Black Francis cites "Snakes" as the best Pixies deep cut. "It wasn't planned," he said in a 2019 Songfacts interview
. "It came off at the last minute in the recording session. I like to play it, and I do notice that when we play it, it gets a really good reaction. So, it has some quality to it that seems to maintain over time. I'm just aware that every time we play it, there is a response."