TOTW: Pixies_ Monkey Gone To Heaven

Out of all of the Pixies work, Monkey Gone To Heaven is my favorite.

The bands greatest skill is their ability to make the most out of often simple melody and song structure. The amount of emotion they can stir up by only offering whats needed gives the tracks lyrics a greater heft than they would in a more complex arrangement.

The steady build to the first chorus which starts with Bass and Drums before adding string instrumentation and piano is one of my favorite in all music and prepares the listener perfectly for the re-introduction of the distorted guitar sound that crashes in on the intro of the track:


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