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Album: Surfer RosaReleased: 1988
This song is about an interracial relationship between a black male and white female.
This was written and sung by Kim Deal, who said she took inspiration from a 1986 Bruce Beresford movie, Crimes Of The Heart. In the film, Sissy Spacek plays a married woman who falls in love with a black teenager.
In the October, 1997 issue of Select magazine, Black Francis said of this song: "A good chord progression, very Lou Reed influenced. I'd had the word 'Gigantic' in my mind just because the chord progression seemed very big to me." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
This was played as the closing number for many years at the Pixies reunion shows.
Apple used this song in their iPhone ad campaign "Powerful," which demonstrates how the consumer has "the power to create, shape, and share" their life when they acquire the device.