Song Let’s Talk About How Good This Song Is, Okay?
posted by November 7 at 14:51 PMon
“Alec Eiffel” by the Pixes:
I’ll go first:
I feel like it’s an often overlooked Pixies song, and it really shouldn’t be.
I like singing along with the bouncing “little eiffel, little eiffel” that gets repeated in every verse. I like the re-occurring guitar solo (or is that more a glorified riff?) that first happens not even a minute into the song. I love the way Frank Black sings “Keeping low doesn’t make no…” and then screams “sense!”. But my favorite part in the whole song is the keyboard that sounds almost like a choir singing, and that melody that comes in just before Kim Deal starts softly singing “Oh Alexander, I see you beneath the archway of aerodynamics.” And the rush of distortion/feedback that ends the song… I like that too.
Now it’s your turn.