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Pixies — Dig For Fire
Album: Bossanova
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6.9

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Total ratings: 853









Released: 1990
Length: 3:03
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There is this old woman, she lives down the road
You can often find her kneeling inside of her hole
And I often ask her "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire, and then she said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

There is this old man who has spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years
He resides on a beach in a town where I am going to live
And I often ask him "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire and then he said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

I'm digging for fire fire fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire, for fire, for fire
I'm digging for, for fire
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I Love the Pixies . Please play more of this awesome sounding music.  Yeah 
Hate the Pixies. Please stop playing this rubbish. Urrggh
Hmm, I went for a 9, but okay,  I think it needs a 10 after all.  An absolutely awesome band,  almost every song a classic.
Love this song!!  Love this band!!
 DigitalJer wrote:
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+

 
I just went 8 to 9, but yeah.
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+
I have tickets to see them on Wednesday night!
This song is too short!
I have a headache, but I just turned the volume up. {#Bananajam}
This song rocks so hard.
Never heard it before, and love it!
This is such a brilliant LP -- so under appreciated when it came out - but holds up as well as --even better than-- so much of their stuff.  They were truly the best and most important band of the 80's & early 90's.

Kurt Cobain knew it -- he said of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' ""I was trying to write the ultimate pop song, I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies"

This gets a 10 -- so good.
/sees pixies, gives it 10
Every classic Pixies song gets a 10 from me!  
they have a new Kim now. 
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 

They likely were influenced by a lot of "punk rock" folks - including Carroll, but it's not as if Carroll alone created that sound.  To me, they always seemed more influenced by Patti Smith than any other artists.  Then again, Patti and Jim allegedly were once room-mates , so who knows?
Wow, haven't heard this in a long time, thanks for playing it!  Brings back some college memories.
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 
Son of the old Carrol, isn't he....?
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Reminds me a bit about Soul Coughing,
but mainly it reminds me of Pixies. ;)
 
Reminds me a bit of Fur Coughing. :o)

I'll get me hairball...
I am listening to Jim Carroll's 'Catholic Boy' right now and agree that he was a huge influence in the Pixies sound. Jim was influenced by Bob Dylan I feel also from his storytelling lyrics.  Can't wait to receive my Pixies SACD disc's from ebay!
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagain!
{#Yes} juliecb wrote:
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?
 

Well, to be fair, the main reason one listens to someone elses broadcast is to not know what is coming next so I would say we should care if it becomes too predictable.{#Yes}
Reminds me a bit about Soul Coughing,
but mainly it reminds me of Pixies. ;)
I'm digging the fire..... :)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawsome!
I don't get it... .that song was not very enjoyable to me but EVERYONE seems to love it..... huuuuuhhhhh
I would rate this an 11 if that were an option.
A great song off of a great album!{#Bananajam}
I couldn't figure out who Cake sort of reminded me of until I heard the opening of this song.  Then it clicked.
smile
I'm not usually a Pixies fan, but this one I "dig."
so awesome
Not bad when coupled with an international law textbook.
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.


 
Thanks for that. And keep up the good work. Now see if you can find 10 more reused playlists, and your job will be half done.

love this song. reminds of the early 90's driving to Whistler after school, stoned, picking up
hitchhikers , and blaring this album all the way there.  rad.
The show in DC on Monday was awesome!!
Ha, I've had this CD on auto-repeat in my car for the past few days.  Good stuff, although this is far from the strongest track on the album.
 flyboy wrote:
Is there something wrong with the stream?
 
Probabaly not.  It's just not a good song.
Along with Radiohead and Cake, the Pixies are another band rated highly by the RP audience that I just don't get.


Pump up the volume!  10.
Pixies back on tour this Fall, pimpin' the 20th anniversary of Doolittle...https://www.pixiesmusic.com/live_09.php

Another Pixies' favorite of mine, along with Pearly Dewdrops' Drops.
Is there something wrong with the stream?
Pixies are great - I saw them live in Munich in the 90´s and it is one of the best concerts I´ve ever seen so far!

 juliecb wrote:
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?
 
Really.


this is THE ONE
 greener wrote:
Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists....
 
I'm at a loss as to how you would prefer he handle it.  Give up the luxury of sleep? Employ staff and/or family to man the microphone 24/7?  Put the MP3 player on Shuffle/All?  Or maybe you, like me, are a master of the obvious and just had to share :)
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?


f****** G R E A T !!!!!
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.


 
  
Nothing wrong with that. A lot of thought goes into putting them together.


 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.




Love the Pixies! "Here Comes Your Man" off the "Doolittle" album is one of my all-time favorite tunes (hint, hint Bill). They also did a most excellent cover of Niel Young's "Winterlong" on the "Bridge Tribute" album (another hint Bill).
I'm digging for Fire. Delicious!

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}
 superfido wrote:
This group has always been overated.
 
YES.

while there are better Pixies songs out there, Im just ecstatic to hear any on the "radio"  {#Bounce}
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love
——————————————-

And it's only gotten bigger in the time intervening...a really nice day on RP for sure...I'm happily captive to it today more than ever! What? Supergrass? YES!  Oh yeah, I had better get some more Sumatra brewing...gonna be hostage to the MacBook here for awhile it seems...




pixies best! ...they didn t play it at their second gig in ljubljana... smrc, smrc thnx bill this one made my working saturday...
Makes me think of Gene Loves Jezebel.
prickelpit96 wrote:
You forgot your 'sarcastic'-tags. Like to borrow some from me?
You know who invented sarcasm? ~I did.~
outstanding ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think 11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire 11:23 am - U2 - Bad 11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep 11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind 11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love
AlienRelic wrote:
So there IS an upside to living in an economic system whose leaders are selling out the future of this country. Sweet. :dancingbanana_2:
You forgot your 'sarcastic'-tags. Like to borrow some from me?
Mugro wrote:
I wish that ANYONE would replace Paul Shaffer on the Letterman Show.
Paul is awesome!
slowhand wrote:
I wish Frank Black would replace Paul Shaffer on the Letterman show.
I wish that ANYONE would replace Paul Shaffer on the Letterman Show.
siandbeth wrote:
My boss can't figure out why I'm so happy today and it's because I get to listen to RP at work. "Right-sizing" has decreased our dept from 6 to 2 so I have a pretty big space to turn up the volume. The other remaining co-worker is at the other end of the office space blasting KPIG so you really can't lose!
So there IS an upside to living in an economic system whose leaders are selling out the future of this country. Sweet. :dancingbanana_2:
dig! for fire! :)
My boss can't figure out why I'm so happy today and it's because I get to listen to RP at work. "Right-sizing" has decreased our dept from 6 to 2 so I have a pretty big space to turn up the volume. The other remaining co-worker is at the other end of the office space blasting KPIG so you really can't lose!
This group has always been overated. A song or two is ok, but I think their unique sound has been mistaken for quality. It simply becomes tedious and monotonous.
Love the Pixies, but nothing I've heard from this album can touch anything on Doolittle or Surfer Rosa. Little too produced for me. . .for me, the Pixies are all about raw, unbridled angsty sounds.
:bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :bananajumprope:
I was late to the Pixies but the more I hear them, the more I'm diggin' em. Rate it 8
slowhand wrote:
I wish Frank Black would replace Paul Shaffer on the Letterman show.
Him and Letterman together would be so weird the universe would implode(or explode or something)
grant wrote:
Hard to believe this is the only Pixies song from this CD played on RP. Ana, Velouria and a number of others from this disc would make fine additions.
Indeed. For awhile, back when I thought it was really important to have a favorite album for each band, "Bossanova" was it for the Pixies. I have since decided that I can't really make up my mind, and it's not that important anyway. Don't make me choose which one I'd have on a deserted island....
I wish Frank Black would replace Paul Shaffer on the Letterman show.
I :hearteyes: The Pixies!!!
Hard to believe this is the only Pixies song from this CD played on RP. Ana, Velouria and a number of others from this disc would make fine additions. I'm Diggin' for Fire!!!
wondertoofar wrote:
The exact repeated set today. This is done so often on RP. Can we get you to work a little for those donations Bill? Don't break out in sweat now.
Well he worked to set it up in the first place. What's wrong with repeating a set?
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
If no one had posted the set list, would you have noticed? I listen 9 or 10 hours a day and rarely hear a set repeat exactly. Don't worry about it.
Seriously. Has everyone forgotten how many times a DAY songs are repeated and those same sets are repeated DAY AFTER DAY on most radio stations? just stop it. until you start your own internet station I don't really feel you have the right to yap IMHO.
YEAH! just what I needed to end my work day. :music: :yell: :propeller: :dancingbanana:
Great song. As usual with Frank I have no idea what it means.
Shake your butt. :moon: Not too hard.
smadanayr wrote:
I'd love to hear GIGANTIC....
YES! I have a killer live version from the reunion tour where Kim forgets the words!
As fresh and invigorating today as it was when originally released. A scream-free track, but still, hell hath no fury like a revved up Mr. Francis.
The Pixies bring back great memories of my college days. :bounce: :bounce:
wondertoofar wrote:
The exact repeated set today. This is done so often on RP. Can we get you to work a little for those donations Bill? Don't break out in sweat now.
If no one had posted the set list, would you have noticed? I listen 9 or 10 hours a day and rarely hear a set repeat exactly. Don't worry about it.
nshifley wrote:
Loving this especially rocking set at 3 in the AM. 12:38 am - The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show 12:42 am - Radiohead - Stop Whispering 12:46 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep 12:56 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
The exact repeated set today. This is done so often on RP. Can we get you to work a little for those donations Bill? Don't break out in sweat now.
Yeah, I'm searching for the mother lode!
I'd love to hear GIGANTIC....
lostindetroit wrote:
Maybe my favorite Pixies song. Seen them four times, three back in the day and once on the reunion/we need money tour. All rocked (though Mr. Black got angry about equipment trouble at one of the shows and stormed off after only 35 minutes).
I would love to see a Pixies concert even if Frank was angry
Loving this especially rocking set at 3 in the AM. 12:38 am - The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show 12:42 am - Radiohead - Stop Whispering 12:46 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep 12:56 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
The older i get, the higher the pixies rank on my all time best rock band list...
Yup, works for me.
x-sell-ent :flamed:
I dig it... :guitarist:
i like this. always have.
Hm... not my favourite Pixies track or album - and I was a huge fan back in the day. :| The Pixies are woefully underrepresented in the RP library. What about "Hey"? Or "Gigantic"? Must upload those some day.
Huey wrote:
I saw them twice in Holland in the Doolittle/Bossa Nova period. I bought both those cd's back then. there are some fantastic tracks on them, but listening to an entire cd screws my head up :(
Yeah. Like them a lot but I have the same problem. It's too bad. They make me nervous like I need to pound some beers, and that's a bad idea in my office.
nuggler wrote:
Man, where I come from, calling something 'twat' is not nice, no matter how you spell it....
MY KNOWLEDGE ALSO
Filofox wrote:
Was never much enamoured of this album, but this is one of the better tracks from it. And you'll never hear me complain about hearing another Pixies song! I still remember the gigs I saw in the 80s/90s as the best I've ever been to. I only wish I could've caught one of the reunion gigs. :(
Not the best album, but it has some quality songs: Is She Weird Ana The Happening Hangwire Stormy Weather Some tracks are kind of moody, but at the very least they are unique.
formersnowbug wrote:
Yay yay yay! This song is jus twhat I needed. In fact, I need lots and lots more Pixies.
Man, where I come from, calling something 'twat' is not nice, no matter how you spell it....
Yay yay yay! This song is jus twhat I needed. In fact, I need lots and lots more Pixies.
lostindetroit wrote:
Maybe my favorite Pixies song. Seen them four times, three back in the day and once on the reunion/we need money tour. All rocked (though Mr. Black got angry about equipment trouble at one of the shows and stormed off after only 35 minutes).
Is that the time he kicked a guitar at Kim Deal?
Maybe my favorite Pixies song. Seen them four times, three back in the day and once on the reunion/we need money tour. All rocked (though Mr. Black got angry about equipment trouble at one of the shows and stormed off after only 35 minutes).
Filofox wrote:
Was never much enamoured of this album, but this is one of the better tracks from it. And you'll never hear me complain about hearing another Pixies song! I still remember the gigs I saw in the 80s/90s as the best I've ever been to. I only wish I could've caught one of the reunion gigs. :(
I saw them twice in Holland in the Doolittle/Bossa Nova period. I bought both those cd's back then. there are some fantastic tracks on them, but listening to an entire cd screws my head up :(
Was never much enamoured of this album, but this is one of the better tracks from it. And you'll never hear me complain about hearing another Pixies song! I still remember the gigs I saw in the 80s/90s as the best I've ever been to. I only wish I could've caught one of the reunion gigs. :(
I too saw the Pixies recently, at the Aragon Brawl-room here in Chicago. I was actually somewhat disappointed that they didn't play a single song off the Bossa Nova album. Apparently I'm alone in thinking this was their best album (besides Doolittle, of course). Decent show - I'm glad I can say "I've seen the Pixies live" but I probably don't need to do it again.
Is this part of the long awaited Ring of Fire set Bill's been promising??
:sunny.gif:
Ahhhhhh....sonic paradise!!!!
Great tune for a Monday. More Pixies please!
more Pixies!
Aaaahhhh PIXIES! Excellent.
this whole album rocks furiously and is highly recommended.
I saw them Thursday night in NYC, what a great show! They sounded awesome, and they played a great set (however, not this song) in front of a very appreciative crowd (most of which weren't born when I hit the record store to buy my import copy of "Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim"). They're finishing up their Fall Tour in NYC today. Thanks for playing the Pixies! Oh, and I went online after the show and bought the 2CD set of the very same concert. Ain't technology great? Makes much more sense to do it that way than the Pearl Jam live CD carpet-bombing method. It seems that the songs where Frank "screams" don't make the RP list. I uploaded "Caribou" . . . Frank doesn't scream TOO much on that one, right . . . ?
good gracious, i haven't heard this in WAY too long -- EXCELLENT.
Malc wrote:
Can i say F**k me?
fuck me yes, yes you can. ;)
Can i say F**k me?
:cool:
It might be a good time to play some Pixies, now that they are doing a reunion tour. (Any time is a good time actually) A reunion tour that kicks off in Minneapolis on April 13 at the Fine Line, yee-haw! Can't wait to see Kim and Black on the stage together again. :) Pixies Reunion Tour News
aaaa...sweet pixies....thank you!