Pixies | Hang On To Your Ego
A Beach Boys song that Frank Black would go on to record a cover of in his solo work “Frank Black” ( in 1993), this early Pixies version being forgotten and shelved, never to be released.
Pixies | Gigantic
This version of Gigantic was re-recorded with Gil Norton and released as a single with an also re-recorded River Euphrates and a live version of Vamos and In Heaven.
This single was not released in any form in the United States.
Frankly you don’t want to explain it to anybody—it’s a lot of its personal, private shit. It’s like politics and sports and people’s personal lives have all been smeared together in this modern world. It’s a very presumptuous attitude about a lot of things. [People say] ‘Oh you’re shifting something in your world—we demand a statement as to why.’ I’m not the mayor, this isn’t the bus service for a town. This is a rock band. There’s been a shift in the lineup, big woop-dee-doo… As far as we’re concerned it ain’t that big of a deal.
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New York Times: Pixies Motor On, With New Bassist
Last fall, the band booked a studio in the bucolic Welsh countryside with Gil Norton, who produced three of the Pixies’ five original studio albums. According to the remaining Pixies, Ms. Deal — who clashed with Mr. Thompson in the band’s first incarnation — was present at the start of the sessions but then abruptly announced that she could not continue. Through a spokeswoman, Ms. Deal declined to comment. (She is currently on a reunion tour with her own band, the Breeders.)
“It took us three days to mourn about it,” Mr. Santiago said of Ms. Deal’s departure, and then the men decided to continue without her.
“I hate to say it, but I’m not going to let one snafu get in the way,” he added in a recent interview after a rehearsal in Los Angeles with Mr. Lovering. “It’s time to put on the guitar. It’s time to shine. No one is going to take that away from me.”