This reminder came up as part of a TOBI playlist a couple of months back…and again last week from Jane at You the DJ. She mentioned she had chosen a Pixies track to feature in her selected trio of tunes – it turned out to be this one!
Immediately identifiable hook, distorted guitar, vocals that combine a human-robot hybrid, something that reminds me a bit of a cross between Billy Corgan and Zed from Police Academy, and a slightly eerie choirboy.
It’s been covered by the likes of Placebo, James Blunt and, more recently, Emmy The Great. I also just found this from MC Illy (recorded for a Like A Version session on Australian radio station Triple J – thank you Me And All My Friends blog) and haven’t been able to close my mouth yet. I love it when that happens.
An iconic rock track from their 1988 album Surfer Rosa, “Where Is My Mind?” provided the soundtrack to the cathartic destruction of the final scenes of Fight Club, a movie I love that it seems other people also love – it scored a respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I think I might just have to dig that one out of my VHS collection to watch again…