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Encyclopedia > List of Pixies songs

This is a comprehensive list of songs by the Pixies, an American alternative rock band. This list includes album tracks, B-sides, demos, live recordings and remixes of songs written by one or more of the band's members or songs covered by the band; it does not include songs that members of the Pixies wrote, recorded or performed with Frank Black and the Catholics, The Breeders, The Martinis, or any solo projects. The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Frank Black Frank Black, also known by the stage name Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965 in Boston), is an American musician. ... 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... 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. ...

Contents

Album tracks

Song Album
"Alec Eiffel" Trompe le Monde
"Allison" Bossanova
"All Over the World" Bossanova
"Ana" Bossanova
"Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons" Trompe le Monde
"Blown Away" Bossanova
"Bone Machine" Surfer Rosa
"Break My Body" Surfer Rosa
"Broken Face" Surfer Rosa
"Cactus" Surfer Rosa
"Caribou" Come on Pilgrim
"Cecilia Ann" Bossanova
"Crackity Jones" Doolittle
"Dead" Doolittle
"Debaser" Doolittle
"Dig for Fire" Bossanova
"Distance Equals Rate Times Time" Trompe le Monde
"Down to the Well" Bossanova
"Ed Is Dead" Come on Pilgrim
"Gigantic" Surfer Rosa
"Gouge Away" Doolittle
"Hang Wire" Bossanova
"Havalina" Bossanova
"Head On" Trompe le Monde
"Here Comes Your Man" Doolittle
"Hey" Doolittle
"I Bleed" Doolittle
"I'm Amazed" Surfer Rosa
"Isla de Encanta" Come on Pilgrim
"Is She Weird" Bossanova
"I've Been Tired" Come on Pilgrim
"La La Love You" Doolittle
"Letter to Memphis" Trompe le Monde
"Levitate Me" Come on Pilgrim
"Lovely Day" Trompe le Monde
"Mr. Grieves" Doolittle
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" Doolittle
"Motorway to Roswell" Trompe le Monde
"Nimrod's Son" Come on Pilgrim
"No. 13 Baby" Doolittle
"Oh My Golly!" Surfer Rosa
"Palace of the Brine" Trompe le Monde
"Planet of Sound" Trompe le Monde
"River Euphrates" Surfer Rosa
"Rock A My Soul" Pixies
"Rock Music" Bossanova
"Silver" Doolittle
"Something Against You" Surfer Rosa
"Space (I Believe In)" Trompe le Monde
"Stormy Weather" Bossanova
"Subbacultcha" Trompe le Monde
"Tame" Doolittle
"The Happening" Bossanova
"The Holiday Song" Come on Pilgrim
"There Goes My Gun" Doolittle
"The Navajo Know" Trompe le Monde
"The Sad Punk" Trompe le Monde
"Tony's Theme" Surfer Rosa
"Trompe le Monde" Trompe le Monde
"U-Mass" Trompe le Monde
"Vamos" Come on Pilgrim
"Velouria" Bossanova
"Wave of Mutilation" Doolittle
"Where Is My Mind?" Surfer Rosa

Alec Eiffel is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, also released as a single. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... Allison is an alternative rock single released by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis for the bands 1990 album Bossanova. ... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut EP from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Crackity Jones is an alternative rock song by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis for the bands 1989 album Doolittle. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ... Dead is an alternative rock song by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis. ... Debaser is a song by the alternative rock band Pixies. ... 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. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ... Gouge Away is a song by the Pixies that appeared as the closing track of their 1989 album, Doolittle. ... Head On is an alternative rock song by The Jesus and Mary Chain, covered by the Pixies for their 1991 album Trompe le Monde. ... Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Ive Been Tired is an song by the American alternative rock band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis for the unreleased Purple Tape. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD Records record label. ... Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Where Is My Mind? is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. ...

Remixes and alternate versions

Song Album
"Here Comes Your Man" Pixies

Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ...

Live recordings

Song Album

B-sides

Year Song Comments A-side
1988 "River Euphrates" Re-recorded with Gil Norton. "Gigantic"
"Vamos (live)"
"In Heaven (live)" Cover of Eraserhead track.
1989 "Manta Ray" Sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl. "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
"Weird At My School"
"Dancing the Manta Ray"
1989 "Into The White" Sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl. "Here Comes Your Man"
"Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)"
"Bailey's Walk"
1990 "I've Been Waiting For You" Neil Young cover; sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl. "Velouria"
"Make Believe"
"The Thing" Part of Bossanova album track "The Happening"
1990 "Winterlong" Cover of Neil Young; sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl and cassette. "Dig for Fire"
"Velvety Instrumental Version"
"Santo"
1991 "Build High" Sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl "Planet of Sound"
"Theme from NARC"
"Evil Hearted You" Yardbirds cover in Spanish
1991 "Motorway To Roswell" Sole B-side on UK 7" vinyl "Alec Eiffel"
"Planet of Sound (live)"
"Tame (live)"
1997 "Bone Machine" "Debaser (studio)"
"Gigantic"
"Isla de Encanta"
1997 "The Holiday Song" "Debaser (live)"
"Cactus"
"Nimrod's Son"
1997 "No. 13 Baby" "Debaser (demo)"

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Demos

Miscellaneous

These songs have not appeared on an official Pixies album or single.

Year Song Comments
1990 "Born in Chicago" Paul Butterfield Blues Band cover.
1991 "I Can't Forget" Leonard Cohen cover.
2004 "Bam Thwok" The Pixies' reunion single, released through the iTunes Music Store.
"Ain't That Pretty At All" Warren Zevon cover.

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Unreleased songs

There are two Pixies songs which have never been released:

  • "Watch What You're Doing". The Pixies version of the Larry Norman cover was recorded as the eighteenth track of the band's demo tape, but was never released. Gary Smith, commented in 2004 that he had discovered a tape of the song "sitting on a shelf in my house".[1]
  • "Boom Chick A Boom". Performed by the band early in their career. The only recorded performance of the song was made during a WJUL (University of Lowell) radio broadcast in December 1986.[2]

Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... 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. ... 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. ... The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is one of five University of Massachusetts campuses. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2001. p. 68
  2. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. Pixies Discography - Bootlegs. AlecEiffel.net. Retrieved on 2007-09-08.

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References

  • Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. "Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies." Virgin Books, 2005. ISBN 0-312-34007-9.

 
 

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