Jukebox Classics: #7 Pixies

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.


Title Band
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
Runaway Del Shannon
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
Shake Sam Cooke
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

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