Dig for Fire

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"Dig for Fire"
Pixies-Dig for Fire.gif
Single by Pixies
from the album Bossanova
A-side "Dig for Fire"
B-side "Velvety" (Instrumental version)
"Winterlong"
"Santo"
Released October 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)
Format 7", 12", Compact Disc
Recorded 1989 – 1990;
Cherokee Studios in Hollywood,
Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:51
Label 4AD/Elektra
Songwriter(s) Black Francis
Producer(s) Gil Norton, Chris Sheldon
Pixies singles chronology
"Velouria"
(1990)
"Dig for Fire"
(1990)
"Planet of Sound"
(1991)
"Velouria"
(1990)
"Dig for Fire"
(1990)
"Planet of Sound"
(1991)
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

References[edit]

  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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