Pixies. Much has been said and written but Gloucestershire Live’s headline writers took it to a whole new level:
Anyone who has been to the Forest of Dean will know that’s not a particularly strange tale by their standards. Myself, despite living not so far from the Forest as a youth, I have visited just the once.
That it was to play football will come as no surprise to those who read A Cultured Left Foot. I’ve never forgotten it because in Newent – for that was the town – we played on a pitch on the side of a hill.
On seeing the 45° incline, the manager gave the captain one instruction: win the toss and kick downhill in the second half. We won the game 4 – 2, a match memorable as we scored a goal from inside our own half on a full-sized pitch. It was an under-11’s game.
Anyway, Pixies. They weren’t around when I was 11 but have been a part of my life for thirty years in one form or another. Reformed and recording, the band is sans Kim Deal who has put the Breeders back together so it is busy times in that sense.
For today though, a trawl through the songs that Pixies covered while the list of the cover versions played by offshoot bands and solo careers is long enough for its’ own playlist and post. Which it will duly get at some point in the future.
|Evil Hearted You||The Yardbirds|
|Cecilia Ann||The Surftones|
|I’ve Been Waiting for You –||Neil Young|
|My Way of Giving||Chris Farlowe|
|Born In Chicago||The Paul Butterfield Blues Band|
|Ain’t That Pretty at All –||Warren Zevon|
|If I Were A Carpenter||Tim Hardin|
|I Can’t Forget||Leonard Cohen|
|Baby Don’t You Do It||Marvin Gaye|
|What’s a Matter Baby||Timi Yuro|
|Wild Honey Pie –||The Beatles|
|You Need Loving||Small Faces|
|Take This Hurt Off Me||Don Covay|
|In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)||David Lynch, Alan R. Splet|
|Red Balloon||Tim Hardin|
|Head On||The Jesus and Mary Chain|
|Lookin’ For A Love||The Valentinos|
|You Really Got A Hold On Me||The Miracles|
|You Need Love||Muddy Waters|