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"Alec Eiffel"
Single cover
Single by The Pixies
from the album Trompe le Monde
Released 1991
Format vinyl record (7"), CD
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative, College rock
Length ??
Label 4AD / Elektra
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Chart positions
??
Professional reviews
The Pixies singles chronology
"Planet of Sound"
(1991)
"Alec Eiffel"
(1991)
"Head On"
(1992)

"Alec Eiffel" is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, also released as a single. Image File history File links Pixies-Alec_Eiffel. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... This article is about the band named Pixies. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released in October, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Interference colors. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... In the USA, college rock was a term used to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... This article is about the record label, not the year 4 British indie rock record label, 4AD, was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... This article is about the Greek mythological personalities. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... Gil Norton is an British record producer known for his work with such bands as Counting Crows, The Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, Del Amitri, The Foo Fighters, James, The Feelers. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article is about the band named Pixies. ... Planet of Sound is a alternative rock song by The Pixies off their 1991 album Trompe le Monde. ... Head On is an alternative rock song by The Jesus and Mary Chain. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Pixies, pictured early in their career - Black Francis, Kim Deal, Dave Lovering, and Joey Santiago Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released in October, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ...


The song is a tribute to the famous French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Look up engineer on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gustave Eiffel A monument to Gustave Eiffel at the base of the Eiffel Tower Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 – December 27, 1923; French pronunciation in IPA, in English usually pronounced in the German manner ) was a French engineer and architect, specialist of metallic structures, famous for building the Eiffel... The Tower at sunrise The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars, beside the River Seine, in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


Single

The following tracks appeared on the single:

  1. Alec Eiffel (Francis) - ??
  2. Letter to Memphis [Instrumental] (Francis) - 2:43
  3. Build High - (Francis) - 1:42
  4. Evil Hearted You - (Gouldman) - 2:37

Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Graham Gouldman is a British songwriter and musician, known for penning a string of hit songs in the late 1960s and as a member of pop group 10cc in the 1970s. ...

External links

Pixies
Black Francis | Kim Deal | Joey Santiago | David Lovering
Albums
Come on Pilgrim | Surfer Rosa | Doolittle | Bossanova | Trompe le Monde
Death to the Pixies | Pixies at the BBC | Complete B-Sides | Pixies (The Purple Tape) | Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies
Singles
"Gigantic" | "Monkey Gone to Heaven" | "Here Comes Your Man" | "Velouria" | "Dig for Fire" | "Planet of Sound" | "Alec Eiffel" | "Head On" | "Debaser"

  Results from FactBites:
 
Pixies - Satan Stole My Teddybear (2932 words)
"Alec Eiffel" is one of the best Pixies songs of them all, both with a great song progression and an incredible looping, strange solo from Joey Santiago.
Featuring an extremely perfect and loopy solo from Joey Santiago, "Alec Eiffel" is the kind of song that makes you stand at attention and listen.
The non-album tracks on the album are a mix bag of typical Black Francis weirdness, from the Spanish language "Evil Hearted You" to the countrified "Build High" and the instrumental "Letter to Memphis".
Gustave Eiffel - Great Buildings Online (172 words)
Eiffel Tower, at Paris, France, 1887 to 1889.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was born in Dijon France in 1832.
Eiffel was a master of elegantly constructed wrought-iron lattices, which formed the basis of his bridge constructions and led to his project for the Eiffel Tower.
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