I’ve been doing this blog for over a year now and I’ve barely written about my all time favourite band, Pixies. The situation must be rectified immediately!
Although it’s not one of their better known songs, Winterlong will always hold a special place in my heart for two reasons. Firstly, it’s a cover of a Neil Young song, and so brings two of my all time favourite artists together. Secondly, it was the first song I ever saw them play live.
I’d gotten into Pixies many years after they originally split up, and longed for nothing more than for them to reform. When they finally did, and initially announced only US shows, I seriously considered flying across the Atlantic to see them. As it was they turned up in London in the end, and to see them walk on stage at the Brixton Academy and play this was a moment I’d waited for a long time.
Anyhow, even without my personal connections to the song it’s a fabulous version of a fabulous song in its’ own right. Enjoy!