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Dig for Fire - A Tribute to Pixies

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Most tracks here are politely reverent, reflecting what the Pixies intended in each song, but each artist leaves you — in a good way — with their own unmistakable impression. From Ok Go’s spare, piano-driven “Gigantic,” to the fuzz-fest that is Mogwai’s “Gouge Away,” all the way through to the sprawling six-minutes-plus gloom of British Sea Power’s instrumental “Caribou,” the tribute does what it’s intended to: it leaves you with a fresh appreciation of the band at hand. “Where Is My Mind” by John Strohm (formerly of the Blake Babies) is spot on, and serves up a hint of American Gothic, while They Might Be Giants have fun, in their own playful TMBG way, with “Havalina.” A few standouts among the lesser-known names here are worth noting: the Bunnies’ version of  “Alec Eiffel” takes the guitar gymnastics of the Pixies to new heights; the guitar buzz, vocal chorus and toy piano twinkling of  “Stormy Weather” by Bedroom Walls completely charms; the eerie “Down to the Well” by Dylan in the Movies sounds like Nick Cave on happy pills; and Joy Zipper’s take on “Wave of Mutilation” gives us breathy vocals and steely guitars dressed in a gauzy sheen.

Customer Reviews

Sounds Great!

Awesome collection of covers! Alec Eiffel and Havalina are definite highlights!

Outstanding Tribute!!!

Now this is how tributes should be done! They Might Be Giants 'Havalina' is an instant favorite followed closely by The Rosebuds 'Break My Body'. John Strohm does a really cool version of 'Where Is My Mind' and Joy Zipper's 'Wave' if fantastic - it builds really nicely at the end and I love the girls voice that sings it. I bought the bonus EP too which I highly recommend also.

Solid collection of Pixies covers

I'm a huge Pixies fan and this is worlds better and more sophisticated than the other well-known Pixies covers compilation. Although this disc has a few mellow interpretations of Pixies songs, it's still great. Definitely worth the download.

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