Black Francis of the Pixies clarifies the Van Halen reference on their forthcoming album

In a recent interview with NME, Pixies frontman Black Francis revealed that the band’s forthcoming album will contain a song that references Van Halen. In the ’90s, when alternative rock became immensely popular, Pixies became an indispensable part of the music scene. Its combination of punk rock and surf rock sounds attracted the audience. The band’s music is characterized by a style that transitions from loud to quiet to loud again. The exceptional songwriting abilities of Francis have also impressed their fans. His surreal lyrics about extraterrestrials have had a significant impact on the rock music scene. Despite the band’s initial modest success in the United States, they achieved greater success in the United Kingdom. They influenced influential groups like Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins.

They were able to reunite in 2004 as a result of their continued success following their breakup. Since then, the band has embarked on massive tours and released albums such as “Indie Cindy” and “Head Carrier.” The 2019 release of “Beneath the Eyrie” was their most recent album. Black Francis announced in February 2022 that he wrote forty songs for the upcoming album. On September 30, 2022, the band will release their new album, “Doggerel,” as well as the single “There’s a Moon On.”

In a recent interview, Francis provided hints about the content of their upcoming album. He discussed the song ‘Dregs of the Wine,’ which makes reference to the band Van Halen. According to him, the lyrics depict a fictitious argument between him and his first wife. According to the lyrics, they are unable to decide which version of “You Really Got Me” they prefer. While he prefers the original version by The Kinks, his wife prefers the Van Halen rendition. Francis stated that they used this fabricated story as an excuse for their breakup. He noted that this was a joke only he and she understood. Black Francis explained that the song “Dregs of the Wine” contained a reference to Van Halen.

“That was a song about a time in my life when I lived in Los Angeles with my first wife; we made frequent trips to Las Vegas and engaged in excessive drinking and drug use. It is a fond recollection of those times. The argument about Van Halen is a reference to a fabricated argument that my wife and I created to justify our separation. What shall we tell all the nice people who inquire about our breakup? That will be our stated justification. Therefore, it’s just a friendly inside joke between her and me.” The two versions of “You Really Got Me” can be heard below.

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