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- Posted on May 30th 2008 3:30PM by Kim Davis
'Gouge Away,' by Pixies
Last time we saw this pill-popping version of our island hero, he was bombing down the street in the middle of the day, blasting Nirvana's 'Scentless Apprentice' in his appropriately beat-up truck, searching for a funeral parlor. This time? Same truck, same destination but at night, sans the cool shades and to a decidedly different tune. Enter the Pixies' 'Gouge Away' -- the final track (how appropriate!) off their second studio album, 'Doolittle.'
Where 'Scentless Apprentice' left us with a sense of being lost and numb (no pun), 'Gouge Away' serves up an even more sinister type of brooding. With its low bass line and Black Francis' raspy lyrics -- not to mention its nod to the biblical story of Samson -- the song references violence and brutality. Perhaps the kind that Jack knows, according to his encounter with Jeremy Benthem (a.k.a. John Locke!), is transpiring on the island that he abandoned years earlier.
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