There's only 5, simply because the Pixies have so many fantastic songs, that I feel after 5 it becomes pretty moot to even have a "favorites list;" especially because they really do have very few songs, particularly when compared to my 3 top artists Sonic Youth, Tori Amos and Smashing Pumpkins, whose libraries are fucking overwhelming, literally.
So, these songs are my must-have's. They incite something almost otherworldly inside of me. You know, that thing you can't really define; it gives you goosebumps and makes your eyes water a bit. I doubt I'm the only person who gets that.
These are in no particular order.
* Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
* No. 13 Baby
* Distance Equals Rate Times Time
* Hang Wire
The first time I heard Pixies was when I was 17. I was staying with my boyfriend's family in Napa, CA for the summer. His sister, who subsequently was my age, would play Surfer Rosa really loud and it would echo throughout their small wood-floored house. …