Alec Eiffel-The Pixies

From their most underrated album Trompe le Monde, an album which I like quite a bit, we have this small trifle to an “Alec Eiffel”- Alexander Gustave of tower fame. What gets you is the revolving coda that just kind of swirls about with some Kim Deal backup vocal goodness. Third radio track off the 1991 album, after the pretty good “Letter to Memphis” (Egypt I think) and the meh “Planet of Sound”. You might remember their cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” from this album.

3 Responses to “Alec Eiffel-The Pixies”


  • and the meh “Planet of Sound”

    You need to listen to it in the car with the sound way up, preferably at some point in a long drive when you need a real rocker to keep your attention up.

    You might remember their cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” from this album.

    Or UMass. Of course, I’ve never cared much for the Pixies version of Head On. I find the JAMC version far superior.

    I like Alec Eifel, though. Fast moving, lots of good Joey Santiago guitar, and with the second part being fairly distinct, it’s like listening to two really good, but short, songs.

  • I was just listing off the singles, my faves are UMass, Palace of the Brine and Motorway to Roswell. Then Alec and Bird Dream of Olympus Mons.

    I really don’t like Planet of Sound. You are 100% right about Alec Eiffel- it is like two songs, short and sweet- the second half is my fave.

  • I’ve always quite liked this album, including PoS.

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