Monday, June 10, 2013

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Where is My Mind" by The Pixies

The Pixies were formed in Boston in 1986, and I've just learned that "Where is My Mind" was written by frontman Black Francis while he was a student at UMass Amherst.  The song was originally released on their 1988 album Surfer Rosa.  I discovered the Pixies in 1992 when I became a DJ at my high school radio station, WIQH, 88.3 FM Concord.  That was the time I was first introduced to indie rock music.  The station had songs recorded on things called "carts" (think Super Nintendo game cartridge crossed with a VHS tape, containing just a single track), and Where is My Mind was one of the few green labeled ones that I liked to play on my show (green meant "alternative;" I usually stuck to the blue "pop").

This song is probably most widely recognized, however, for being played at the end of the 1999 movie Fight Club:

Take a look at the last time I referenced Fight Club.


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