Song 29 The Pixies

Just me this time. The guest posters have all gone home. Too bad - much as I love the sound of my own (written) voice, it's always nice to get some variety here. (Oh, and once again, if you've got a song and a story to tell, you know where to find me.) But here's today's offering:

The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man, 1989

'Outside there's a box car waiting...' I felt like a bit of a fraud posting this, as there is no way I was cool enough for the Pixies back in 1989, but then I heard that the Pixies considered themselves too cool for this song, so perhaps it all balances out. Seriously, the lead singer, Black Francis, apparently wrote 'Here Comes Your Man' when he was fifteen and fought to keep it off their debut album. In the video they're all staring contemptuously into the camera with their mouths hanging open, which is a more interesting way of approaching the lip-synching conundrum than was seen in Song 56. So enjoy, but know that somewhere the Pixies are sneering at you. Actually it's an almost cosy thought.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Get your copy of Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World here

...in Ireland and the UK 

51U3E6BPgnL  SL500 AA300  Cinnamon Toast pb cover low res

In the U.S.A.

In Canada...or try here. Or go independent.

"...astonishingly good....a juicy coming-of-age story...also an important read." The Globe and Mail

"...poignant...heart-wrenching. This stunning debut will surely appeal to both teenage readers and adults." Quill & Quire, starred review

"Witty, devastating, with a melancholy humour..." Sunday Business Post

"...page-turning, top drawer stuff..." BGE Book Club

"...warm, witty, heartfelt and utterly engaging..." The Irish News

"A stunning debut. I loved it." The Irish Examiner