Indie rock band Pixies’s ‘There Goes My Gun (Peel Session)‘ was featured towards the end of the latest episode of the Syfy series Happy! this week — Season 2, Episode 9, “Five Chicken Fingers and a Gun“. (aired 22nd May, 2019).
One of the most well-written episodes of the season, by the way.
The track was played as Smoothie makes Amanda inject Nick with an unknown drug, and as Hailey finds a gun in the chafing dish.
Pixie’s ‘There Goes My Gun (Peel Session)‘ is, of course, from live versions Pixies played during several appearances on iconic DJ John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show.
The album from those sessions was recorded between 1988 and 1991, and is available on the indie record label 4AD.
The 2014 album Doolittle 25: B-Sides, Peel Sessions and Demos also features two versions of ‘There Goes My Gun‘. The Peel Session version, and a demo version of the track.
A short history of Pixies
As for Pixies, the band was originally founded in 1983 and stayed together until 1993. During that time, they released four studio albums — Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova and Trompe le Monde.
Pixies broke up in 1993 after lead singer Black Francis, to the surprise of the other band members, announced the break up while on a BBC radio show.
The band decided to reunite in 2004, and have stayed together since then.
Their last two albums were the 2016 release Head Carrier, which released on the band’s own label and on Belgium indie label PIAS Recordings, and the 2018 album Live From The Fallout Shelter via 4AD.
As for the track featured on Happy!, Pixie’s ‘There Goes My Gun (Peel Session)‘, you can watch and listen to it being performed live in Dublin, Ireland back in 2009 in the video below.
You can also hear the band’s album Doolittle 25 in its entirety, including the two versions of ‘There Goes My Gun‘, in the Spotify widget below.
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