Letter to Memphis

Summary

"Letter to Memphis"
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Single by Pixies
from the album Trompe le Monde
Released1991 (1991)
Recorded1991
Studio
GenreAlternative rock
Length2:39
LabelElektra/4AD
Songwriter(s)Black Francis
Producer(s)Gil Norton
Pixies singles chronology
"Alec Eiffel"
(1991)
"Letter to Memphis"
(1991)
"Head On"
(1991)

"Letter to Memphis" is a single by the alternative rock band Pixies, from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde. The song was frontman Black Francis' take on Chuck Berry's song "Memphis, Tennessee".[1] An instrumental version was included as a B-side to the "Alec Eiffel" single and later became the closing track of their compilation Complete 'B' Sides.[1]

In the December 1991 issue of Spin, critic Ivan Kreilkamp commented on "Letter to Memphis": "out of the kitsch and froth of the Pixies' sensibility, a line like 'trying to get to you' sticks in your mind like a piece of genuine feeling hidden on the back of a tacky postcard."[2]

Charts

Chart (1991) Peak
position
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[3] 6

References

  1. ^ a b Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies - Josh Frank, Caryn Ganz - Google Books
  2. ^ SPIN - Google Books
  3. ^ "Pixies Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 July 2021.