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Pixies — Where Is My Mind
Album: Surfer Rosa
Avg rating:
7.9

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Total ratings: 4006








Released: 1988
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Ooh, stop

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse, and there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself

Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
Way out in the water, see it swimmin'

I was swimmin' in the Caribbean
Animals were hidin' behind the rock
Except the little fish bumped into me
I swear he was trying to talk to me coy koi

Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
Way out in the water, see it swimmin'

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head'll collapse, and there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself

Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
(Where is my mind?)
Way out in the water, see it swimmin'

Ooh
With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Ooh
Try this trick and spin it, yeah

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh
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All this time I thought Modest Mouse was unique.  Now I know where their influence comes from.  I like both; but a bit disappointed with Modest Mouse.
Pleas let mi listen Under the Bridge{#Clap} 
when did Frank Black become Black Francis?
 Zweiblumen wrote:
Wow, check out that histogram. Folks seem to really love the pixies....I don't get it, they just sound bad to me.
 

face it man.... you wanna live in Los Angeles
 photolew wrote:

Glad Im not the only one with that opinion....fingernails on a chalkboard
 
Yes raw & harsh...Newer stuff is better. Indie City is a great listen..
 ppopp wrote:
This tune really sucks as background music. It's the sound of a band trying to piss off the record company. I'm usually all for that, but these guys do it too well. It's just crap noise.

 
Glad Im not the only one with that opinion....fingernails on a chalkboard
This tune really sucks as background music. It's the sound of a band trying to piss off the record company. I'm usually all for that, but these guys do it too well. It's just crap noise.
 SeriousLee wrote:
I miss Fight Club. Weird. 

 
Me too.  There's probably a solution for that.
One of the greatest most influential bands of all time with one of their greatest songs.
Thanks RP 
I dig its radical and genius use of calculated cacophony and JAM... Makes me want to hear some Vines, Charlatans, Seahorses... 
For me it s a 7 but gets an upgrade to 9 because of the album cover! Beautiful lady
 hanssachs wrote:
it's just not that entertaining.

 
To whom?
 Schmoogsley wrote:

UGH! Why did I read all that? 

 
Yep. Me too. Why?
I miss Fight Club. Weird. 
Nobody quite like the old-school Pixies.  Pure love.
Doctors hate them, try this one weird trick and spin it...
Great album cover.
 hanssachs wrote:
This is coming up a bit too often in the rotation - it's just not that entertaining.

 
I think it's great and haven't heard it in ages - played 3 times in the 30 days, little high for RP but hardly excessive.
This is coming up a bit too often in the rotation - it's just not that entertaining.
 Miksalml wrote:
The common thread between Mr. Robot and Fight Club?

 
{#High-five}
 DaidyBoy wrote:

My 10 year old lad is learning this on Rocksmith so my home is full of this.  All The Time.  We all love it now.  Well done, Tommy xxx

 
{#Clap}  

That's so Awesome
 easmann wrote:

"funny how when a song's average rating gets near 8, the comments turn desperately negative."

Interesting observation that. You're on to something there I'm certain. Going to have to ponder that one some. Not true of course that all of the comments turn negative but the frequency of negative comments (which is OK), and the level of insult (which is not OK), definitely increase.

"It's sometimes disappointing to find out you're old, I guess."

Could be true for some of them I reckon. I dunno, that smacks of insult too I think. Not probably true for the majority of negativisers though I'm thinking. I'm pretty sure there's a fair dose of the "it can't be good if it's popular" attitude in there too. The correlation between good and popular is pretty weak. Good does not guarantee popular, nor does popular guarantee good, it's possible for a song to be both, neither, or any combination of the two. And "good" being a subjective evaluation complicates things further.

In any case we're speculating on the reasons why but I agree with your observation that negative comments often increase with higher ratings, and I too sense there is frequently a desperate quality to them. And I too wonder why that is.

 
UGH! Why did I read all that? 
 oldman wrote:
Perfect song after spending the day with a pair of CAD programs......

 
CAD gives me the same side effects,,,,I switched to Sketch-up,,,,,,
Perfect song after spending the day with a pair of CAD programs......
"Try this trick and spin it"
Where is my mind? Is it in the fridge under the lettuce? Did it slip behind the toilet? With the lint under the bed?
All original, relevant and good. A fine moment for Pixies.
YES! OH YES!!!  So many college memories to this album - fantastic.{#Devil_pimp}
 Wilfrue wrote:
Of course it's grating and loud! He's trying to figure make sense out of the senseless, to create order from chaos... It's all there, but somehow he can't make it make sense. Perfect juxtaposition of lyric and music. 
I get it. I speaks to me. It's a 10.  

 
My 10 year old lad is learning this on Rocksmith so my home is full of this.  All The Time.  We all love it now.  Well done, Tommy xxx
 ShaunJ wrote:

Funny, that thought did cross my mind listening to this..er music {#Undecided}

 
You are both Idiots


 ShaunJ wrote:

Funny, that thought did cross my mind listening to this..er music {#Undecided}

 


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ShaunJ wrote:

Funny, that thought did cross my mind listening to this..er music {#Undecided}

 
You are both idiots


gigantic
Some folks just don't get it - I do - Love The Pixies.
Of course it's grating and loud! He's trying to figure make sense out of the senseless, to create order from chaos... It's all there, but somehow he can't make it make sense. Perfect juxtaposition of lyric and music. 
I get it. I speaks to me. It's a 10.  
The common thread between Mr. Robot and Fight Club?
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
I love fuckin RP, man.

 
I hate to tell you this... women are better.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
funny how when a song's average rating gets near 8, the comments turn desperately negative. It's sometimes disappointing to find out you're old, I guess.

 
I guess its the cover - too sexy for repressed  U.S.. The sound is cool.
funny how when a song's average rating gets near 8, the comments turn desperately negative. It's sometimes disappointing to find out you're old, I guess.
 ppopp wrote:
Devoid of music. The sound of someone picking up a guitar for the very first time.

 
Funny, that thought did cross my mind listening to this..er music {#Undecided}
Great to hear it on the play list. I love it.
Pixies are a favourite of mine. 
 ppopp wrote:
Funny how rehearsal warm-ups can make it onto the cut. I am trying to figure-out which type of altered state allows for this tune to sound appealing.

 
Your problem may be more internal than that.
Devoid of music. The sound of someone picking up a guitar for the very first time.
 Azrica wrote:
💙
 
👿 Probably the greatest post-modern grunge album to emerge from a lock-up.
Class. 
I dunno u tell me, it's yer mind..{#Mrgreen}
 Singlow wrote:

Cool comment: there! Is your mind!! Or Cobains'
 

💙
"I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it . When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band – or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard." - Kurt Cobain, January 27, 1994, Rolling Stone Magazine
 ppopp wrote:
Funny how rehearsal warm-ups can make it onto the cut. I am trying to figure-out which type of altered state allows for this tune to sound appealing.

 
Yup, makes the head hurt{#Cheesygrin}
This puts me in mind of Alien Sex Fiend's number "My brain is in the cupboard" (above your kitchen sink, it's all wet and pink) :o)
I love fuckin RP, man.
Funny how rehearsal warm-ups can make it onto the cut. I am trying to figure-out which type of altered state allows for this tune to sound appealing.
 TerryS wrote:
From the Dixies to the Pixies, seems apt.

 
RDO wrote: From chicks to dicks...

 

Well now we're working from the Kinks to the Pixies...........this is getting interesting.


 Krakus wrote:
Had an afternoon delight once to this song in college :).

 
I think somebody saw you...

Nothing says romance like having sex in a back alley behind a comic book shop on a dumpster! :) 
 TerryS wrote:
From the Dixies to the Pixies, seems apt.

 
From chicks to dicks...
From the Dixies to the Pixies, seems apt.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, older folks have been saying that about rock 'n' roll for over 60 years.

 
Oh no. I'll take the loud noise from Led, Hendrix, Allmans, Queen, Aerosmith, Stones, Cream, U2, etc. etc. on anyday compared to this thud and drone, monotonous, souless, boring, crap. It's boring and I tihnk that is the goal for this band. They make no effort to craft a song. They are mailing it in.     
 hencini wrote:
Much loud. So noise. 

 
Yeah, older folks have been saying that about rock 'n' roll for over 60 years.
 hencini wrote:
Much loud. So noise. 

 
Ain't that the truth!
ow ow ow
The perfect cure after a bad bout of Dixie Chicks.
My mind is in a very happy state when it hears this song.  

I think the songwriter wanted to predict the listeners’ reaction to his song. And by starting this tune with the word “STOP” he did a remarkable job. ‘Cause this is exactly what one will instinctively shout when hearing this.


Much loud. So noise. 
I like your comment and agree. There are other songs, too, of course that get you in that state...but this one rocks it.
 

coloradojohn wrote:
This is sometimes just the PERFECT song to crank and gape at the wonder, the power, the deep and inscrutable nature of The Universe.

 


Not my favorite song, but I sympathize with the title... now what was I doing before I got interrupted by the previous song: The Shins - Bait and Switch?
 ciolca wrote:
This is one of the few boring and crapy songs which, for some mysterious and obscure reasons are exaggeratedly played on RP. 

 
Maybe being one of the definitive songs of one of the most influential bands of the last 25 years has something to do with it...   Just a hunch.


(or maybe it's because it just fucking rocks!)
Best.  Song.  Ever.

If you don't get it, you don't get it.  But if you do -- my-oh-my!  First song that I want to be a 12.

     {#Dancingbanana_2}
Like finger nails on the chalk board! 
From an 8 to a 10!!!!  {#Clap}  Always a Pixie!!!
Dixie Chicks --> Pixies. Nice save, Bill. : )
This is one of the few boring and crapy songs which, for some mysterious and obscure reasons are exaggeratedly played on RP. 
 hanssachs wrote:
I'm still hearing the ghost of Mott the Hoople here ....

 

I think it is the percussion.
 TheBorgBuilder wrote:
{#Clap}

 
Man that guitar is nasty and grating all at the same time {#Guitarist}
{#Ask}
Watched Fight Club again last night for the nth time, but it had been a while.  Fantastic.

"You met me at a very strange time in my life." 
I'm still hearing the ghost of Mott the Hoople here ....
Saw Pixies perform in Prague a couple of months ago. They still played the song...it was great in live version. They still have so much kick..great gig

I'm fixated on the album cover!

Great artwork.Dragged the wife to the Pixies during their comeback tour(7-8 years ago?)Now she's a die hard fan too.


yes it's awesome, the powerful slammin and haunting ghostlike wooo-hooos perfectly describe this fight-club universe we're stuck in..
I can at one moment stick the muzzle in my mouth cause I'm done with it all, and then hug my sloppy lover as we watch the towers collapse, the slippery sharp edged steel world, lets just spin some more Dear, hug me close
Song cut out, am I the only one?
This is sometimes just the PERFECT song to crank and gape at the wonder, the power, the deep and inscrutable nature of The Universe.
 cementfloor wrote:

Sometimes there just isn't enough volume for a song like this-I can agree completely!

 
I agree with you agreeing with me. This one goes to ELEVEN!!!!!!! : )
Had an afternoon delight once to this song in college :).
I guess I just hear this song waaayyy too much. PSD >> 
 kcar wrote:

No no, that would be Radiohead. It used to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Maybe it's just a Massachusetts thing, but this is fucking weirdly great. 

 
Definitely Radiohead.  Red Hot Chili Peppers have an appropriate amount of hype in my book. 
 rdo wrote:
Srsly, perhaps THE most over-rated band ever.

 

Still trying to figure out the hype.  Have not heard all their material, though.  However, this does zilch for me.
 hencini wrote:
I cannot turn it up any louder and it's still not loud enough. 

 
Sometimes there just isn't enough volume for a song like this-I can agree completely!
Just have to make this a 10!!!
I cannot turn it up any louder and it's still not loud enough. 
 rdo wrote:
Srsly, perhaps THE most over-rated band ever.

 
No no, that would be Radiohead. It used to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Maybe it's just a Massachusetts thing, but this is fucking weirdly great. 
loudQUIETloud

Never gets old.   
The pain killers are kicking in. What an appropriate song...
 zair99 wrote:
First The Shins - New Slang, now this!  Two 10s in a row!  This is making it very hard to go get groceries.

 
OR WORK FOR THAT MATTER

Man just so much great music I have to sit and listen

how irritating, annoying   AWESOME
 DeemerDave wrote:

Only because you don't get it.

 
I don't get it either. This makes me cringe.
 rdo wrote:
Srsly, perhaps THE most over-rated band ever.

 
Only because you don't get it.
Simply brilliant!  While not all their stuff falls in this category by any means - this is one of their greats among SEVERAL tracks.
Srsly, perhaps THE most over-rated band ever.
9 ? This is 11 if there ever was one !!  ..Waaaay out in the water,  ..see it swimmin'  (rotflmao!!)
Oh yeah. 8->9
 bluecshells wrote:
From Fitsugar "Yoga Sequence to Combat Stress"

 
Pluck those eyebrows....
Way ahead if its time. No idea why this didn't make it in the US when it was released.
Now, ,,,Now , I really like this.
 The_Enemy wrote:

Check the medicine cabinet
'Cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
....
Then as I walked down Second Avenue toward St. Mark's Place
Where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street
I saw my (mind) lying on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven
Some guy was selling it

I had to buy it off him
He wanted 22 bucks but I talked him down to 17
I took it home, washed it off
And put it back on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

(I'd love RP to play some King Missile. "Jesus was way cool" is another great song of theirs)


 
Yes! And I'd love to hear "I Am a Sensitive Artist" or "The Story of Willy."
Please Please Please Please play more Pixies
Percussion, base, vocals, guitars: All weird, ferocious, and beautiful.
I can understand why some might like this song, but personally I find it too annoying. And I can see that to some that is the point of it.
It's my theme song, and I love it.......Yeahhhhhhhh
Please Please Please Please never play this song again
Where is my mind? A question I often ask myself. Answered with a shrug. less than satisfying. Results in coffee and staring out of the window for a bit.....I'm rambling
Just got mine back - and internet too after a year offline - That's a ten
From Fitsugar "Yoga Sequence to Combat Stress"
 robotbass wrote:
Irritating....{#Beat}

Utterly and completely {#Ass}

loudQUIETloud
Irritating....{#Beat}
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...
 
i love that so much.
of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most...
Please stop this alarm guitar noise...
Nice that it's from a compilation cd also but this of course is primordial pixies "surfer rosa" stuff, the only pixies for me.