Thursday, June 22, 2006

I learn something new every day.

"['Gigantic' is] Kim Deal's greatest moment with the Pixies, and perhaps ever*. On the most obvious and enticing level, it is an unabashed praisesong to a well-endowed black man ('Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! / A big, big love!'). But a commonly overlooked theme is its eroticized maternalism: Deal has said than an inspiration for the lyrics was the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart, in which Sissy Spacek plays a married woman who has an affair with a teenager."

--Ben Sisario in his 33 1/3 entry on the Pixies' Doolittle.

* Er, no. That would be "Cannonball" by The Breeders. Then "Gigantic." Then the "Oooooooh" backing vocal part in "Where is My Mind?" Then the bassline to "Debaser." Then the vocals to "In Heaven." Then...


At 1:59 AM, Blogger D. Greene said...

even better tagline Ben. Kim Deal is from Dayton, ps. Dayton rules. The Midwest is where it's at, and stuff.


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