Off topic...kind of, but I read at some point that the Pixies originally planned to to The Shadows "Apache" to start that record. Maybe they found out that Hank Marvin couldn't surf. Did the Pixies ever play "Apache" live?
I'm curious about the cecilia ann link to Satie. I've checked his works and couldn't find a thing. The closest I found was a song by a contemporary of Satie's, Gabriel Faure, called "Sicilienne." I.e., Sicilian. A stretch? It's closer than "three songs in the shape of a pear."
Sorry to post on such an old thread, I'm sure these guys aren't on the forum anymore.
Stumbled across this thread as BF said he was using Satie's music for a cover recently. Had no idea Cecilia Ann was from Satie's music, or in part inspired by. From a listen pretty sure it is Gnossienne 5.