Pixies — Dig For Fire
Album: Bossanova
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 766
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There is this old woman, she lives down the road
You can often find her kneeling inside of her hole
And I often ask her "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire, and then she said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

There is this old man who has spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years
He resides on a beach in a town where I am going to live
And I often ask him "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire and then he said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

I'm digging for fire fire fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire, for fire, for fire
I'm digging for, for fire
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Hate the Pixies. Please stop playing this rubbish. Urrggh
Hmm, I went for a 9, but okay,  I think it needs a 10 after all.  An absolutely awesome band,  almost every song a classic.
Love this song!!  Love this band!!
 DigitalJer wrote:
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+

 
I just went 8 to 9, but yeah.
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+
I have tickets to see them on Wednesday night!
This song is too short!
I have a headache, but I just turned the volume up. {#Bananajam}
This song rocks so hard.
Never heard it before, and love it!
This is such a brilliant LP -- so under appreciated when it came out - but holds up as well as --even better than-- so much of their stuff.  They were truly the best and most important band of the 80's & early 90's.

Kurt Cobain knew it -- he said of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' ""I was trying to write the ultimate pop song, I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies"

This gets a 10 -- so good.
/sees pixies, gives it 10
Every classic Pixies song gets a 10 from me!  
they have a new Kim now. 
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 

They likely were influenced by a lot of "punk rock" folks - including Carroll, but it's not as if Carroll alone created that sound.  To me, they always seemed more influenced by Patti Smith than any other artists.  Then again, Patti and Jim allegedly were once room-mates , so who knows?
Wow, haven't heard this in a long time, thanks for playing it!  Brings back some college memories.
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 
Son of the old Carrol, isn't he....?
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Reminds me a bit about Soul Coughing,
but mainly it reminds me of Pixies. ;)
 
Reminds me a bit of Fur Coughing. :o)

I'll get me hairball...
I am listening to Jim Carroll's 'Catholic Boy' right now and agree that he was a huge influence in the Pixies sound. Jim was influenced by Bob Dylan I feel also from his storytelling lyrics.  Can't wait to receive my Pixies SACD disc's from ebay!
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagain!
{#Yes} juliecb wrote:
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?
 

Well, to be fair, the main reason one listens to someone elses broadcast is to not know what is coming next so I would say we should care if it becomes too predictable.{#Yes}
Reminds me a bit about Soul Coughing,
but mainly it reminds me of Pixies. ;)
I'm digging the fire..... :)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawsome!
I don't get it... .that song was not very enjoyable to me but EVERYONE seems to love it..... huuuuuhhhhh
I would rate this an 11 if that were an option.
A great song off of a great album!{#Bananajam}
I couldn't figure out who Cake sort of reminded me of until I heard the opening of this song.  Then it clicked.
smile
I'm not usually a Pixies fan, but this one I "dig."
so awesome
Not bad when coupled with an international law textbook.
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.


 
Thanks for that. And keep up the good work. Now see if you can find 10 more reused playlists, and your job will be half done.

love this song. reminds of the early 90's driving to Whistler after school, stoned, picking up
hitchhikers , and blaring this album all the way there.  rad.
The show in DC on Monday was awesome!!
Ha, I've had this CD on auto-repeat in my car for the past few days.  Good stuff, although this is far from the strongest track on the album.
 flyboy wrote:
Is there something wrong with the stream?
 
Probabaly not.  It's just not a good song.
Along with Radiohead and Cake, the Pixies are another band rated highly by the RP audience that I just don't get.


Pump up the volume!  10.
Pixies back on tour this Fall, pimpin' the 20th anniversary of Doolittle...http://www.pixiesmusic.com/live_09.php

Another Pixies' favorite of mine, along with Pearly Dewdrops' Drops.
Is there something wrong with the stream?
Pixies are great - I saw them live in Munich in the 90´s and it is one of the best concerts I´ve ever seen so far!

 juliecb wrote:
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?
 
Really.


this is THE ONE
 greener wrote:
Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists....
 
I'm at a loss as to how you would prefer he handle it.  Give up the luxury of sleep? Employ staff and/or family to man the microphone 24/7?  Put the MP3 player on Shuffle/All?  Or maybe you, like me, are a master of the obvious and just had to share :)
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.



... 
and who cares?


f****** G R E A T !!!!!
 greener wrote:
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
outstanding
ed: Bill is sure on a roll, I think
11:29 am - Pixies - Dig For Fire
11:23 am - U2 - Bad
11:13 am - Pink Floyd - Sheep
11:09 am - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:06 am - The Pretenders - Message Of Love


12:22 am Pixies - Dig For Fire
12:17 am U2 - Bad
12:06 am Pink Floyd - Sheep
12:03 am Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind
11:59 pm The Pretenders - Message Of Love

Proof once again that Bill likes to reuse play-lists.


 
  
Nothing wrong with that. A lot of thought goes into putting them together.