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Pixies — Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Album: Here Comes Your Man
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 601









Released: 1989
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Cease to resist, giving my goodbye
Drive my car into the ocean
You'll think I'm dead, but I sail away
On a wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave

I've kissed mermaids, rode the El NiƱo
Walked the sand with the crustaceans
Could find my way to Mariana
On a wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave

Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave
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this is phat like Frank Black Francis
This was on the soundtrack for the movie "Pump up the Volume".   The best part of that soundtrack was the dual use of 'Everybody Knows' - the Leonard Cohen version and the Concrete Blonde version used for the finale.
The Pixies can play slow music??
Love the original
Love the Pixies!!!! 

I actually prefer this version to the original, but both are great!


Trying hard to sound bored and talentless.  Don't let those crustaceans bite you on the way out ...


HEEEEEEEEEY !{#Hearteyes}
 Stingray wrote:
Pixies meeting Velvet Underground
 

That means: No complains.

I can live with both bands.


Pixies meeting Velvet Underground


This song has cool ambiance to it...  love it...


Ooh, I quite like this, especially today - captures my mood well. Intriguing and different. Love it when a song on RP stops me in my tracks, makes me check the playlist, then the song comments...
 ziggytrix wrote:
I love love LOVE this version of the song!
 

I la, la, love every version of every Pixies song!{#Notworthy}
I love love LOVE this version of the song!
 dkeifer wrote:
PIXIES!!!!!  How I love you!!!
 

yes!
 ThePoose wrote:
Looks like the surf's up, eh, Bill. 
Come to think of it, why not play a cut from Surf's Up by Brian and the boys?
How about the cut Surf's Up? How's that for eponymous? 

 
That album is taboo around here.
Unfortunately.

I don't think Brian was around much when they did that album though
It was still amazing.


 cirruss wrote:
HEAR! HEAR!

bluedot wrote:
More Pixies!
 
 

i agree, just not this version of this song.
HEAR! HEAR!

bluedot wrote:
More Pixies!
 


More Pixies!
Will always connect this song with Christian Slater & 'pump up the volume'. Was a pivotal time in my life & this song (original or cover) will always transport me to that place. {#Good-vibes}
Looks like the surf's up, eh, Bill. 
Come to think of it, why not play a cut from Surf's Up by Brian and the boys?
How about the cut Surf's Up? How's that for eponymous? 

danimal3114u wrote:
Original version gets an 8 , this one gets a 6 .

Meh. I would say it's the other way around - except that this version gets a 9. This is also the very first version of this song that I heard, way back in the movie "Pump up the Volume" in Christian Slater's glory days. It still takes me back there.
When I got a little older and eventually bought a Pixies cd pretty much solely for this song, I was disappointed when it turned out to be the original. So perhaps I'm a little biased in favour of this version. {#Smile}
PIXIES!!!!!  How I love you!!!
...it's interesting that in this particular song i can't really recognise kim deal's nor frank black's voices, they're blended so smoothly...
Nice segue from The Lively Ones "Surf Rider" to this.   Smoooooth.
Was this Jeffrey Dahmer's theme song?
Makes me want to drive my car into the ocean. :cheesygrin:
Always enjoy when Frank lands the ship, plays a tune, and then zips up to that Intergalactic burger stand or whatever he operates in his spare time. :clap: :bananajam: - Riff
danimal3114u wrote:
Original version gets an 8 :cheers: , this one gets a 6 :rolleyes: .
Ditto. Original song is fun to play in Rock Band! :drummer:
Classic song from a groundbreaking band that could veer from sweet pop to startling abrasiveness in the blink of an eye -- always with poetically demented lyrics no matter the musical style. Most of what's played on RP falls into the pop category but there's much more out there.
Hhmmm ... interesting. What would you call this? Dark Surf? Not sure it does justice to the song, but I appreciate the experiment.
randomprime wrote:
However, the cat is on the top... :whistle:
Original version gets an 8 :cheers: , this one gets a 6 :rolleyes: .
frank black should have courtney love murder him, maybe that way people would realize that he's about a skrillion times smarter and greater and more influential than kurt and he could assume his rightful throne in the Pantheon oh right, i forgot, he's fat and ugly, which disqualifies him from being an object of idolatry never mind frank, stay away from courtney and keep up the great work! :notworthy:
ottojama wrote:
WOW, bullterrier!
blech :no:
I think this might be our wedding song.
Tagish_girl wrote:
Led Zeppelin - Going To California Mosquitos - Xixizinho No Oceano Sebadoh - Ocean Phish - First Tube The Lively Ones - Surf Rider Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) Hmm, loosely translates to "we're going to california, but don't pee in the ocean. We're going to hit the ocean's first tube, and the surf rider'll get mutilated..." Is there any shark songs to follow up?
huh...yesterdays playlist is todays?
Led Zeppelin - Going To California Mosquitos - Xixizinho No Oceano Sebadoh - Ocean Phish - First Tube The Lively Ones - Surf Rider Pixies - Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) Hmm, loosely translates to "we're going to california, but don't pee in the ocean. We're going to hit the ocean's first tube, and the surf rider'll get mutilated..." Is there any shark songs to follow up?
... :cheesygrin:
Classic song from the 80s American indie underground scene. Loved that era.
gonzafr wrote:
There can never be enough Pixies or Frank Black! :notworthy:
so true!! :) I still hate myself for missing seeing them live last summer...
There can never be enough Pixies or Frank Black! :notworthy:
ottojama wrote:
WOW, bullterrier!
Yeah, in the States that guy could be a realtive of Spuds Mackenzie, and let's not forget Target dog! See Spot Save.
WOW, bullterrier!
is it me or do I hear the Pixies more on the average day on RP than I did in the entire 90's? I even saw them live once back before I ever heard of them. The playlist around here certainly leans in Frank Black's direction.
RobRyan wrote:
Man, everybody else must have been hearing something different. Maybe it's my setup. That was awful!
You weren't. This version really doesn't compare to the original. It's pretty lame.
Bleh song, good emoticon!
Man, everybody else must have been hearing something different. Maybe it's my setup. That was awful!
Frank Black and crew...way too underappreciated.
great way to almost end the day...oh, come here end of the day!
djblitz wrote:
Friggin rockin' yummyness!!@#$ :dancingbanana_2:
Yep, what he said :yes:
sounds like the doolittle version on ether or something.
Holy. Crap. not the song.
jah_blessed wrote:
Misheard lyrics: "Could find my way to marihuana."
Most probably a reference to the Mariana trench in the Pacific.
loving the percussion!!! :drummer:
:music: Yes, Godlike! :sunny:
Yeah Pixies :sunny:
Misheard lyrics: "Could find my way to marihuana."
Love it!!!!
aquadonia wrote:
:yes: Yes, please!
Nice Segue from Surf Rider.
yes!
GODLIKE.
Friggin rockin' yummyness!!@#$ :dancingbanana_2:
jah_blessed wrote:
More Pixies! :yes:
:yes: Yes, please!
More Pixies! :yes:
Doh! I didn't get a good listen but this version sounded different than the one on Doolittle. Good stuff.
Yehhhhhhh. I dig the mellow bend.
:cool: Usually cool covers, incl. this single...
Cool. Weird, but cool...