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Frank Black (from Select, October 1997): "That came from me snorkeling in the Caribbean and having this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why - I don't know too much about fish behavior."
This appeared in the last scene of the 1999 movie fight club.
Nada Surf covered this for the 1999 album Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies. (thanks, rachel - London, England, for all above)
The Toadies covered this on their 2004 album Best Of Toadies: Live From Paradise. (thanks, Scott - West Palm Beach, FL)
Producer Steve Albini used some unusual recording techniques on Surfer Rosa
as he was desperate to avoid "the studio sound." For instance he moved all the studio equipment to its bathroom in the hope of achieving a real rather than studio echo on bassist Kim Deal's backing vocals for this and her lead vocals on Gigantic
. Albini later admitted that the record could have been completed in a week were if not for the time wasted experimenting on projects like this.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.