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“Here Comes Your Man”
“Here Comes Your Man” cover
Single by Pixies
from the album Doolittle
Released 19 June 1989
Format Vinyl record (7"), CD
Recorded October/November 1988
Genre Alternative rock
Pop Punk
Length 3:21
Label 4AD/Elektra
Producer Gil Norton
Pixies singles chronology
"Monkey Gone to Heaven"
(1989)
"Here Comes Your Man"
(1989)
"Velouria"
(1990)
Doolittle track listing
"I Bleed"
(4)
"Here Comes Your Man"
(5)
"Dead"
(6)

"Here Comes Your Man" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies, and is the fifth track on their 1989 album Doolittle. "Here Comes Your Man" was written and sung by the band's frontman Black Francis, and produced by Gil Norton. The song was released as a single in June 1989 in the United Kingdom and the United States, and reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Image File history File links Pixies_herecomesyourman_. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The albums offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then newly hired producer Gil... 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. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Velouria is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and the first [[single (music)|single] to be taken from it, released in July 1990. ... Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The albums offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then newly hired producer Gil... Dead is an alternative rock song by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The albums offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then newly hired producer Gil... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ...


Written by Francis as a teenager, "Here Comes Your Man" was recorded for the band's 1987 demo tape, but not included on either Come on Pilgrim or Surfer Rosa; it was seen as an anomaly in the band's repertoire by their producers. Critics saw "Here Comes Your Man" as the Pixies' breakthrough song; Jon Dolan of Spin magazine commented that it was "the most accessible song ever by an underground-type band."[1] The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut release from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a...

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Background and music

From the very beginning, the band members and their early producers (Gary Smith on Come on Pilgrim and Steve Albini on Surfer Rosa) saw "Here Comes Your Man" as "pop" material. The song, originally recorded for the Purple Tape (an acoustic version of the song), was not included on either Come on Pilgrim or Surfer Rosa. For a post-Surfer Rosa single, the band's label, 4AD, rejected another recording of the song; they later chose "Gigantic" and "River Euphrates" as a B-side.[2] Gary Smith is an entrepreneur, record producer, and artists manager known for his work recording albums by alternative rock musicians since the mid-1980s at Fort Apache Studios. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut release from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut release from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ...


The song opens with the Hendrix chord, favored by Santiago and used on "Tame", reminiscent of the opening to "Hard Day's Night"[3]. The Hendrix chord is a name commonly used to refer to the Augmented 9th chord (7#9). ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ...


Lyrics and meaning

In an interview with NME, Francis commented on the meaning of the song:[4] For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...

It's about winos and hobos traveling on the trains, who die in the California Earthquake. Before earthquakes, everything gets very calm—animals stop talking and birds stop chirping and there's no wind. It's very ominous.

I've been through a few earthquakes, actually, 'cause I grew up in California. I was only in one big one, in 1971. I was very young and I slept through it. I've been awake through lots of small ones at school and at home. It's very exciting actually—a very comical thing. It's like the earth is shaking, and what can you do? Nothing. This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... The 1971 San Fernando earthquake struck at 6:00:55 a. ...

Video and imagery

A scene from the "Here Comes Your Man" video; Kim Deal (right) is currently "singing".

A music video, filmed by local students, to promote the single shows the band playing their instruments through a distorted fish-eye lens, the camera variously panning horizontally across the performance space and vertically over the individual band members. Keeping in the spirit of the mimed performance, Francis and Deal open and shut their mouths in time with their prerecorded vocals, yet make no attempt to articulate their lips in synch with the words that they are supposed to be singing. Instead, they simply keep their mouths wide open with blank expressions for the duration of each verse.[5] Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... Fisheye 15 mm (type: equisolid angle), 35 mm-film, cropped by slide-frame. ...


Use in pop culture and cover versions

  • Here Comes Your Man was featured in the opening of "Stuck on you" a 2003 comedy movie about a pair of conjoined twin brothers.
  • The chorus of "Here Comes Your Man" was used in the song "Back Seat Dog" by The Pillows.

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Single

The following tracks appeared on the single:[6]

  1. Here Comes Your Man (Francis) - 3:00
  2. Wave of Mutilation [UK Surf] (Francis) - 3:00
  3. Into the White - (Francis/Deal) - 4:42
  4. Bailey's Walk - (Francis) - 2:23

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Sample

"Here Comes Your Man" Image File history File links PixiesHereComesYourMan. ...

This sample contains the end of the first verse and the chorus.
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References

  • Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. (2005). Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies. Virgin Books. ISBN 0-312-34007-9.
  • Sisario, Ben. (2006). Doolittle. Continuum, 33⅓ series. ISBN 0-8264-1774-4.

Notes

  1. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2006. p. 118
  2. ^ Sisario, p. 88-9
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben (2006). Doolittle, p.82 and 90. ISBN 0826417744.
  4. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud,Christophe. Pixies Titles/Names. Alec Eiffel. Retrieved on 2007-02-26.
  5. ^ Here And There And Everywhere. Retrieved on 2006-01-21.
  6. ^ 4AD - 1989 Releases - Here Comes Your Man. Retrieved on 2006-01-21.

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External links

The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut release from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The albums offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then newly hired producer Gil... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... Complete B Sides is a compilation record by the Pixies. ... Death to the Pixies was the first Pixies compilation covering the years 1987-1991. ... Pixies at the BBC is a complitation of live BBC radio sessions by the alternative rock band, the Pixies. ... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ... Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Velouria is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and the first [[single (music)|single] to be taken from it, released in July 1990. ... Dig for Fire is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and also a single released in October 1990 off that album. ... Planet of Sound is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, the first single to be released from that album. ... Alec Eiffel is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, also released as a single. ... Debaser is a song by the alternative rock band Pixies. ... Bam Thwok was the first new recording by bostonian band The Pixies since their break up in 1993. ... // Categories: | ... This is a comprehensive list of songs by the Pixies, an American alternative rock band. ... The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1977 as a folk rock duo featuring twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal of Dayton, Ohio which played country covers at truck stops and bars and dissipated in the early 80s, only to be revived as a side project in... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... The Amps are an indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio. ... The Martinis are a rock band consisting of Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and his wife Linda Mallari along with drummer Dawn Richardson and bassist Rachel Haden. ... This is an alphabetized list of tribute albums to the American alternative rock band Pixies. ...

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