The Pixies were formed in Boston in 1986, and “Where is My Mind” was written by frontman Black Francis while he was a student at UMass Amherst. The song was originally released on their 1988 album Surfer Rosa.
I discovered the Pixies in 1992 when I became a DJ at my high school radio station, WIQH, 88.3 FM Concord. That was the time I was first introduced to indie rock music. The station had songs recorded on things called “carts” (think Super Nintendo game cartridge crossed with a VHS tape, containing just a single track), and Where is My Mind was one of the few green labeled ones that I liked to play on my show (green meant “alternative;” I usually stuck to the blue “pop”).
This song is probably most widely recognized, however, for being played at the end of the 1999 movie Fight Club:
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