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The Pixies

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Any other Pixies fans about? They are now just about my favourite band ever. They were the forerunners of alternative rock and a big influence on Nirvana. If ure into any rock, punk or indie, check them out. They were around from 1987 to 1991/2. And I saw Frank Black (songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist) at Reading this year <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    I certainly used to be, about the same time as I was listening to James, Inspiral Carpets etc.....I think I've even got most of their albums somewhere, and a bootlegged live performance tape.

    Just after getting to Uni my tastes changed to more house/trance/techno stuff which is pretty much the way it is now, so I don't listen to them as much anymore.

    I did get Frank Black's first two solo albums though, a bit weird but still inspired stuff, didn't Kim Deal (sp?) form her own band too??

    So what's ya best rated album by 'em??

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pixies were the best ever! Yeah! Frank Black got wicked fat though... 'Where Is My Mind' is a totally genius song, all of their songs are. Everyone should own at least one Pixies cd.
    ~ned
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Their best album (not including Trompe le Monde which i haven't got) was undoubtedly Doolittle - quite possible the best album ever. Come on Pilgrim is great too tho unfortunately u can only get it tacked onto the end of Surfer Rosa unless u can find an import copy. There's one in HMV Belfast that i might get. I recommend any newcomers to them to start with Death to the Pixies - their best of. There is about 7 or 8 songs off doolittle on it. Well worth getting.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Havent heard much Pixies stuff, but they were a huge influence on Radiohead when they werer starting out (Pablo Honey and before) so they wont be shite!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was talking to my friends about this earlier-at the moment there are no bands around who i absolutely love. i used to have a thing for Blur and got into a band called Soulwax for a bit but since then i only really find myself getting into the house/trance/techo stuff at clubs and that's about it.

    Although, having said that, when i first heard 'where is my mind' at the end of Fight Club I became completely obsessed with it, so maybe the Pixies is the band for me.

    Suggestions as to which album to start with?

    if in doubt-dance.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Like i said, start with Death to the Pixies - the best of. Then buy the studio albums according to your favourites off it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    God yes!
    Remember dancing to the Pixies in the Ritz on a monday night while at Manchester Uni in the late 80's
    Saw them a couple of times at Reading.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    at Streetlight Records (http://www.streetlightrecords.com) they have a few copies of Come On Pilgrim for only $10, i got mine for 8. My band does this kind of mellee of Pixies songs all strung together and it turns out pretty wicked if you ask me.

    ~ned
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