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Song of the Day (Covers): Pixies – Head On

Day 4. Like yesterdays Pavement cover of an Echo & The Bunnymen song, todays choice is an American Indie Rock band covering a song by a British Indie Rock band. Pixies excellent cover of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s 1989 single Head On.

Pixies imbued this Jesus And Mary Chain classic with additional speed & aggression. Black Francis’ howl is in stark contrast to the polished Pop sheen of the original, truly making it their own. I personally know several people who assumed it was a Pixies original.

As soon as I get my head around you
I come around catching sparks off you
I get an electric shock from you
This secondhand living just won’t do
And the way I feel tonight
I could die and I wouldn’t mind
And there’s something going on inside
Makes you want to feel
Makes you want to try
Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky
And I can’t stand up
I can’t cool down
I can’t get my head off the ground
As soon as I get my head around you
I come around catching sparks off you
And all I ever got from you
Was all I ever took from you
Yeah, the world could die in pain
And I wouldn’t feel no shame
And there’s nothing holding me to blame
Makes you want to feel
Makes you want to try
Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky
And I’m taking myself to a dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can’t be found
I said yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
And I’m taking myself to a dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can’t be found
Makes you want to feel
Makes you want to try
Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky

Looking for some great music? Check the Song of the Day (Covers) Playlist.

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