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.

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