Dig for Fire

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"Dig for Fire"
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Single by Pixies
from the album Bossanova
Released October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
Format 7", 12", Compact Disc
Recorded 1989 – 1990;
Studio Cherkee, Hollywood; Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:51
Label 4AD/Elektra
Songwriter(s) Black Francis
Producer(s) Gil Norton, Chris Sheldon
Pixies singles chronology
"Dig for Fire"
"Planet of Sound"
Audio sample

"Dig for Fire" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. The song appeared on their 1990 album Bossanova, and was released as a single in October 1990. The song reached number 11 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart[1] and number 62 in the UK. According to Pixies frontman Black Francis, the song was "a bad Talking Heads imitation."[2]

The song shared a video with another Bossanova track, the brief "Allison", a tribute to jazz musician Mose Allison.

The single version of "Dig for Fire" is mixed differently from the album version and also contains some overdubs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Black Francis, except where noted

  1. "Dig for Fire" – 2:51
  2. "Velvety" (Instrumental Version) – 2:04
  3. "Winterlong" (Neil Young) – 3:07
  4. "Santo" – 2:16


  1. ^ "Pixies - Awards". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Stern, Perry. "Surf's Up." Music Express, October 1990. http://aleceiffel.free.fr/surf.html (transcript) (accessed March 10, 2013)

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