The Pixies released Surfer Rosa into the wild twenty-five years ago this past week, on March 21, 1988. Clocking in at a brisk 32:50, the album has been cited by numerous musicians as inspiration for hours-worth of legendary albums (See: Nirvana’s Nevermind). Released originally in the U.K. on 4AD Records and recorded in Boston with the still-prolific Steve Albini, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2005, a mere seventeen years after its release and one year after the band reformed after an eleven year interregnum.
“Gigantic” was co-written by Black Francis and Kim Deal, and is one of the group’s few songs featuring Deal on lead vocals. Here’s a July 3, 2004 performance of the song at The Eurockeenes Festival in Belfort, France.