Back when I lived in Cardiff, not long before I moved to London, I got into a discussion with my flatmate about the Pixies.
“Which are your favourite Pixies albums?” he asked.
“Easy,” I replied. “Come on Pilgrim (yes, I know it’s an EP); Surfer Rosa and Dolittle.”
“I see,” he said. “You’re one of those people who just like the cool early stuff and ignore how great Bossanova and Trompe La Monde.”
I didn’t much care for his tone.
“It’s not that I’m ignoring them. You asked which were my favourite albums, so I can’t just name all of them. It’s just that the ones I chose are better than both of those.”
And they are. And if you disagree, then of course you’re entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong.
Because there are some great tunes on both, and to prove a point, today’s selection comes from Bossanova:
Despite my protestations last week about not posting multiple songs by the same artist in the same post, there was another tune I wanted to post which is not just by the same artist, but from the same album.
But alas, it clocked in at 2:06 and is thusly disqualified from this here series.
So instead, here’s them pesky Pixies tearing up the stage on The Word, playing a rather spirited (by which I mean: fast) medley of the two songs in question. And since the two songs combined rack up a little over 3:00 of your ear-time I think we can allow them both through the gates: