Letter to Memphis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Letter to Memphis"
Single by Pixies
from the album Trompe le Monde
Released1991 (1991)
Format7", 12", cassette, Compact Disc [1]
Master Control, Burbank;
Pacifique, Burbank;
Studio des dames, Paris;
Blackwing Studios, London.
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Black Francis
Producer(s)Gil Norton
Pixies singles chronology
"Alec Eiffel"
"Letter to Memphis"
"Head On"

"Letter to Memphis" is a single by the alternative rock band Pixies on the album Trompe le Monde. The song has been described as a melancholy love song about a letter lead singer Black Francis failed to write. "Letter to Memphis" has been commended for being a song that "sticks in your mind", specifically the lyric "Trying to get to you." [2] The song is supposed to be Francis' take on Chuck Berry's song "Memphis, Tennessee." [3] An instrumental version was included as a B-side to "Alec Eiffel" and later became the closing track of their compilation Complete 'B' Sides.[4] [3]


Billboard (North America)
Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Letter to Memphis" Modern Rock Tracks 6


External links[edit]