.
    Recorded at: KXLU
    Thurston Moore: Guitar (Electric), Vocals
    Beck Hansen: Keyboard / Synthesizer (Moog), Noise
    Chris Ballew: Noise
Bedroom Light [Live version (a)]:

A bedroom light I see it's on
Driving by in my fatmobile
Now I know what it's like
To be a germ, it's a shutdown dear
To buy again, to buy again
The funny thing, it never ends
Pick it up, push it in
Rub it out, it's a soap dish
Sinnerman goes down again
Curtain does not move an inch
ESP will work it out
Open your window, give Christmas a shout to me

Rock and roll, it's a shame
That you did all you did for blame
Seek it out of the grass
The funny thing, it's sassafras
...purple crap
Look at me and sink your sap
Pinafore pity a whore
Rock so bad on a ??
Lock me up in your bathrobe
Come and shout and unlatch the backdoor to me

Sippin' wine circuit lines
To be sure it's a worthy cause
Fun and games rotten tanx
I can't stay, hey Cher is hot
Hotter than hell sexcat style
Burnin' rubber on the AM dial
Wake me up another time
And now I know I'm blazed out
I know that you're a big girl
That's ok, I'll call in a ?
A fox on the run, foxy light bulb
Burning to the end another year

1, 2, 3, 4
The Song:

On March 8 1994, Beck, Thurston Moore, and Chris Ballew appeared on KXLU and improvised some "sporadic noise jams" (as calls them). KXLU is a college radio station in Los Angeles. The three "songs" they did together were semi-released as a promo tape to give to journalists and industry people and the like. It's pretty rare.

The other two songs from the set are "Super Funky" and "Super Christ."

Thurston Moore used these lyrics on the song "Cindy (Rotten Tanx)" on his solo album, Psychic Hearts. That album came out about a year after this. However, right at the start of this song, Thurston announces, "this is called 'Bedroom Light'!" That's how it was released on this tape, and how I'll refer to it here.

Played live once:
March 8, 1994