Black Francis's cult classic song from Pixies' album Surfer Rosa is brought to life as a whimsical adventure story in this vibrant picture book.
"Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Way out in the water
See it swimmin'..."
Where Is My Mind? is an imaginative picture book based on Black Francis's lyrics to one of Pixies' most beloved songs. The song was released on their certified-gold album Surfer Rosa, and later appeared in the film Fight Club.
Parents and children alike will delight in following the story of a young girl who loses her mind when she falls off a skateboard, then travels to magical lands in search of it. Brilliantly illustrated by Alex Eben Meyer, Where Is My Mind? is a celebration of creativity, both in song and story.
Included in Publishers Weekly's Spring 2021 Children's Sneak Previews
"If you’ve ever heard the Pixies play their cult classic 'Where Is My Mind,' you were probably grooving on its grisly guitars, its lurching drumbeat, its general sense of surreal mischief. But you were probably not thinking, 'Hey, this would make a great children’s book.' But pop culture is always full of surprises, and 'Where Is My Mind' has indeed become a children’s book--part of the LyricPop series put out by the Brooklyn-based indie publisher Akashic Books."
Critical praise for the song "Where Is My Mind?"
"Not long before he formed the Pixies, Black Francis went scuba-diving in the Caribbean. Some of the fish chased him around the ocean. The experience freaked him out, and "Where Is My Mind?" is a pretty straightforward telling of the incident. The eerie 1whooooo' background vocals were recorded in a bathroom to get that great echo sound. The song took on a new meaning in 1999 when it played over the end credits of Fight Club. That's where millions of people first heard the song, instantly making it one of the Pixies' most beloved works."