Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Song of the Day: "Gigantic" by the Pixies

What a sexy sing-along is "Gigantic," by the Pixies, showcasing Kim Deal at her most bad-ass. She's one of my favorite gals. A total pro-sex feminist who is talented and imperfect and takes no guff.

In this video, which I'm told is from 1988 and taped in London, Kim is full of joy and rock-and-roll abandon. She's also frickin' adorable—she had, after all, been a cheerleader in high school. Frank Black still had his hair and the Pixies were getting along.

I was once with a Pixies fan who turned me onto the band. "Forget it, Jake. It was the early '90s." 

 I've seen the Pixies at the Glass House in Pomona and in Bend, Oregon and at somewhere in LA—was it the Wiltern?—during the blur of my teen years. I believe guitarist Joey Santiago shook my hand after the Pomona gig.

As I get lost in nostalgia, I'll let you on a little secret, which is actually a boast. I know how to play "Gigantic" on bass as, well as sing it, and it is the greatest fun on earth.


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