Top Five Pixies Songs: Happy Birthday to David Lovering, Pixies Drummer
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|David Lovering at Pixies' fan club show at the Music Box, Nov. 19, 2011. Click here to see more photos from that night.|
5. "Where is My Mind"
Undoubtedly the band's most recognizable ditty, "Where is My Mind" is beloved by longtime Pixies fans and hipsters alike. Plus, it was in Fight Club. Extra hipster bonus points.
4. "Hey"As easygoing as its apathetic moniker, "Hey" starts slow and picks up the pace. Front man Black Francis varies the song's rhythm by peppering its verses with his fluctuating -- you guessed it -- heys.
3. "This Monkey's Gone to Heaven"
Off their '89 album, Doolittle, this somber number was the first Pixies track to feature guest musicians: cellists Arthur Fiacco and Ann Rorich, and two violinists, Karen Karlsrud and Corine Metter. The effect is notably corrosive -- the boys croon about environmentalism and man's problematic place in the universe as Francis' rhythm guitar plays a short chord progression. Lead guitarist Joey Santiago is notably absent from the mix (save a short solo). Surprisingly, we don't miss him much.