The Pixies’ 5 Best Songs
This is like choosing favorite children. OTOH, it always seems vaguely cowardly when people won’t come out and say who their favorite children are. So I was impressed when I was at Melinda’s house in the SF that, when I asked her which of her four (house-)pets was her favorite, she had no trouble answering.
But this is a hard one since there are days when I’d give my frontal lobe to hear Something Against You, and it didn’t even make honorable mention. (Note: I would never on any day actually give my frontal lobe to hear Something Against You.)
- Gouge Away — Admittedly, my judgment on this one is clouded by the fact that it’s my best song to play the guitar on in Rock Band.
- River Euphrates
- No. 13 Baby — I think mostly for the outro.
- Here Comes Your Man — I know it’s trite, but even if it’s not referring to Little Man and a particular B-29, the fact that it *could* creates an undeniable fondness. And I think it is.
Honorable Mention: Bone Machine, Cactus, Caribou, Dead (so grimy, yet so biblical), Debaser, Dig for Fire, The Happening, Hey, The Holiday Song, Is She Weird (on a previous computer this was my most listened-to song on iTunes), Levitate Me, Monkey Gone to Heaven (but is man five and the devil six? a lot hangs on that conditional), Motorway to Roswell, U-Mass, Wave of Mutilation (either version), Where Is My Mind?