Between The Lines
"The post-ZOO TV U2 seem like the perfect musical amabassadors for Hollywood's third installment of the Batman saga, BATMAN FOREVER. Just like Bruce Wayne, they are so constantly play-acting (is he Bono or is he The Fly?) that "reality" seems to veer with perspective; and just like original director Tim Burton's Gotham City, U2 now exists in a vacuum driven by old vices and new technologies. So, "Hold me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," the band's T-Rex meets SoulIISoul contribution to the album, holds up equally well as a U2 track and as the film's theme, exploring the dualities of superficial contentment and inner turmoil."
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was the lead track off the Original Soundtrack 'Batman Forever' which also included Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" and contributions from PJ Harvey, The Offspring, Mazzy Star, Massive Attack and Eddi Reader. in 1996, "Hold Me, Thrill Me..." was nominated for two Grammy Award's, 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rock Song but it was Seal who stole the show winning three Grammy's that year for his performance!