Planet of Sound

Summary

"Planet of Sound"
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Single by Pixies
from the album Trompe le Monde
A-side"Planet of Sound"
B-side
  • "Theme from NARC"
  • "Build High"
  • "Evil Hearted You"
ReleasedMay 28, 1991 (1991-05-28)
Recorded1991
Studio
GenreAlternative rock
Length2:09
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)Black Francis
Producer(s)Gil Norton
Pixies singles chronology
"Dig for Fire"
(1990)
"Planet of Sound"
(1991)
"Alec Eiffel"
(1991)

"Planet of Sound" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies, from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde. It was written and sung by frontman Black Francis and produced by Gil Norton during the album's recording sessions. "Planet of Sound" was released as the first single from Trompe le Monde in the US and UK. The single version is a different mix from the one included on the album. The lyrics reference the instrumental song "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams.

Pixies singer Black Francis later re-recorded the song for his 2004 solo album Frank Black Francis.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Planet of Sound"Black Francis2:09
2."Theme from Narc"Brian L. Schmidt1:48
3."Build High"Francis1:42
4."Evil Hearted You"Graham Gouldman2:37