Thursday, January 3, 2013

3 January 2013 - The Pixies - Winterlong & I've Been Waiting For You

Originally from the Neil Young tribute album "The Bridge" - I strongly suggest picking that up if you can find it, by the way - this song is one of the high-water marks for The Pixies.  I love these guys, and was fortunate enough to see them live once - in 1991.  They're really good, and I'm really that old.  The band's anger matches the rage that is an undercurrent in a lot of Neil Young's music.  This is one of the more melancholy songs in his catalog, but the band are up to the task.

A lot of people don't know that this isn't their only Neil Young cover.  One of his early songs - I've Been Waiting For You - was a B-side to the Pixies' single Velouria.  And it's really good, too - Kim takes more of a lead on the vocals, but she and Black Francis again show the harmonies that make the Pixies great. Highly recommended.

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