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The Pixies performing in June 2004. Left to right: Joey Santiago, Black Francis, David Lovering and Kim Deal.
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Alternative rock, college rock, indie rock
Years active 1986–1993
2004–present
Labels 4AD, Elektra, Spin Art, Artemis
Associated acts The Breeders, Frank Black and the Catholics, The Amps, The Martinis, Grand Duchy
Website pixiesmusic.com
Members
Black Francis
Joey Santiago
Kim Deal
David Lovering
.The Pixies are an American alternative rock band that formed in Boston in 1986. The group disbanded in 1993 under acrimonious circumstances but reunited in 2004. Black Francis (lead vocals and guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), Kim Deal (bass), and David Lovering (drums) have been the band's continual members.^ The rest of the band kept a brisk, melody-less beat— Kim Deal on bass, David Lovering on drums, Charles "Frank Black" Thompson laying off vocals and rhythm guitar for a bit—when Santiago...
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^ Black Francis's wailing yet harmonic vocals combining with Kim Deal's own excellent voice, all over booming drums courtesy of David Lovering and with the best guitarring ever by Joey Santiago.
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^ They consist of Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar; also known as "Black Francis" and later ''Frank Black''), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums).
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.While the Pixies found only modest success in their home country, they were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, although never achieving mainstream success with their studio albums.^ While the Pixies found only modest success in their home country, they were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, although never achieving mainstream success with their studio albums.
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^ Studio album by Pixies .

^ Kurt Cobain later revealed himself to be a huge fan of the Pixies, though they never attained the same mainstream fame as Nirvana.
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[1]
.The band's style of alternative rock music is heavily influenced by punk and indie rock, and while highly melodic, is capable of being tremendously abrasive at the same time.^ Tagged: indie-rock , rock music .
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^ China, it's time to get your indie rock on.
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^ I'm so bad at being in rock music.
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Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter and singer and has a distinctly desperate, yowling delivery. He has typically written cryptic songs about offbeat subjects, such as UFOs and surrealism. .References to mental instability, violent Biblical imagery, and physical injury feature in many of the band's songs.^ Because the band barely glanced back at history, many found musical reference points misleading.
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^ Even if the word ‘heavy’ didn’t feature heavily in many of the song titles, I’d still be drawing that conclusion.
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^ There are many other bands and artists that I like and know some songs and parts of songs from.

.The group is frequently posited as the immediate forebear of the alternative rock boom of the 1990s, though they disbanded before reaping any of the benefits this might have brought them.^ The guys played great together even though they were unable to practice as a team before their first match and many players had not played soccer in several years.

^ While the Pixies were touted as the band to bring indie rock into the mainstream, they simply laid the groundwork for the alternative explosion of the early '90s.
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[2][3] .Avowed fan Kurt Cobain's acknowledgement of the debt Nirvana owed to the Pixies,[4] along with similar tributes by other alternative bands, ensured that the Pixies' legacy and influence grew substantially in the years following their demise.^ About 3 years before Kurt Cobain released Nevermind, the Pixies were hard at work perfecting their brand of twisted Beach Boys-meets-Sonic Youth-meets-Lou Reed-meets-Ramones indie rock.
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^ One of THE essential Indie albums I was introduced to the Pixies via my love for Nirvana - I read a number of interviews in which Kurt Cobain praised them, and the fact that he sited "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as...
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^ Kurt Cobain later revealed himself to be a huge fan of the Pixies, though they never attained the same mainstream fame as Nirvana.
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[5][6]

Contents

History

Formation

.The history of the Pixies began when undergraduates Joey Santiago and Black Francis (born Charles Thompson IV) shared a room at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.^ The band was formed in 1985 by fellow undergrad flatmates Joey Santiago (lead guitar) and Black Francis (born Charles Thompson IV) (vocals, lead guitar).
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^ The Pixies were formed in Boston, MA, in 1986 by Charles Thompson and his roommate, Joey Santiago.
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^ She met Charles Thompson, the man who would call himself Black Francis in the Pixies and now calls himself Frank Black, and the Pixies began in 1985.
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.Santiago soon introduced Francis to the music of David Bowie and 1970s punk rock, and the pair began to jam together.^ These hopes seemed unfounded until 2003, when Black revealed in an interview that he had considered reuniting the band and that he, Deal, Santiago, and Lovering occasionally got together to jam.
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^ A Pixies European tour teamed up with David Bowie at Schuttord and Ulm, Germany, as well as pairing with 4AD's finest Leeds signing, the Pales Saints.
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^ The type of music I play is mainly Rock, Metal, Punk, Classic Rock, and stuff like that.

[7] .Francis then embarked on a student exchange trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, but upon arriving struggled to grasp the Spanish language.^ Half way through his studies at the college, he went to Puerto Rico to study Spanish, and after six months he decided to move back to the U.S. to form a band.
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^ At exactly 11.30 on the morning of May 7, 1985, Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson (IV) woke up and realised that the last 6 months of his life in San Juan, Puerto Rico, had been a nightmare dreamt up by his worst enemy.
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^ Puerto Rico references and Spanish lyrics are found on the tracks "Oh My Golly!"

[8] .After spending six months in an apartment with a "weirdo, psycho, gay roommate",[9] he returned to Amherst and dropped out of the university.^ Six months later the band returned to the limelight with the full-length album, "Surfer Rosa", which was released in March 1988.
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^ Jack chose not to wake the rest of the crew before returning, after a further six-month journey back to Earth.
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^ In Boston, Charles spent two weeks trying to convince Joey Santiago, his old college roommate, to drop out of school and join his band.
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[7][10] .The two spent 1984 working in a warehouse, with Francis composing songs on his acoustic guitar and writing lyrics on the subway train.^ Many of the songs are brutal, with heavily distorted guitars and strange lyrics about incest and injury, yet they are often quite catchy and melodic.
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^ Charles worked his ass off song after song - sweating, pounding his guitar, singing like an angel, screaming like brat - Kim had her famous smile(?
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^ He plays 2 or 3 songs off his first solo record on an acoustic guitar.
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[11]
.The pair formed a band in January 1986. Bassist Kim Deal joined Santiago and Francis two weeks later[12] after responding to a classified advertisement Francis had placed, seeking a female bassist who liked both folk music icons Peter, Paul and Mary and the hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü.^ As a teenager, Kim Deal formed a folk rock band named The Breeders with her sister.
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^ She joined Thompson and lead guitarist Joey Santiago , who had formed the band a week earlier.
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^ Main article: Pixies Deal became a bassist and backing vocalist for the Pixies in January 1986, after answering an advertisement in the Boston Phoenix for a bassist who was into hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü and folk music icons Peter, Paul and Mary .
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[13] .Deal was the only person to respond, but arrived at the audition without a bass guitar as she had never played the instrument before.^ She also plays keyboard, guitar and bass for the band.
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^ Deal was the only person to respond and arrived at the audition without a bass guitar ; she had never played the instrument before.
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^ Real Name: Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
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[14][15] .She claimed her twin sister Kelley Deal had a bass back in Dayton and that she had no money to get it.^ Kim arrived at the audition without a bass, claiming her sister had one back in Dayton, but she had no money to get it.
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^ Her twin sister, Kelley Deal , is also part of the project.
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^ She claimed her sister had a bass back in Dayton and that she had no money to get it.
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.Francis lent her $50 for the airfare and Deal returned with the bass guitar.^ Francis lent her $50 for the airfare and Kim returned with the bass guitar.
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^ Real Name: Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
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^ This sample contains the first bridge and chorus, and features Deal, singing lead vocals, repeating the same bass guitar melody.

[16] .The trio started rehearsing in Deal's apartment, "because the old lady upstairs couldn't hear."^ The trio started rehearsing in Kim's apartment, "because the old lady upstairs couldn't hear".
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[17]
.After recruiting Deal, the band tried unsuccessfully to get her sister to join as its drummer.^ The band tried to get Kelley to join on drums unsuccessfully.
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^ In Boston, Charles spent two weeks trying to convince Joey Santiago, his old college roommate, to drop out of school and join his band.
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^ The Breeders were without a drummer, so Albini suggested Britt Walford of the band Slint join for the recording sessions.
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[18] .Kim's husband suggested they hire drummer David Lovering, whom Kim had met at her wedding reception.^ Their original drummer was quickly dismissed and Kim suggested a guy she'd met once at her wedding reception.
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^ To complete the lineup, Murphy suggested they hire David Lovering , a friend of his, as drummer ; Deal had already met Lovering at her wedding reception.
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^ David Lovering left the Martinis and became the touring drummer for C*****r , and also appeared on Tanya Donelly 's Sliding and Diving, but found himself unemployed in the late '90s.
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[19][20] The group arrived at a name after Santiago selected the word "pixies" randomly from a dictionary and took a liking to its definition as "mischievous little elves".[7] The group was originally named "Pixies In Panoply" ("Things on Fire" was considered),[21] but soon shortened it to "Pixies".[22][23] Once the band had settled on a name and stable line-up, they moved rehearsals to Lovering's parents' garage in mid-1986.[17][24] Their first show—named as "possibly the worst gig in the history of rock" by the band—took place at the The Rathskeller, Boston, where they performed early versions of "Here Comes Your Man", "Dig for Fire", and "Build High".[7]

Record contract and Come On Pilgrim

.While the Pixies were playing a concert with Throwing Muses, they were noticed by producer Gary Smith (Fort Apache Studios).^ At the Muses concert, Gary Smith, an artist manager and producer at Boston\'s Fort Apache studios, heard the group and offered to record them.
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^ At the Muses concert, Gary Smith, an artist manager and producer at Boston's Fort Apache studios, heard the group and offered to record them.
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^ At the Muses concert, Gary Smith , an artist manager and producer at Boston's Fort Apache studios, heard the group and offered to record them.
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.He told the band he "could not sleep until you guys are world famous."^ Smith heard the band and felt he "could not sleep until you guys are world famous".
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^ But have you guys ever thought that if we could learn some people skills, maybe we would get the girl we are all dreaming of?
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^ JH: Did you ever want the Pixies to be the biggest band in the world?
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[7] .The band produced a 17 track demo at Fort Apache soon afterwards, known to fans as "The Purple Tape" because of the tape cover's purple background.^ At the Muses concert, Gary Smith, an artist manager and producer at Boston's Fort Apache studios, heard the group and offered to record them.
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^ The ambitious Kim soon built a home studio in the family recreation room, losing herself in the cables of her Tascam 38 eight-track tape recorder.
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^ Ivo Watts of 4AD was so impressed with the tape, he signed the band and in October '87, released 8 tracks off the demo, which became the mini-album, "Come On Pilgrim".
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.Funded by Francis' father at the cost of $1000, the recording session was completed in three days.^ The sessions were mixed over a further three days (the $1,000 costs were funded by Charles' father), to create "The Purple Tape".
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^ In March 1987, the Pixies recorded 18 songs over the course of three days.
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^ The recording process took the entire booked period of ten working days to complete, with extra vocal mixes subsequently added in the studio.

[25] .The tape was released exclusively as a demo to interested parties, including Ivo Watts-Russell at independent record label 4AD and local promoter Ken Goes, who became the band's manager.^ Copies were sent to interested parties, including local promoter Ken Goes (who immediately became their manager).
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^ The Breeders' demo was sent to 4AD head Ivo Watts-Russell , who immediately signed them to the label.
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^ The Breeders wanted to re-record the demo tape for a general release.
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[7] .Watts-Russell nearly passed on the band, finding them too normal, "too rock 'n' roll", but signed them at the persuasion of his girlfriend.^ Upon hearing the tape, 4AD head Ivo Watts-Russell remarked "This is absolutely magical, beautiful stuff", and signed them to the label.
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^ Also, Diddy repeatedly says that he's signing the Artic Monkeys to Bad Boy, which would make them the second rock band in Bad Boy history.
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[26][27]
.Upon signing with 4AD (the band later claimed they were "the coolest record company to pay on time"),[7] eight tracks from the Purple Tape were selected for the Come On Pilgrim EP, the band's first release.^ Pixies -9 Tracks (purple Tape .
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^ Impressed with the cassette, Watts signed the band and released eight of the demo's songs as the EP Come On Pilgrim in 1987.
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^ For the release of the band's first official recording COME ON PILGRIM (1987), Kim, whose day job was as a receptionist at a doctor's office, adopted the stage name "Mrs.
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.In the EP, Francis drew upon his experiences in Puerto Rico, mostly in the songs "Vamos" and "Isla de Encanta"; the album included lyrics describing the poverty in Puerto Rico.^ Isla de Encanta .
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^ While the sepia-tinted flamenco album cover and Hispanic titles like "Vamos" and "Isla De Encanta" were directly influenced by Charles' sojourn in Puerto Rico, and the desire to connect with some ancient, primal emotion could be traced to the singer's recent visit to an archaeological dig in Arizona, the album's preoccupation with religion was more deeply rooted in Charles' born-again, Pentecostal upbringing.
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^ I have all of their albums now, and while this is not my favourite, it still holds a special place in my heart as it was my first experience of Black Francis and his band of debasers.
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.The religious lyrics in Come On Pilgrim and later albums came from his born-again Christian days in the Pentecostal Church.^ The title, "Come On Pilgrim" was taken from a song by Larry Norman, a Christian folk singer who Charles saw perform at summer camp when he was 13.
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^ The songs on this album were originally recorded as the band's original demo, the remainder of which became the band's first album, Come On Pilgrim .
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^ We ended up coming back over to Cocoa Beach a couple days later & then last weekend took advantage of waves on our coast caused by Katrina.
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[citation needed]
.Come On Pilgrim showcased much of the Pixies' variety and set up the beginnings of many trends in their music.^ The Pixies' previous release, Come On Pilgrim , was an EP rather than a full album.

^ JH: So many trends have come and gone since you started making music, and it happens even faster now.
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^ In America, The Pixies live shows were starting to pick up a cult following, while critics in England attempted to locate the group's fleetfooted muse in "Come On Pilgrim" and often floundered in an ocean of riddles and ridicule.
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.It includes two songs partly sung in Spanish ("Vamos" and "Isla de Encanta") and two songs that explicitly mention incest—"Nimrod's Son" and "The Holiday Song" (About this sound sample ).^ Isla de encanta .
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^ Isla de Encanta .
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."I've Been Tired" refers metaphorically to sex and rock and roll culture and features a sense of humor, and there are four songs with religious references ("Caribou", "Nimrod's Son", "I've Been Tired" and "The Holiday Song").^ Thank God there are some rock stars out there with a sense of humor.
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^ There is nobody who is more rock-and-roll than Kim Deal.
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^ "When I reached my teens, I discovered rock 'n roll and started getting interested in girls," he recalls, "so I guess that sort of religious/sexual conflict of interests is where a lot of the songs come from.
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Beyond lyrical trends, Come On Pilgrim displayed Santiago's erratic leads (as best displayed in "Vamos"), Kim Deal's harmonies (the then-married Deal used the pseudonym "Mrs. John Murphy" on the first few Pixies records, as an ironic feminist joke), and Black Francis's vocal range, from screaming to simple, traditional sung melodies.[28]

Surfer Rosa and Doolittle

.Come On Pilgrim was followed by the band's first full-length album, Surfer Rosa.^ Is "Surfer Rosa" the best Pixies album?
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^ Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim 4.8 out of 5 stars ( 40 ) 4.98 .
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^ Both include all five Pixies studio albums ( Come on Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova and Trompe le Monde ) on LP, CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs, plus a previously unreleased live recording and other extras.
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.The album was recorded by Steve Albini (who was hired by Watts-Russell on the advice of a 4AD colleague),[29] completed in two weeks, and released in early 1988. Albini later became notable for recording Nirvana's In Utero at the request of Kurt Cobain, who had cited Surfer Rosa as one of his main musical influences, and particularly admired the album's natural and powerful drum sounds—a result of Albini's influence on the record.^ Nirvana 's Kurt Cobain cited Surfer Rosa as the basis for Nevermind 's songwriting.

^ Cobain hired Albini to produce Nirvana's 1993 album In Utero , primarily due to his contribution to Surfer Rosa .

^ On the advice of a 4AD colleague, Watts-Russell looked to hire Steve Albini , frontman of Big Black , as the record's engineer and producer.

[30] .Surfer Rosa gained the Pixies acclaim throughout the musical world; both Melody Maker and Sounds gave Surfer Rosa their "Album of the Year" award.^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
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^ The seductive Gigantic, on which she also sang lead vocals, featured on Pixies' debut full-length, 1988's Surfer Rosa, but would be her sole songwriting contribution to the group.
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^ Independent music magazines Melody Maker and Sounds named Surfer Rosa as their album of the year; NME and Record Mirror placed the album 10th and 14th respectively.

[7] .The success of Surfer Rosa would lead to the band signing an American distribution deal with major record label Elektra before the release of its next album.^ The Pixies convened to record their first full-length album, Surfer Rosa , with producer Steve Albini , who had pioneered the thin, abrasive indie-guitar grind with Big Black.
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^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
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^ After releasing the disappointing The Cult of Ray for American in 1996, Black shuffled between different labels before ending up at spinART for 1999's Pistolero, where he also released his subsequent solo albums, most of which were met with a fair-to-middling response.
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.As with Come On Pilgrim, the band delivered a wide range of song styles.^ The title, "Come On Pilgrim" was taken from a song by Larry Norman, a Christian folk singer who Charles saw perform at summer camp when he was 13.
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^ The songs on this album were originally recorded as the band's original demo, the remainder of which became the band's first album, Come On Pilgrim .
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^ Ivo Watts of 4AD was so impressed with the tape, he signed the band and in October '87, released 8 tracks off the demo, which became the mini-album, "Come On Pilgrim".
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.Sonically and thematically, Surfer Rosa was similar to Come On Pilgrim—from the drum-driven "Bone Machine", that showed a trademark propensity for surreal lyrics,[31] to pop guitar songs such as "Broken Face",[32] "Break My Body", and "Brick is Red". The band included heavier material, such as "Something Against You", with Black Francis' distorted screaming a prominent feature in the song, and Q Magazine later named Surfer Rosa as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time.^ One of the most influential albums of all time...
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^ The album includes heavier material, and prominently features the band's trademark quiet-loud dynamic.

^ You were there; was the show awful or something?
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[33] .A re-recorded version of "Vamos"—a song that appeared on Come On Pilgrim—appears on the album.^ The title, "Come On Pilgrim" was taken from a song by Larry Norman, a Christian folk singer who Charles saw perform at summer camp when he was 13.
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^ The line "Here Comes Your Man" appears at the end of their song "Backseat Dog", and immediately precedes "Kim Deal" in the track listing.
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^ Rolling Stone gave the album three stars when it reviewed the album in 1992 for Elektra's Surfer Rosa / Come On Pilgrim re-release.

The track, "You Fuckin' Die! .(I Said)" (referred to as "Bonus Track" or "Untitled" on most versions of the CD) that appears toward the end of the album is actually an accidental studio recording of Francis and Deal talking amicably and joking, and despite the title of the song, there is none of the tension present between the two that later drove the band apart.^ The untitled eleventh track consists of a quiet recording of conversation in the studio.

^ I thought I'd do everything on four-track, and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio, and then I'll have a solo album released by spring.
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^ After releasing the disappointing The Cult of Ray for American in 1996, Black shuffled between different labels before ending up at spinART for 1999's Pistolero, where he also released his subsequent solo albums, most of which were met with a fair-to-middling response.
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.Surfer Rosa featured popular songs such as "Gigantic"—their first single and one of the few songs on which bassist Kim Deal sang lead vocals[34]—"River Euphrates", and "Where Is My Mind?" (About this sound sample ), which was played at the end of the film Fight Club and, as a result, is one of their best-known songs to date.^ Audio samples of Surfer Rosa .

^ For Surfer Rosa (1988), Deal sang lead vocals on the album's only single " Gigantic " ( sample ( help · info ) ), which she co-wrote with Thompson.
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^ Gigantic " was the only single taken from Surfer Rosa .

.After their critically acclaimed album, the band arrived in England to support Throwing Muses on the European "Sex and Death" tour—beginning at the Mean Fiddler in London.^ A year after the Pixies breakup, Deal's identical twin sister Kelley joined The Breeders on lead guitar and the band released its second album, Last Splash , to critical acclaim and considerable commercial success.
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^ Soon it was clear that the band was beginning to show signs of tour fatigue.
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^ In April, the band started their 50-date "Sex & Death" European tour in Brighton and this time around, even national papers like The Independent were hailing them as "the most important band from the East Coast of America.
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[35] .The tour also took them to the Netherlands, where the Pixies had already received enough media attention to be headlining the tour.^ The Pixies also toured the UK to massive acclaim including a headline appearance at the Reading and Leeds Festivals .
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^ I am of course familiar with Kim Deal already, courtesy of The Pixies who I saw on their reunion tour in 2005.
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Francis later recalled: "The first place I made it with the Pixies was in Holland."[36] The setlist included new songs such as "In Heaven", "Hey", and "Wild Honey Pie", and the tour became notable for the band's in-jokes, such as playing their entire set list in alphabetical order.[2] .The aforementioned songs were recorded in a Peel session in July at the BBC and they soon made a second trip to the studios; choosing "Dead", "Tame", "There Goes My Gun", and "Manta Ray" to be recorded.^ There Goes My Gun 1:24; 3.
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^ There was another song that emerged from the “Bam Thwok” sessions in 2004 that Black says Deal has recently worked on.
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^ Kim Kim: I can understand that after going into the Kandi's recording studio you made the decision that you wanted to record "Tardy for the Party" by yourself.
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.In total, the band recorded six Peel sessions and released an album, Pixies at the BBC, with selected recorded tracks from those sessions.^ The band recorded several B-sides, a Peel Session and a video for "Hellbound".
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^ Music - Jun 25, 2009 Pixies frontman Black Francis has revealed that he is planning to record the band s first new album since 1991 s Trompe Le Monde with a Hollywood film director.
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^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
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[37]
.Around this time, the Pixies struck up a relationship with the British producer, Gil Norton.^ At the end of 1988, the group reentered the studio, this time with British producer Gil Norton.
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^ Even the band's producer, Gil Norton , noticed this, and later said: "There was one song, 'Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons', that I thought was perfect for her to sing.
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^ While the Pixies did cancel their planned American tour, due to "exhaustion," the band reconvened in the spring of 1991 to record its fourth album, again with Gil Norton.
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.Norton was to produce their second full album, Doolittle (provisionally titled Whore),[7] which was recorded in the last six weeks of 1988 and seen as a departure from the raw sound of Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa.^ It's been six years since the last Breeders album, Title TK .
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^ Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim 4.8 out of 5 stars ( 40 ) 4.98 .
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^ Is "Surfer Rosa" the best Pixies album?
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.Doolittle had a much cleaner sound, largely due to Norton and the production budget of US$40,000, which was quadruple that of Surfer Rosa.^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ I loved 'Doolittle', but then when I got to Surfer Rosa/Come on Pilgrim about a year ago I liked the odd song but wasn't bothered about the album overall, how wrong was I???!!!???
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^ Top international surfers battled the rising swell for US $50, 000.

[38] Much of the album's subject matter remained similar to the previous two albums; several song titles seemed to evoke images of bloodshed and mutilation, such as "I Bleed", "Wave of Mutilation", and "Gouge Away".
.Doolittle began with "Debaser" (sample ), an ode to the 1929 surrealist Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí film Un chien andalou.^ Un Chien Andalou is genuinely disturbing, however...
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."Debaser" is perhaps their most highly regarded song; in March 2005, Q magazine placed the song at number 21 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.^ People Magazine places SUP on the HIP List .
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.Doolittle featured the prominent single "Here Comes Your Man"; an unusually jaunty and pop-like song for the band.^ Here Comes Your Man (12") .
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^ It appears in the video for "Here Comes Your Man".
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^ Even when they added a live band to the mix, they managed not to come off like an off-brand Roots.
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[39] .It nearly landed the band a mimed appearance on the TV chat show Wogan, which was mocked in the video to the song.^ The song was chosen in order to move the band onto the next stage with an appearance on "Top Of The Pops" (it was the only song on the album with an easily recognisable chorus).
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^ Watch the band's brand new video for "Lisztomania" over at Pitchfork.tv right now.
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^ Despite such breaks, the band were still determined to make life difficult for themselves by not playing their hit single, "Here Comes Your Man" either live or on the numerous TV chat shows they were offered.
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[40][41] ."Monkey Gone to Heaven", the only Pixies song with a string section, was a Top 10 modern rock radio hit in the US,[42] reached the Top 100 in the UK,[43] and still receives regular radio play.^ The "song about a superhero named Tony" ("Tony's Theme") was the most lighthearted song the Pixies had recorded, pointing the way to their more overtly playful, whimsical work on Doolittle.
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^ The Pixies' busy, brief songs, extreme dynamics, and subversion of pop song structures proved one of the touchstones of '90s alternative rock.
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^ You don't have to write a song that people like for 20 years, that's still on the radio.
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.Deal's only songwriting contribution to the album was the song "Silver" (co-written with Francis), on which Deal played slide guitar and Lovering played the bass guitar.^ She also plays keyboard, guitar and bass for the band.
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^ DOOLITTLE (1989) followed a year later, with Deal contributing the song "Silver" and appearing on slide guitar.
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^ Joey also participated to the recording of an album by the Canadian female artist Holly McNarland ( more information ) and played guitars on Charles Douglas' album "Statecraft" (Enabler Records, 2004).
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[44] .Lovering sang lead vocals on "La La Love You", an atypical love song from the band.^ La la Love You .
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^ She rarely sang on the band's songs during this time; a vocal contribution to "I've Been Waiting for You" ( sample ( info ) ), being one of her few.
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^ David intro'ed "La La Love You" with "This is for all the ladies.."
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.Like Surfer Rosa, Doolittle was acclaimed by fans and music critics alike, and it is perhaps their best-selling record; it was certified gold by the RIAA on November 10, 1995. In 2003, the album was ranked number 226 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.^ Acclaimed Music - Pure Pop lists ".

^ Rolling Stone did not review the album at the time of its first release.

^ Surfer Rosa was included on several end-of-year best album lists.

[45] It also placed on Q Magazine's 100 Greatest Albums Ever.[33]

Hiatus

.After Doolittle tensions between Deal and Francis came to a head (for example, Francis threw a guitar at Deal during a concert in Stuttgart),[46] and Deal was almost fired from the band.^ During a post- Doolittle tour, Thompson threw a guitar at Deal and she was almost fired from the band.
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^ During the hiatus, Black Francis went on a brief solo tour and Kim Deal formed a group with Tanya Donnely from the Throwing Muses and bassist Josephine Wiggs of Perfect Disaster , naming it after her teenage band, the Breeders .
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^ After returning from Edinburgh after recording Pod , Deal came close to being fired from the band; she flew to Los Angeles to meet the other members face-to-face, but the rest of the Pixies felt unable to tell her.
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Santiago, in an interview to Mojo, explained:[47]
Kim was headstrong and wanted to include her own songs, to explore her own world. .The way I think Charles [Black Francis] saw it, the band made pizzas, not cookies.^ The way I think Charles saw it, the band made pizzas, not cookies.
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^ After the Pixies reconvened in 1990, Deal felt increasingly sidelined by the band's frontman, Black Francis ; this led to the Pixies' breakup in early 1993.
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^ Originally posted by Picapiedra By the way, I think you did an excellent job on the "fiddle" last time I saw you in Austin.
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.Before we made Bossanova, we were even going to fire her after a gig in Frankfurt where we found her hanging out in her hotel room with no intention of playing.^ I was ready to bow out in the semis and I had no idea I was going to get that wave and this score.
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^ One night he banged on the door and said he was going to a gig and would I like to come and because being “out” was infinitely preferable to being “in” I said “yes” without even knowing what it was.
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^ Sometimes made at home but usually go out.
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.But our lawyer convinced us to try and work it out, to give her a warning or something.^ Was that something you guys worked out?
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^ There were a couple seats at the bar so we did our best to try to stay out of the way while enjoying a couple drinks.
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^ I admire the people who have been trying something different (with the exception of a certiain “pop-out” company and its owner).

.You know, I blocked that incident out of my head, that was too heavy for me.^ You know what you want out of life.
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^ I wanted to let you know, that my sons and I had a great time with Dave!
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^ I have been sining my WHOLE life and trust me you don't even know how to sign the right pitches.
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.Kim couldn't believe I'd be party to it but I told her, she didn't seem happy, so why hang around?^ Kim, I only have one question - Why didn't you go to Kandi's show?
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^ Kim: Well, I remember when David Jacobs called me and said that Sid was leaving the show, and I was just - I couldn't believe it.
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^ Next Post: Ask, Believe, Receive September 21, 2009 Kim talks about her emotional recording session and her party foul (or fall.
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.In the end, Kim realized it was Charles's bag, that he was the singer, but they kinda stopped talking after that.^ On their way down, they stopped in St. Petersburg to see Brody Welte of www.standupfitnessinc.com, Kim with www.paddleboardorlando.com, Roy at www.aceperformer.com in Ft.
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^ "There were no songs I wrote that I definitely didn't want done by The Pixies," Kim explained, "but I think that Charles is the lead singer for The Pixies and he writes the songs and that's good, that's as it should be.
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^ Sabrina , dude maybe we have really old souls and they like can talk to each other, so we totally get what each other say.
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.During the post-Doolittle "Fuck or Fight" tour of the United States, intended to promote the release of the album, the band's hectic schedule took its toll on the band members; the Pixies had released three albums in two years, as well as constant touring.^ Heather asked me two years ago when I was on tour in Japan, with the Pixies.
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^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
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^ Eric Byrnes singled, stole a base, scored a run and drove in two the day after signing a three-year, $30 million contract extension.
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.Near the end of the 1989 tour, during their homecoming Boston concert, Deal was in a drunken state, and Santiago smashed up his instruments and stormed off-stage.^ Easy take-off then walls up endlessly, with a barrel section at the end.
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^ I didn't end up carrying her everywhere , but I did stuff it in many a satchel during the earlier part of the year.

^ Heavier surfers and those that grew up surfing during the 80’s era tend to surf more with their rails then off their fins.

.After the tour's final date in New York, the band was too exhausted to attend the end-of-tour party the following night and soon announced a hiatus.^ The band soon announced a hiatus.
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^ At their final gig in New York the next day, the band were so drained and bewildered, they couldn't attend their end of tour party.
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^ GIANT announce new album title and tour dates .
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[2]
During this time, Santiago traveled to the Grand Canyon to "find himself", and Lovering jetted off to Jamaica. .Francis bought a yellow Cadillac and crossed America with his girlfriend (due to an aversion to flying), and while doing so performed solo gigs in order to raise money for furniture in his new Los Angeles apartment.^ While Joey went to find his soul in the Grand Canyon, David went to Jamaica to "think really hard" and Charles bought a yellow Cadillac and crossed America with his girlfriend, playing the occasional solo gig to pay for the furniture for his new apartment, Kim set about her own project: the second incarnation of The Breeders - a supergroup for the cultural margins whose line-up was completed by Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly and Josephine Wiggs, bass player for Perfect Disaster.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Wendy kohatsu, M.D. is a yonsei 4th generation Japanese American, raised in the wild suburbia of Los Angeles, with roots tracing back to the island of Okinawa.
  • Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.srfmr.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The Spy team rider Losness has offered up this incredible painting if Lowers in order to raise money for the Surfrider Foundation’s Save Trestles campaign.
  • Surfing - 5ones 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC 5ones.com [Source type: General]

.Deal formed a new band, The Breeders, named after a band she had formed with her sister as a teenager, with Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses and bassist Josephine Wiggs of Perfect Disaster.^ During the hiatus, Black Francis went on a brief solo tour and Kim Deal formed a group with Tanya Donnely from the Throwing Muses and bassist Josephine Wiggs of Perfect Disaster, naming it after her teenage band, the Breeders.
  • Amazon.com: Pixies: MP3 Downloads 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Perfect Disaster's Josephine Wiggs joined the band as bassist.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ As a teenager, Kim Deal formed a folk rock band named The Breeders with her sister.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.Their debut album, Pod, was released later that year.^ Six months later the band returned to the limelight with the full-length album, "Surfer Rosa", which was released in March 1988.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Released later in 1993, the album included the smash hit "Cannonball", which instantly brought The Breeders to a fame status The Pixies had never reached.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ After her successful debut album last year, Santi recently kicked-off her first headlining tour this summer in North America and Europe.
  • SurfGirl Magazine 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC issuu.com [Source type: General]

[48]

Bossanova, Trompe le Monde, and breakup

.In 1990, all members of the group except for Deal moved to Los Angeles.^ After returning from Edinburgh after recording Pod , Deal came close to being fired from the band; she flew to Los Angeles to meet the other members face-to-face, but the rest of the Pixies felt unable to tell her.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Remove all content they’ve added to this group Block member from rejoining this group .

^ The recording of the band's next album, Bossanova (1990), went ahead; however, Thompson wrote all of the album's original songs, with Deal feeling excluded from the process.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

[49] .Lovering stated that he, Santiago, and Francis moved there "because the recording studio was there.^ The Pixies reconvened in July 1990, with Francis, Santiago and Lovering moving to Los Angeles, California without Deal.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ I've been considering moving to Long Beach up here in New York (on Long Island) because I'd love to be that close to the ocean and be able to get out there every day.
  • Florida Surf Lessons -- Surfing Lessons, Learn to Surf, Surf Schools 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.floridasurflessons.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Francis · Kim Deal · David Lovering · Joey Santiago .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

[50] .At this time there was tension in the group, resulting in Deal being temporarily fired from the Pixies.^ After returning from Edinburgh after recording Pod , Deal came close to being fired from the band; she flew to Los Angeles to meet the other members face-to-face, but the rest of the Pixies felt unable to tell her.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't see a Pixies-less future being nearly as harsh on FB as on Deal, so I'm not quite so sure why she's so happy to say no, heh.
  • FARK.com: (3847493) Kim Deal would like to dispel rumours of a new Pixies album, horrified at the prospect of having to work with Frank Black again: "Oh god no ...I'd rather record with my mother" 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

[51]
.Afforded a bigger budget, the Pixies recorded their third album Bossanova on 46 tracks, instead of the 24 used for Doolittle.^ The Pixies returned to Boston to write and record their third album.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Doolittle is the best Pixies album.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AD gave the band an $11,000 budget and recruited Steve Albini, who had worked with Deal on the Pixies' album Surfer Rosa, to record in Edinburgh, Scotland for two weeks in December 1989.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.Unlike previous recordings, the band had little time to practice beforehand, and Black Francis wrote much of the album in the studio.^ In early 1993, Francis announced in an interview to BBC Radio 5 that the band was finished and offered no explanation at the time, unbeknownst to the other members of the band.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Black Francis had begun to work on a solo album (with the participation of Joey Santiago though), under the new name of "Frank Black".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

[52] .Featuring the singles "Velouria" and "Dig for Fire", Bossanova reached number 70 in the United States.^ Dig For Fire (CD, Single, Promo) .
  • Pixies Discography at Discogs 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dig For Fire (Maxi, Single) ◄ (7 versions) .
  • Kim Deal Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dig For Fire (Cass, Single) .
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  • Kim Deal Discography at Discogs 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53] In contrast, the album peaked at number three in the United Kingdom.[54]
.The band continued to tour, and, break-up announcements notwithstanding, one more album followed, Trompe le Monde, in 1991. Trompe Le Monde expanded on UFO and sci-fi themes (including a song on space travel, "Planet of Sound" and "Motorway to Roswell" about an alien vacation gone bad).^ Trompe le Monde 5.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trompe Le Monde is my favorite..
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In November 1991, Pixies began to tour the USA to promote "Trompe Le Monde".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

[55] .Songs such as "Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons" and "Lovely Day" were written in a similar style to songs on Bossanova (such as "Havalina").^ Even the band's producer, Gil Norton , noticed this, and later said: "There was one song, 'Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons', that I thought was perfect for her to sing.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.The album saw the band move in a more popular direction with songs as "Palace of the Brine" and "Trompe Le Monde". The songs "U-Mass" (sample ) and "Alec Eiffel" included the keyboardist Eric Drew Feldman—a move unthinkable in the band's Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa days.^ Audio samples of Surfer Rosa .

^ However, Deal did sing on Trompe le Monde , on songs such as "Alec Eiffel", but did not write any material for the album.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Trompe le Monde 5.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The album also featured a cover of "Head On" by The Jesus and Mary Chain.^ The raucous "Distance Equals Rate Times Time" and the explosive cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain 's "Head On" are fairly straightforward, but the lyrics remain quirky on "Planet of Sound," a song about a Martian who lands on Earth, and "Palace of the Brine," a tribute to sea monkeys and Utah's Salt Lake.
  • Pixies Album - Ask.com 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Further airings of "Trompe Le Monde" material, together with a jaunt through the Jesus And Mary Chain's "Head On", made up the set for sporadic UK dates in June., with Joey's brother Bob guesting on guitar.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.Trompe Le Monde was the Pixies' last studio album before their breakup.^ Trompe le Monde 5.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trompe Le Monde is my favorite..
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.Following the release of Trompe Le Monde, the band contributed a cover of "I Can't Forget" to the Leonard Cohen tribute album I'm Your Fan and went on a sellout winter tour of the USA, culminating on a TV appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.^ In November 1991, Pixies began to tour the USA to promote "Trompe Le Monde".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Trompe le Monde 5.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trompe le Monde .
  • Pixies Album - Ask.com 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.They then embarked on an uncomfortable tour supporting fans U2 (on their Zoo TV tour) in 1992. Tensions rose between band members, and, at the end of the year, the Pixies went on sabbatical and focused on separate projects.^ Heather asked me two years ago when I was on tour in Japan, with the Pixies.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ At their final gig in New York the next day, the band were so drained and bewildered, they couldn't attend their end of tour party.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Then in March, The Pixies accepted the opening slot for the US leg of U2's Zoo TV Tour.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

[56]
.In early 1993, Francis announced in an interview to BBC Radio 5 that the band was finished and offered no explanation at the time, unbeknown to the other members of the band.^ After the Pixies reconvened in 1990, Deal felt increasingly sidelined by the band's frontman, Black Francis ; this led to the Pixies' breakup in early 1993.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ The manager decided not to distribute the note to the other members of the band.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ I feel like the other cast members give you a hard time and find it easy to pick at you.
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Blogs - Kim Zolciak - True Colors | Bravo TV Official Site 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57] .He later telephoned Santiago and subsequently notified Deal and Lovering via fax, in January 1993.[58] Francis later regretted breaking up the band in that fashion, as he did not allow the rest of the band an opportunity to discuss the move.^ He later telephoned Santiago and subsequently notified Deal and Lovering via fax.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Francis later regretted breaking up the band in that fashion, as he did not allow the rest of the band an opportunity to discuss the move.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Real Name: Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
  • Pixies Discography at Discogs 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[59]

After the breakup

.Black Francis renamed himself Frank Black and released three solo albums.^ Frank Black is the Pixies album that should have been.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Black Francis had begun to work on a solo album (with the participation of Joey Santiago though), under the new name of "Frank Black".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ However the sales of "Trompe Le Monde" didn't reach these expectations, and Black Francis acknowledged that he was hardly crushed when it didn't yield a platinum album.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.He then went on to form a band with the former Miracle Legion rhythm section Scott Boutier and David McCaffrey, plus session man Lyle Workman, called Frank Black and the Catholics.^ David Lovering has then left the band, and some demos have been made for an album, together with Gil Norton, some Counting Crows musicians, Linda's sister as backing vocals, and a participation of Frank Black.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ "PIXIES" began when two undergraduates, Joey Santiago and Black Francis (born Charles Thompson IV), formed a band in January 1986.
  • Kim & Kelley Deal en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ I just realized that if you take tracks by Frank Black and combine them with tracks by Frank Black & the Catholics (and why wouldn't you?
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.For the second Catholics album Workman was replaced by Rich Gilbert and a third guitarist, Dave Phillips, was added to the mix for the third Catholics album.^ She resumed her role as The Breeders' guitarist for their third album Title TK in 2002, and reunited with the Pixies in 2004.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ The album was completed in a fortnight, apart from some vocal mixes added afterwards.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.Following 2003's (Show Me Your Tears), the Catholics were disbanded.^ In 1998, "Frank Black and the Catholics" was released on PIAS in Europe, Cooking Vinyl in the UK and SpinART in the USA. Frank Black and the Catholics released 5 other albums: "Pistolero" (1999), "Dog In The Sand" (2001), "Black Letter Days" (2002), "Devil's Workshop" (2002) and "Show Me Your Tears" (2003).
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.Black released his fourth solo album, Honeycomb, featuring a mellow, rhythm and blues-styled approach and backing from seasoned Nashville musicians.^ Black Francis had begun to work on a solo album (with the participation of Joey Santiago though), under the new name of "Frank Black".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ The Breeders released their fourth full-length studio album, Mountain Battles , in early April 2008.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ After the group broke up, she had a successful solo career, releasing five studio albums.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.He released a further double album from the same sessions, Fastman Raiderman, on July 19, 2006. Having reverted to his Pixies nom de guerre, Black Francis then released an LP (Bluefinger) and CD (Svn Fngrs).^ Black Francis’ new CD is amazing .
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ She met Charles Thompson, the man who would call himself Black Francis in the Pixies and now calls himself Frank Black, and the Pixies began in 1985.
  • 'It used to be about music. Now, without the drink, it's good to go back to that' | Music | The Observer 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In May 2008, Black Francis and his band (including Eric Drew Feldman) performed an original score for the silent horror movie The Golem at the San Francisco Film Festival (at the Castro Theatre).^ CMJ MUSIC MARATHON & FILM FESTIVAL 2008 .
  • http://www.roxwel.com/news/eddie-vedder-goes-crowd-surfing.html/ 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.roxwel.com [Source type: General]

^ After the Pixies reconvened in 1990, Deal felt increasingly sidelined by the band's frontman, Black Francis ; this led to the Pixies' breakup in early 1993.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ The album was produced by Gil Norton again, and was boosted with beefy keyboard from Captain Beefheart/Pere Ubu veteran, Eric Drew Feldman.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.Deal returned to The Breeders and scored a hit with "Cannonball" from that group's platinum-selling Last Splash in 1993. While on hiatus from the Breeders, Deal formed and recorded with The Amps, who released their only album Pacer in 1995.[60][61] A new Breeders album, Title TK, finally appeared in 2002, with only Kim and Kelley remaining from the previous Breeders lineup.^ During this eight-year hiatus, Kim Deal kept busy by forming, recording, and touring with The Amps .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ I mean you can fuck to a Kelley Deal 6000 record, but not to the Amps..
  • Kelley Deal Interview 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.coolbeans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A reality series on Kim and Kelley Deal?
  • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lovering went on to become a magician and make occasional appearances as "The Scientific Phenomenalist", performing experiments on stage and occasionally opening for Frank Black and The Breeders.^ He went out of his way to make it an enjoyable experience.
  • Florida Surf Lessons -- Surfing Lessons, Learn to Surf, Surf Schools 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.floridasurflessons.com [Source type: General]

^ Frank Black Making Noise .
  • -= Frank Black Forum =- - Kelley Deal's Review of Minny Show 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC forum.frankblack.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Discography · Songs · Tributes · The Breeders · Frank Black and the Catholics · The Amps · The Martinis .

[62] .Lovering continued to drum, playing on one of Tanya Donelly's solo albums.^ You accumulate enough music for one album and you just continue writing.
  • Pitchfork: Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders EP, Self-Sufficiency, and the Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Breeders though not on the first lovely album where Kim Deal traded vocals with lovely Tanya Donelly .
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ He participated to several projects, including Nitzer Ebb, Cracker, Martinis, Tanya Donelly (on her first solo album) and lately Eenie Meenie (together with Grant lee Philips from Grant Lee Buffalo)...
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

.Santiago played lead guitar on one of Frank Black's solo albums, and on other albums such as Statecraft, by indie-rock musician Charles Douglas.^ Frank Black is the Pixies album that should have been.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Real Name: Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
  • Pixies Discography at Discogs 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hints of this could be heard on the live comp From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah , but this is a complete document of Nirvana in full flight and one of the greatest live rock & roll albums ever.
  • Nirvana Album - Ask.com 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

[63] .Santiago also wrote theme music for Fox television, and formed a band called The Martinis with his wife, Linda Mallari.^ She joined Thompson and lead guitarist Joey Santiago , who had formed the band a week earlier.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1995 he formed The Martinis , together with his wife Linda (and David Lovering on the first recordings).
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

They released their debut album, Smitten, in 2004.[64]
.After the band broke up, 4AD and Elektra Records released compilation albums such as Death to the Pixies and Complete B-Sides, along with Pixies (EP)Pixies (The Purple Tape) and Pixies at the BBC.^ Despite such interruptions, The Pixies completed their album, and in July released the single "Velouria".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Elektra Records albums .

^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Reunion

The Pixies in concert in Kansas City, October 1, 2004. From left to right, Frank Black, David Lovering (back) and Kim Deal.
.In the 11 years following the break-up, rumors frequently circulated regarding a reunion.^ After a recording hiatus of over five years, the Breeders will return with Mountain Battles , the follow-up to 2002's Title TK , on April 7/8 (in the UK/U.S., respectively) via 4AD .
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

.Though Frank Black steadfastly dismissed them, he did begin to incorporate an increasing number of Pixies songs in his sets with The Catholics, and occasionally included Santiago and Lovering in his solo work.^ It's fucking Frank Black from the fucking Pixies, you fucks!
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Frank Black is the Pixies album that should have been.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Now Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have confirmed they’ll be bringing the same show Stateside in November.
  • Pixies Confirm “Doolittle” Tour Coming to the U.S. in November : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

.In late 2003 a press release from Black's publicist officially confirmed a reunion would occur in early 2004. The Pixies played their first reunion concert on April 13, 2004 at The Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota,[65] and a warmup tour through the U.S. and Canada was followed by an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.^ I do wish the Pixies would tour again, because I didn’t get to see them in 2004.
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Pitchfork ) , on Wednesday, February the 4th, 2004, the Pixies have confirmed their reunion in an official announcement ( 4AD .
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ I am of course familiar with Kim Deal already, courtesy of The Pixies who I saw on their reunion tour in 2005.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

The band then spent much of 2004 touring throughout Brazil, Europe, Japan, and the U.S.
.In June 2004, the band released a new single, "Bam Thwok" (About this sound sample ) exclusively on the iTunes Music Store.^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For Surfer Rosa (1988), Deal sang lead vocals on the album's only single " Gigantic " ( sample ( help · info ) ), which she co-wrote with Thompson.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ She's started her own band, label, and new life focusing her energy toward music.
  • Kelley Deal Interview 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.coolbeans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The song reached number one in the British download chart.^ Download a free song with one bottle of "Curiosity."
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite the song's more melodic lilt and cello underpinning, it preserved The Pixies' essential, serrated edge and not only hit the indie Number One slot the week of release, but also scuffed the door of the Gallup chart.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ I might like the chorus shout-out better on track one than I do on track number eight, but right away I'll be able to tell it's the Ramones' song.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

[66] .4AD released Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies, along with a companion DVD. The band also contributed a rendition of "Ain't That Pretty At All" to the Warren Zevon tribute album Enjoy Every Sandwich.^ I’ve been doing all of this in some pretty terrible waves).

^ All the day, boat trip to find the best wave near Popoyo and Manzanillo.
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^ I have heard this pretty much what to look for all winter with some bigger ones every once in a while.

.August saw the reunited band co-headline both the V Festival and T in the Park with the Strokes.^ After spending a month rehearsing in New Order's Manchester studios, the band turned up the guitars to maximum volume as the headline act on the last day of August's Reading Festival.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ The Pixies also played the Coachella Festival in Indio, California in 2004 and headlined Lollapalooza in 2005 at Chicago's Grant Park .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.The group won the Act of the Year award in the 2004 Boston Music Awards.^ She is also a recipient of the Americana Music Association's highest honor as "Artist of the Year" in 2007, as well as taking home the award for best album for Children Running Through.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Among her many career accomplishments in music, television and film, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards among others.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ She has won seven Grammy Awards, placing her among the most successful crossover performers in Latin music to date.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[67]
In 2005 the band made festival appearances at the Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!.[68] .The band also played at European events such as the Reading and Leeds Festivals.^ And on June 14, Kim Deal's other band, the Pixies , will play England's Isle of Wight Festival .
  • Pitchfork: Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders EP, Self-Sufficiency, and the Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Pixies also toured the UK to massive acclaim including a headline appearance at the Reading and Leeds Festivals .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.In August, the band performed an entirely acoustic set (after a warm-up acoustic set in Albany, New York) at the Newport Folk Festival.^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At their final gig in New York the next day, the band were so drained and bewildered, they couldn't attend their end of tour party.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ The set ran through some old Breeders favourites, and a couple of tracks from other Kim and Kelley bands and of course a good handful from the new album which translate well to live performance.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[69][70]
The band continued to make appearances through 2006 and 2007, culminating in their first-ever appearances in Australia. .By early 2008, following abortive attempts to record a new album,[71][72][73] Black began stating in interviews that the reunion was over.^ Black Francis had begun to work on a solo album (with the participation of Joey Santiago though), under the new name of "Frank Black".
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ High pressure from 4AD for releasing a new Pixies album was also evoked in that interview as a possible reason for this decision.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ The Breeders released their fourth full-length studio album, Mountain Battles , in early April 2008.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

[74]
.In late August 2008, Black Francis told NME.com that he might be willing to return to recording with his former bandmates, saying "It's just a waiting game right now.^ So, I made excuses for my poor performance; i told myself that the waves i was surfing just weren’t good for high performance type surfing and that i just wasn’t surfing on the right boards.

^ In recent interviews, you say it's not, that touring is fun but that a new record might tarnish some of the old memories.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ Rght now, I guess I would have to say the last board I just got done shaping.

Whatever we do in the future is gonna have to be fresh. .I have to see if the band as a whole wants to go into the recording studio for a new record.^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But how can she say in one breath that she had to get Nene into the studio and the next say that Nene didn't want to be on the song.
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^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.That makes sense on some level.^ Some are making the radical transition ‘back to nature’ in its fullest sense, but even the Amish use the occasional tractor.

For us, there's gotta be an angle. It can't be just playing our old songs over and over."[75]
.On March 13, 2009, they were announced as playing the 2009 Isle of Wight Festival, appearing before Sunday night headliner Neil Young.^ I'm doing Spinal Tap , but people don't know that movie -- we get a call saying, "Hey, there's a festival called The Isle of Wight, and they're looking for somebody to play.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just got back to Georgia the night before last (Sunday) ...
  • Florida Surf Lessons -- Surfing Lessons, Learn to Surf, Surf Schools 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.floridasurflessons.com [Source type: General]

^ And on June 14, Kim Deal's other band, the Pixies , will play England's Isle of Wight Festival .
  • Pitchfork: Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders EP, Self-Sufficiency, and the Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] On March 26, 2009, they were announced as playing the 2009 Where The Action Is festival in Stockholm, Sweden.
.On April 21, 2009, the band confirmed that a new release would be available for pre-order on June 15.[77][78] The release, Minotaur, will be a box set of the band's previous albums plus bonus artwork, available both in Deluxe and Limited editions.^ June 15-21 .

^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After rejecting the idea of creating a dance album together, the pair decided to form a new band.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.The artworks will be created by Vaughan Oliver and Simon Larbalestier, the men responsible for the original album designs and artworks.^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Simon Larbalestier , who contributed pictures to all of the Pixies albums, decided to build the set because "we couldn't find the atmosphere we wanted naturally."

.To coincide with the pre-order date, an invite only artwork showcase featuring select new pieces from Minotaur was held at Village Underground, Shoreditch in London.^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For now, this is the only scheduled Polvo reunion date, though a London show is a possibililty.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

.The also played a secret show at the event which was attended by Oliver, Larbalestier, and a host of journalists, competition winners and indie celebrities (Kevin Shields, Dirty Pretty Things, Klaxons and The Horrors).^ Haleiwa plays host to the Reef Hawaiian Pro, a prime 6-star men's ASP World Qualifying Series event, and competition will get underway at 8 a.m., surf pending.

^ Dirty Pretty Thing UK Tour Dates .
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.In order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Doolittle, the Pixies announced a small European tour in October 2009 taking in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Dublin and Frankfurt where they will be playing the album and all relevant B-sides from the singles.^ Headbangers Ball Celebrates 20th Anniversary .
  • http://www.roxwel.com/news/eddie-vedder-goes-crowd-surfing.html/ 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.roxwel.com [Source type: General]

^ They are in no order of importance but all are relevant.
  • Costa Rica Tourism - Costa Rica Sport Fishing, Golfin, Surfing 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.crtourism.com [Source type: General]

^ Doolittle is the best Pixies album.
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Tickets sold out almost instantaneously. .At the end of August 2009, it was announced that the Doolittle tour would be extended to Australasia in early 2010, including a first ever visit to New Zealand.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 More...

^ February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 .
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ She is known to many as the The First Lady (or Queen) of Rockabilly, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence on April 4, 2009.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.In June 2009 Black Francis was quoted as saying in the NME that the Pixies would return to the studio to record their fifth full length album some time during 2010. In addition, he stated that he would like it to be a film and music tie-in project involving a big Hollywood director such as Quentin Tarantino, but would be open to the idea of recording a more conventional album if this project should fall through.^ The Pixies returned to Boston to write and record their third album.
  • [AlecEiffel.net] A Pixies History 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC aleceiffel.free.fr [Source type: General]

^ Frank Black is the Pixies album that should have been.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Studio album by Pixies .

[79]

Musical style

.Although the Pixies' musical style has changed over time, the band is considered to be an alternative rock band alongside similar bands such as the Throwing Muses.^ As both bands did not have plans for the short term, Deal discussed possible side-projects with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Surfer Rosa is often cited as a favorite of music critics, and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best rock albums.

^ Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist of the alternative rock band the Pixies .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

[80] .The Pixies explored a range of styles in their work—although many songs were characterized by Francis' distinctive yowling and lead vocals, with Deal's feathery backing vocals (on songs such as "I Bleed" and "Debaser") and Santiago's erratic lead guitar.^ Real Name: Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
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^ Although Murphy was not a musician himself, he wrote the song "Hoverin'" with Deal.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Frank Black (or Black Francis) still writes amazing songs and Kim (along with Joey and David) still can sound like the Pixies.
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

.The band's sound has progressed from an indie rock sound on Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, to a more sci-fi rock sound on Bossanova and Trompe le Monde.^ Trompe le Monde .
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^ Bossanova and Trompe le Monde .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Surfer Rosa' s cover features a photograph of a topless "friend of a friend" of the band, posing as a flamenco dancer, pitched against a wall which displays a crucifix and a torn poster.

.However, they have experimented with other genres of music, such as surf rock ("Cecilla Ann" on Bossanova), rock ("U-Mass") and pseudo-metal ("Planet of Sound" and "The Sad Punk", on Trompe le Monde).^ Steinberger headless (but full-bodied, two-cutaway) bass — Bought during the recording of Trompe Le Monde because the other basses were out of tune on the higher frets.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ Through personal discussion and interaction, I am able to determine each surfers’ height, weight, experience, the type of waves they surf, and the direction they want to take their surfing.

^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

Influences

.The Pixies draw influence from a range of artists and genres; each member came from a different musical background.^ She also appeared in the BBC 's Seven Ages of Rock documentary series and talked about the style of The Pixies' music, and its influence on other musicians.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.When he first started writing songs for the Pixies, Francis says he was listening to nothing but Hüsker Dü, Captain Beefheart, and Iggy Pop (including New Values and the bootleg I'm Sick of You);[81] he cited Pop as his main influence in an interview with Mojo Magazine.^ During one recent interview with a well-known pop star, I asked a simple question: "What part of the creative process do you enjoy most when making a new album?"
  • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you remember which Pixies song it was that you forgot how to play?
  • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are too patient and I got to say that you listen more then any teacher I have ever had in the past.
  • Florida Surf Lessons -- Surfing Lessons, Learn to Surf, Surf Schools 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.floridasurflessons.com [Source type: General]

.During the making of Doolittle he was listening heavily to The Beatles' White Album.^ JH: What do you make of all the praise for Doolittle as one of the best or most influential albums ever?
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Charles Thompson dropped the ball, maybe he should have not been so mean to her during the making of past albums.
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ STOP and listen to the album that launched Plain White T's into Platinum Success .
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[82] He cited Buddy Holly as a model for his compressed songwriting.[83]
Francis noted, "The most influential band on me was [new-wave pop hitmakers] The Cars. .And I didn't even know it!^ I didn't even know this beforehand!
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ "I didn't even know it was happening," Gilmore said.

^ 'I didn't even know what living was until I looked into my daughter's eyes in the nursery.'
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.I don't own the Cars' albums, but remember how their first hit singles had that muffled guitar riff?^ I can't remember the song, but yes, the dream was so vivid I remember how scary it was forgetting the song onstage, but I don’t remember the song.
  • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was, as described in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, "the barefoot pop princess of the 1960s", owing to her distinctive penchant of performing on stage without shoes.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ April 7th (UK) and 8th (US) are the scheduled release dates for the upcoming Breeders album, Mountain Battles , on 4AD. Don't remember The Breeders?
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

Dun-dun-dun-dun ... all of a sudden it was okay to muffle your hands on the strings and just pluck some stupid guitar riff. .I learned how to do that and it was like, 'Oh my God, I sound like the Cars!'^ Oh my god!
  • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh my God, I don't know!
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^ Oh my god, I don't know anymore, this sounds like shit!"
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You can't imagine how many [Cars leader] Ric Ocasek impersonations I wrote when I was 16!".
.Santiago, as mentioned above, listened to 1970s and 1980s punk (including Black Flag) and David Bowie.^ Black Francis · Kim Deal · David Lovering · Joey Santiago .

[7] Guitarists who influenced him include Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, and George Harrison.[84]
.Deal's musical background was country; she had formed a country band with her sister in her teenage years.^ As a teenager, Kim Deal formed a folk rock band named The Breeders with her sister.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1994, the band went into hiatus after Deal's identical twin sister, Kelley , entered drug rehabilitation .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ A year after the Pixies breakup, Deal's identical twin sister Kelley joined The Breeders on lead guitar and the band released its second album, Last Splash , to critical acclaim and considerable commercial success.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.Folk music has influenced the Pixies; Francis often listened to Christian rocker Larry Norman, and the band famously requested a bassist who was a fan of Hüsker Dü and the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.^ Their influence was far-reaching and disparate: Fans have included everyone from Kurt Cobain, who considered himself a Pixies rip-off artist, to Papa Roach, who cover the band's "Gouge Away" on their latest album.
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^ Tonight (Wednesday), John Caddell on key Cuts 8-10pm will present 30mins of music from the Pixies and an interview with Black Francis.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Fans who celebrate his outsider ("indie") ambitions to excel in academic forms clap for his being at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 's Next Wave festival regardless.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

[85]
.Other media such as film has had an impact on the Pixies; Francis cites surrealist films Eraserhead and Un chien andalou (as mentioned in "Debaser") as influences.^ Un Chien Andalou is genuinely disturbing, however...
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pixies' classics such as "Debaser," "Wave of Mutilation," "Here Comes Your Man," "Hey," and "Gouge Away" to name but a few!
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[7][86] .He commented on these influences (which he paid tribute to most in Doolittle), saying he "didn't have the patience to sit around reading Surrealist novels", but found it easier to watch twenty-minute films.^ My boyfriend wanted to try it and I didn't want to sit and watch, so I went along.
  • SurfGirl Magazine 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC issuu.com [Source type: General]

^ Kim: You think she's been sitting around for twenty-five years- (Much laughter) Jason: Oh yeah, I'd love to hear her on that!
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^ Kim: I would say that you should watch as many films and read as many scripts of the type that you’re interested in producing as possible.

[87] He claimed the band members were "surrealists" in an interview to Melody Maker:[88] "Maybe the avant-garde appeals to people from our economic background, because we're typically rejecting the older meaningful Christian values, but we're still confused as hell."

Songwriting and vocals

.Most of the Pixies songs were composed and sung by Francis, whose songwriting style was characterized by a focus on Biblical violence ("Dead", "Gouge Away"), and incest ("The Holiday Song", "Nimrod's Son", "Broken Face").^ Pixies-surfer Rosa Lp 1 Bone Machine - 3:03 2 Break My Body - 2:06 3 Something Against You - 1:48 4 Broken Face -...
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^ Pixies Import-gbr Broken Face Build High Rock A My Soul Down To The Well&l Pid, 3/24/2009 .
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^ Pixies collects all the other songs taped in that session, most of which were later rerecorded and appeared on Pixies albums or singles.
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.He later commented on this in an interview to Melody Maker:[28] "It's all those characters in the Old Testament.^ We'll spare Mr. Cox the further embarrassment of reprinting those comments here; they're in the original interview, if you care to find them.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

I'm obsessed with them. .Why it comes out so much I don't know."^ I think that is missing in today's soap operas and why they don't have as much success as KNOTS LANDING had."
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^ I know, I worked for one of them - but I know they’re out there and they don’t help matters any, they make things worse.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't know why it's not as popular as it was in the 90s (since I wasn't in Austin then).
  • Kim Phung Restaurant - Austin, TX 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.He also wrote about other offbeat subjects—such as Japanese salaryman suicides ("Wave of Mutilation") and earthquakes ("Here Comes Your Man"),[23] and in the band's early works (the Come On Pilgrim era), he included references to Christian themes ("Levitate Me").^ Here Comes Your Man (12") .
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^ It appears in the video for "Here Comes Your Man".
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ll miss your writing here, but I look forward to seeing your work at the bookstore.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

.Later, as the band's career progressed, he began to focus on sci-fi concepts and themes such as aliens ("Motorway to Roswell") and unidentified flying objects ("The Happening").^ Side projects can later become full-time endeavours, but shouldn't be confused with quitting a band for a solo career or another band.
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^ She began her singing career when her family formed the band Clannad in 1970.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[23]
Deal sang lead vocals on "Gigantic" and the band's latest composition, "Bam Thwok," both of which she wrote, as well as on "Silver," co-written with Francis; she also sang lead vocals on the Francis-written "Into the White" and the Neil Young cover "I've Been Waiting For You." Lovering sang lead vocals on "La La Love You" and "Make Believe"; both songs were written by Francis.

Instrumentation

.In terms of instrumentation, the Pixies are a four-piece rock band.^ Earl Greyhound [myspace.com/earlgreyhound] - 3 piece Rock band from NYC in the vein of 1970's rock/soul.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Back Door Slam [myspace.com/backdoorslam] - 3 piece Blues Rock band from Isle of Man.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Jolly [myspace.com/jollyband] - 4 piece mellow, melodic progressive rock band in the vein of Porcupine Tree.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

Francis, the group's frontman, is the rhythm guitarist and uses either a Fender Telecaster, Fender Mustang, or Fender Jaguar, with either the Marshall JCM 800 or the Vox AC30 as amplification.[89] Santiago, the lead guitarist, is a "strict Les Paul man" (he owns 3 Les Pauls), but also has a Gibson ES-335 and uses a Pearce GR-8 amplifier. .Deal, the bassist in the band, plays either a Fender Precision or Music Man Stingray[90] bass.^ It's fun to play bass in a band.
  • Pitchfork: Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders EP, Self-Sufficiency, and the Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She also plays keyboard, guitar and bass for the band.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Deal was the only person to respond and arrived at the audition without a bass guitar ; she had never played the instrument before.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

Lovering, the drummer, plays a five-piece white Pro Prestige custom drumkit.[91]
.As their career has progressed, starting with "Gigantic" (from Surfer Rosa), the band have incorporated other, often unusual instruments and experimented more with their sound.^ For Surfer Rosa (1988), Deal sang lead vocals on the album's only single " Gigantic " ( sample ( help · info ) ), which she co-wrote with Thompson.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.For example, "Monkey Gone to Heaven" used a string section.^ Monkey Gone To Heaven (Maxi, Single) ◄ (7 versions) .
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^ Monkey Gone To Heaven (CD, Maxi) .
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^ Monkey Gone to Heaven .
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."Velouria" (from Bossanova) had a theremin,[92] Most songs on Trompe le Monde featured keyboards and synthesizers, played by Eric Drew Feldman, and "Bam Thwok", their latest release, had organ halfway through the song.^ Trompe le Monde .
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^ Bossanova and Trompe le Monde .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

Legacy

Although the Pixies produced relatively few albums, they had a great influence on the alternative rock boom of the 1990s that started with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Gary Smith, who produced the Pixies' first recording, Come On Pilgrim, commented on the band's influence on alternative rock and their legacy in 1997:[7]
.I've heard it said about The Velvet Underground that while not a lot of people bought their albums, everyone who did started a band.^ Their influence was far-reaching and disparate: Fans have included everyone from Kurt Cobain, who considered himself a Pixies rip-off artist, to Papa Roach, who cover the band's "Gouge Away" on their latest album.
  • Pixies Pixies Albums, CDs, Vinyl Records and LPs 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.musicstack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ask her about the Pixies' stature as rock legends, and she'll tell you that maybe the kids who work at the Dayton Starbucks have heard of them.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Florida band Surfer Blood seem to be getting a lot of hype at the moment - but from what I’ve heard, it’s well deserved.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

.I think this is largely true about the Pixies as well.^ Kim: Well, that's the kind of statement and - um - an interesting observation which I think is really true and that goes to kind of what we were saying before.
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.Charles' secret weapon turned out to be not so secret and, sooner or later, all sorts of bands were exploiting the same strategy of wide dynamics.^ All you do is paddle out, duck under the waves and then ride down the face of the wave doing a few cut backs and bottom turns.
  • SURF TRAVEL | Surfing Websites | Surf Travel | ONESTOPSURF 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.onestopsurf.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 6’6” G-4.f has turned out to be my all around work horse.

^ The volume, size, concaves, paint job all turned out exactly how I wanted them.

.It became a kind of new pop formula and, within a short while, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was charging up the charts and even the members of Nirvana said later that it sounded for all the world like a Pixies song.^ Even the band's producer, Gil Norton , noticed this, and later said: "There was one song, 'Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons', that I thought was perfect for her to sing.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

^ October also marks the release of a Pixies box set, Minotaur, which includes all 5 of the band's studio albums, plus all-new artwork by Vaughan Oliver.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (After all, since criminals and the like can and will occasionally have automatic weapons or even nice, powerful rifles, I personally approve of my police having some M-4s.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sonically, the Pixies are credited with popularizing the extreme dynamics and stop-start timing that would come to define alternative rock; Pixies songs typically feature hushed, restrained verses, and explosive, wailing choruses.^ Profile: Combining jagged, roaring guitars and stop-start dynamics with melodic pop hooks, intertwining male-female harmonies and evocative, cryptic lyrics, the Pixies were one of the most influential American alternative rock bands of the late '80s.
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^ The Pixies' busy, brief songs, extreme dynamics, and subversion of pop song structures proved one of the touchstones of '90s alternative rock.
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^ Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist of the alternative rock band the Pixies .
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

Cover songs and commentary from artists and groups such as David Bowie,[93] Radiohead, U2, Weezer, Nirvana and critics such as Graham Linehan[5] attest to the appreciation of the band by musicians and critics alike.[94] Bob Mould (from Hüsker Dü, whom the Pixies cited as an influence) said he "was a huge Pixies fan" and Radiohead's Thom Yorke, after being informed of the Pixies plans to play before them at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, exclaimed:
No! That's just not right! The Pixies opening for us is like the Beatles opening for us. I won't allow it. .There's no way we can follow the Pixies!^ There's no way they'll rent a van and pay for gas, and get days off from their jobs.
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^ And over and over, the department involved announces they had an investigation and ‘the officers followed department policy, so there will be no firings/criminal charges/ass kickings’.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no way to call you back.
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[citation needed]
.Yorke said in the same Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that, while at school, "the Pixies had changed my life". Other members of Radiohead have cited the band as an influence, and Yorke commented, "If we were all into the Pixies and nothing else, then it would be pretty obvious what the band would sound like."^ "It completely changed my life" .
  • Yoga for Surfers -- The Best Yoga Stretches for Surfing 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC yogaforsurfing.net [Source type: General]

^ I would like to flag this comment as inappropriate.
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^ It will change my school district, where I can put my daughter into school."
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

.While touring with U2 in 1992, the Pixies were sent a note from the band saying "Keep digging for fire.^ A week before the recording of Trompe le Monde (1991), the band's final studio album, Thompson fired Deal from the Pixies.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

We love you." .David Bowie, whose music had inspired Francis and Santiago while they were at university, mourned the band's breakup: "I felt very depressed the day I heard about the Pixies split.^ Ask her about the Pixies' stature as rock legends, and she'll tell you that maybe the kids who work at the Dayton Starbucks have heard of them.
  • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usually these projects emphasize a different aspect of that person's or that band's musical interests that they feel they cannot explore within the boundaries established by their main project.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ The Pixies reconvened in July 1990, with Francis, Santiago and Lovering moving to Los Angeles, California without Deal.
  • About Kim Deal | Artrocker 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC artrocker.com [Source type: General]

What a waste...I could see them becoming huge." .This statement echoed many artists at that time who felt the band should have had more commercial success.^ I do sometimes have moments of panic, that I’m not being present enough for those who might need more support during these times.

^ From one who did little more than lurk lo these many years, I borrow from the late, great Douglas Adams: .
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With more than 70 million records sold worldwide, she is the most successful British female solo recording artist ever and is cited as such in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[5]
.The most notable citation as an influence was by Kurt Cobain, on influencing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which he admitted was a conscious attempt to co-opt the Pixies' style.^ Smells Like More Kurt And Nirvana...
  • http://www.roxwel.com/news/eddie-vedder-goes-crowd-surfing.html/ 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.roxwel.com [Source type: General]

In a January 1994 interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed:[5][95]
I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it [smiles]. .When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band — or at least in a Pixies cover band.^ After all, she did nothing but make fun of it from the first time she heard it and in that awful limo-drunk rendition of it!!
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Blogs - Kim Zolciak - True Colors | Bravo TV Official Site 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.
Weezer (who later covered "Velouria" in the Pixies tribute album, Where Is My Mind?) have cited the Pixies as an influence on their music and lead singer Rivers Cuomo, in an Addicted To Noise interview, said the band "really blew my mind when I first moved to L.A. and started to discover cool music."[96] Damon Albarn (of the band Blur) said: "When we started we wanted to sound like the Pixies."[5]

Television appearances and videos

A screenshot of the "Velouria" video, with the four band members running down the quarry
The Pixies appeared on several television shows during their original incarnation, including The Tonight Show and 120 Minutes in the US; Snub TV and The Word in the UK.[97][98]
.Since the band were signed to the small alternative record label, 4AD, at the time of Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, no videos were released from their first two records.^ This wasn't entirely an accident, either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded.
  • Nirvana Album - Ask.com 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ No longer signed to 4AD, they'll self-release Fate to Fatal , their new limited edition EP, on April 21 (with a Record Store Day pre-release).
  • Pitchfork: Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders EP, Self-Sufficiency, and the Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In no particular order, save for the first one, because she's always the first "girl in a band" that pops into my head whenever I try to think of one.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.Starting with Doolittle, their first release with Elektra Records, the band released music videos with their singles, but the videos were often simple affairs.^ She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.For example, in songs such as "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Head On" and "Debaser," the videos often consisted of the band playing their instruments.^ For the second half of the performance, the orchestra stayed, Stevens' band kicked in, and he played songs from his albums.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ But if there's an actual band, and I own actual instruments, and actual tubes have to be replaced, and people actually have to fly in, and they have lives, and you have to go over the song-- because remember, this is tape.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ Monkey Gone To Heaven (Maxi, Single) ◄ (7 versions) .
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By Bossanova, the band had developed a severe aversion to recording music videos, as Francis refused to lip-sync to them.[99] .For example, in the "Here Comes Your Man" video, both Black and Deal open their mouths wide instead of mouthing their lyrics.^ Here Comes Your Man (12") .
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^ ENJOY YOUR TRIP and ENJOY YOUR LIFE and know that should you ever need the members of The Nation of Riflemen we are here for you both.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I managed to google my way here via the GGPs when I was looking for a review of a rifle, but it was the essays and your thoughts on politics that made me keep coming back.
  • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

According to the record label this became one of the reasons that the Pixies never achieved major coverage on MTV.[99]
.As "Velouria" (their first single from Bossanova) was climbing up the UK Top 40, the band was offered a spot on Top of the Pops.^ The only beachbreak in Santa Cruz, this spot can sometimes offer up some fun little waves.
  • Central California Surf Spots & Surfing Information | The Surfing Site 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.thesurfingsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Lamb had a British Top 30 hit in 1983 with her cover version of The Doors "Riders on the Storm", her only hit on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

.However, a BBC rule stated only singles with videos could be performed on the show.^ I can not believe how you treat your only friend (Kandi) the way you behave not showing up to her performance is unforgivable……….
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Blogs - Kim Zolciak - True Colors | Bravo TV Official Site 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To counter this a cheap video was made, with the band being filmed running down a quarry.^ It's so refreshing to know that Kim's not slowing down or that being clean and sober has actually made her even more interesting than she already was.
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[99] .In the video, twenty-three seconds of footage (the time needed for the band members to reach the camera) is slowed in order to last for the duration of the song.^ This was the last time we saw them (and may have been the last time anyone saw them) the gig was tired, beset by sound problems and ultimately saw the guitarist just leave the stage mid-song leaving the rest of the band to struggle through to the end of the show.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Tasha gave birth to her second child a beautiful daughter and has been spending time with her family for the last two years.

[100] .However, the effort in filming the video was in vain; the Pixies did not play "Velouria" on Top of The Pops while the single was in the charts.^ Lamb had a British Top 30 hit in 1983 with her cover version of The Doors "Riders on the Storm", her only hit on the UK Singles Chart.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

[101]
.A 90-minute documentary called loudQUIETloud: a film about The Pixies directed by Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin was released in 2006. The film documents their 2004 reunion and tour, and what happened during the years after the break-up.^ Heather asked me two years ago when I was on tour in Japan, with the Pixies.
  • Pitchfork: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders Album, Pixies, German 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

^ Surf the Earth is all about putting you in the line-up at some of the best surf breaks on Earth.
  • SURF TRAVEL | Surfing Websites | Surf Travel | ONESTOPSURF 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.onestopsurf.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I am of course familiar with Kim Deal already, courtesy of The Pixies who I saw on their reunion tour in 2005.
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Discography

See also

References

  • Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. .Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies.^ JH: Did you ever want the Pixies to be the biggest band in the world?
    • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ JH: Do you think Frank Black ever wanted the Pixies to be the biggest band in the world?
    • Interviews > Kim Deal: The Breeders And Pixies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    St. Martin's Press, 2006. ISBN 0-312-34007-9.
  • Matula, Theodore. "Contextualizing musical rhetoric: A critical reading of the Pixies' 'Rock Music'". Communication Studies. 51 (3, Fall), 218–237.
  • Sisario, Ben. Doolittle. Continuum, 2006 (33⅓ series). ISBN 0-8264-1774-4.

Notes

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "American Alternative Rock/Post-Punk". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=19:T578. Retrieved 2006-05-20. 
  2. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pixies > Biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:bx68mpm39f5o~T1. Retrieved 2006-09-10. 
  3. ^ Hodges, Jacqueline (2004-05-03). "Rock & Alt Review — The Pixies — Wave of Mutilation". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/rockandalt/reviews/pixies_mutilation.shtml. Retrieved 2006-10-18. "Then along came the Surfer Rosa album where, without realising it at the time, a pre-Nevermind Steve Albini produced the blueprint for grunge and a legend was born." 
  4. ^ "Kurt Cobain on Pixies and The Breeders". Melody Maker. 1992-08-29. http://www.4ad.com/pixies/ephemera/kurt-cobain-on-p/. Retrieved 2006-09-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. "They Said About the Pixies...". Alec Eiffel. http://aleceiffel.free.fr/misc_said.html. Retrieved 2006-09-11. 
  6. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. "Homages to the Pixies". Alec Eiffel. http://aleceiffel.free.fr/misc_homages.html. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Pixies Profile". 4AD. http://www.4ad.com/pixies/profile/. Retrieved 2006-08-13. 
  8. ^ His Spanish later improved, and several Pixies songs contained Spanish lyrics, most notably in Come On Pilgrim
  9. ^ The unnamed roommate in question was the subject of a later song, "Crackity Jones", from Doolittle.
  10. ^ Sisario, Ben. Doolittle 33⅓. Continuum, 2005. ISBN 0-8264-1774-4. pp. 12–13
  11. ^ Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. "Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies." (2006). ISBN 0-312-34007-9. p. 11
  12. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 13
  13. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 14
  14. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 15
  15. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 14
  16. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. "A Pixies History". Alec Eiffel. http://aleceiffel.free.fr/history.html. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  17. ^ a b Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 20
  18. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 17
  19. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 18
  20. ^ Sisario, 2006. pp. 8–9
  21. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 21
  22. ^ Dag Wieërs. "Pixies/Debaser — Trivia". http://dag.wieers.com/debaser/trivia.php. Retrieved 2006-09-10. 
  23. ^ a b c Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. "Pixies Titles/Names". Alec Eiffel. http://aleceiffel.free.fr/titles.html. Retrieved 2006-09-18. 
  24. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 9
  25. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 16
  26. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 17
  27. ^ An album was later released, entitled Pixies, containing the songs from the Purple Tape that were not later released on Come On Pilgrim. Pixies also contained a new track, "Rock A My Soul", which was never released on any album.
  28. ^ a b Sisario, 2006. p. 18
  29. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 75
  30. ^ Azerrad, Michael. Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. Doubleday, 1993. ISBN 0-385-47199-8, p. 313
  31. ^ Francis, Black. Lyrics. "Bone Machine." Surfer Rosa. LP. 4AD 1988.
  32. ^ "Broken Face" is another Spanish-themed song, with erratic lead guitar from Santiago and pseudo-falsetto vocals from Francis present in the song
  33. ^ a b Julian White and Q Magazine. "A Selection of Lists From Q Magazine". http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/qlistspage2.html. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  34. ^ "Gigantic" failed to chart in the USA, and reached number 93 in the UK
  35. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 94
  36. ^ Cosyns, Simon. "Something For The Weekend: 'I can't give people Pixies'". TheSun.co.uk. http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2007410712,00.html. Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  37. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. "Pixies Radio 1 Sessions". http://aleceiffel.free.fr/sessions.html. Retrieved 2006-09-02.  Note the webpage was written before the release of Pixies at the BBC.
  38. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 47
  39. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 118–9
  40. ^ In the video to "Here Comes Your Man", the band open their mouths while the vocals on the song are being sung
  41. ^ "4AD — Pixies Profile Page 2". 4AD. http://www.4ad.com/pixies/profile/?page=2. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  42. ^ "Pixies > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wifrxqr5ldhe~T51. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  43. ^ Martin Roach, ed (2008). The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles. Virgin Books. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-7535-1537-2. 
  44. ^ Deal was credited for the first time as "Kim Deal" on Doolittle
  45. ^ "The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2003-11-18. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939357/the_rs_500_greatest_albums_of_all_time. Retrieved 2006-08-23. 
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.The Pixies were an influential band of the late 80's.^ As one of the most influential post-punk bands to date this album is probably the most enjoyable and accesible of all the Pixies' works.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Vinny_P This is a great collection from one of the most influential rock bands ever, the Pixies.
  • Wave of Mutilation - Best of Pixies by Pixies - Download Wave of Mutilation - Best of Pixies on iTunes 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The band, hugely influential in the late 80s, has reformed for a tour of Europe and the U.S. (Herfitz PR .
  • Pixies are headed to town, and magic might be afoot - The Denver Post 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

.They broke up in 1993, but reformed in 2004 and toured throughout that year.^ Then they broke up.

^ Donnelly had left the Breeders to form Belly the previous year, so Kelley joined the group on guitar as they toured Europe as support to Nirvana.
  • Kim and Kelley Deal on becoming the platinum-selling Breeders | Music | The Guardian 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ When the Pixies reformed to tour in 2004, and released a single, "Bam Thwok", written by Kim, did she feel vindicated?
  • 'It used to be about music. Now, without the drink, it's good to go back to that' | Music | The Observer 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.They were darlings of the Boston college music scene throughout the 80s and until their break-up, and were famously cited by Kurt Cobain as his main influence in forming Nirvana.^ MORE Nirvana's Son Kurt Cobain: About a Son is out on DVD. Its peek into bipolar stardom is still hard to watch: MORE Betrayed?
  • MorphBlog: Pixies on Film, Surfing with Rosa 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.morphizm.com [Source type: General]

^ Kurt Cobain later revealed himself to be a huge fan of the Pixies, though they never attained the same mainstream fame as Nirvana.
  • Amazon.com: Pixies: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Just weeks after they break up, they're "all smiles" as they walk into a New Orleans restaurant .
  • Kim Kardashian: News & Videos about Kim Kardashian - CNN.com 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.Their early records, "Come on Pilgrim" and "Surfer Rosa", set out their stall as purveyors of powerful (if thoughtful) punk rock, with Joey Santiago's guitar riffs and Black Francis' controlled shriek creating the sound that would make them famous.^ Thought I would make a post on my Guitar Hobby.

^ Without Surfer Rosa Nirvana would never have created Nevermind.
  • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It would have fit in perfectly on Pilgrim or Rosa .
  • Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Pixies: Pixies 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

.But it was "Doolittle", their third album, that really made waves.^ I was really hopping a new Pixies album would eventually be made.
  • Kim Deal Says No New Pixies Album “Because I Don’t Want To” : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ I think the reason I usually say Doolittle is my favorite is because it was my first Pixies album and is really what got me into them.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Voted 2nd greatest album of all time by the influential New Musical Express magazine in 2003, it blended punk, ballad and full-on anthem into an indispensable long player with lyrics that kept university students in coffee-fuelled conversation for years.^ One of the most influential albums of all time...
  • Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim: Pixies: Amazon.co.uk: Music 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ His new album aint all that.

^ One of the greatest of all time.
  • The Pixies - Doolittle - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.From the stunning opener Debaser, through the anthemic Wave of Mutilation and Monkey Gone to Heaven, stopping for the tortured Hey and ending with the assault on the senses that is Gouge Away, Doolittle is a record to savour and hand on down to your kids.^ Throw in the anthemic Hey and Gouge Away, and the Pixies' third album starts to sound like a greatest hits package.
  • Pixies | Pop review | Music | The Guardian 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the spirit of the digital age, Pixies have released a free EP featuring four songs -- "Dancing the Manta Ray," "Monkey Gone To Heaven," "Crackity Jones," "Gouge Away" -- from the 10/16 Paris gig, the last of the European...
  • Pixies on Stereogum 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I can’t believe I heard Gouge Away, Gigantic, Hey, and so many faves in person.
  • SimpleBits / Pixies 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC simplebits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Members

.Pixies consist of members Frank Black, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering.^ It's fucking Frank Black from the fucking Pixies, you fucks!
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Has Frank Black as well as Pixies tabs .
  • Pixies - Pandora Internet Radio 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]

^ Frank Black is the Pixies album that should have been.
  • Kim Deal’s Journal – Last.fm 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

Come On Pilgrim (4AD, 1987)

.
  • "I live cement, I hate this street" from Caribou
  • "Let's me knife, knife me lets, I will get, what I want" from Caribou
  • "She's just rotting in stupid bliss, with music on her bars" from Ed Is Dead
  • "Well, sit right down, my wicked son and let me tell you a story" from Holiday Song
  • "You are the son of a motherfucker." from Nimrod's Son
  • ""And while we're at it baby, why don't you tell me one of your biggest fears?"^ Like, she said to my brother the other day, 'You're my son, right?'
    • PlanetOut Entertainment: Catching Up With the Breeders' Kim Deal 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.planetout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please don't let us down.
    • The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Blogs - Kim Zolciak - True Colors | Bravo TV Official Site 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I wanted to let you know, that my sons and I had a great time with Dave!
    • Florida Surf Lessons -- Surfing Lessons, Learn to Surf, Surf Schools 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.floridasurflessons.com [Source type: General]

    I said, "Losing my penis to a whore with disease...""
    from I've Been Tired
  • "Come on pilgrim, you know he loves you!" from Levitate Me
  • "Here I am/with my hand" from Holiday Song

Surfer Rosa (4AD, 1988)

.
  • "Bought me a soda and tried to molest me in the parking lot" from Bone Machine
  • "You're so pretty when you're unfaithful to me" from Bone Machine
  • "Your blistered lips have got a kiss...^ With all the great music and site features we're pretty sure you will love eMusic.
    • Surfer Rosa / Come On Pilgrim mp3s, Surfer Rosa / Come On Pilgrim music downloads, Surfer Rosa / Come On Pilgrim songs from eMusic.com 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • The Pixies mp3s, The Pixies music downloads, The Pixies songs from eMusic.com 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I do ask that, if at some point in the future, you decide to re-establish your on-line-presence, please let me know.
    • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ummm...as long as you're intent on being a dick, maybe try "Gigantic" or "Into The White", since she actually sang those songs.
    • Kim Deal/Kraftwerk hmmmmmm?? - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    that tastes a bit like everyone"
    from .Bone Machine
  • "Break my body, hold my bones" from Break My Body
  • "I got no lips, I got no tongue, where there were eyes there is only space" from Broken Face
  • "And this I know, his teeth as white as snow" from Gigantic
  • "With your feet in the air, and your head on the ground, try this trick, and spin it.^ I will try it again once I get my feet back.

    ^ Do I hold my head high?
    • Kids' Health - Topics - Dealing with bullies 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.cyh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Try this little trick and spin it!
    • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Surfer Rosa & Come on Pilgrim 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    Your head will collapse, and there's nothing in it, and you'll ask yourself..."
    from Where is My Mind?
  • "I miss your soup, and I miss your bread, and a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead" from Cactus
  • "We'll keep well bred, we'll stay well fed, we'll have all sons, they will be all well hung." from Vamos
  • "All I know is...there were rumors he was into field hockey players" from I'm Amazed

Doolittle (4AD, 1989)

.
  • "I am un chien andalusia" from Debaser
  • "Got hips like cinderella, must've been having a good shame, talkin' sweet about nothin', cookie, I think you're TAME!" from Tame
  • "You think I'm dead, but I sail away, on a wave of mutilation"' from Wave of Mutilation
  • "As loud as hell, a ringing bell, behind my smile, it shakes my teeth" from I Bleed
  • "I know the nervous walking, I know the dirty beard hangs, out by the boxcar waiting, take me away to nowhere plains" from Here Comes Your Man
  • "If man is 5, then the devil is 6, and if the devil is 6, then God is 7" from Monkey Gone to Heaven
  • "What's that floating in the water?^ Come surf with tour guides that know where to take you to score the best waves.
    • SURF TRAVEL | Surfing Websites | Surf Travel | ONESTOPSURF 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.onestopsurf.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Like I know what the hell that is.

    ^ Kim: I think you're right.
    • Knots Landing official website exclusive web only interviews Kim Lankford 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.knotslanding.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Ol' Neptuna's only daughter"
    from Mr. Grieves
  • "I'm moving out of this hospedaje, I'm afraid you'll cut me, boy!" from Crackity Jones
  • "You're apin' rapin' tapin' catharsis, you get tore down and I get erected, my blood is working but my heart is dead!" from Dead
  • "Shake your butt! (But not too hard!)" from .La La Love You
  • "Got hair in a girl that flows to her bones, and a comb in her pocket if the wind get blown" from No.^ La la Love You Buy 11.
    • Pixies - Winamp 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I truly believe this and love to watch and learn from all surfers in the water, no matter the level, because you can never judge expression.
    • SurfGirl Magazine 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC issuu.com [Source type: General]

    ^ No Fuss Fabulous is whisking you away to a fairytale where little girls’ dreams come true without the pixie-parent losing precious sanity!
    • Party for a Pixie Princess | No Fuss Fabulous 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.nofussfabulous.com [Source type: General]

    .13 Baby
  • "Hey, been trying to meet you.^ If you are 13 or older, then try out our new site for grown-ups at PuzzleGenie.com .
    • Puzzle Pixies : Free kids painting, coloring, games, puzzles and activities 15 January 2010 1:13 UTC www.puzzlepixies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Mmmmm. Hey, must be a devil between us, or whores in my head. Whores at the door. Whore in my bed, but hey."
    from Hey
  • "Chained to the pillars, a 3-day party, I break the walls and kill us all with holy fingers" from Gouge Away

Bossanova (4AD, 1990)

.
  • "Every night and every day I bossanova wit' you." From Hang wire
  • "Your mouth!^ You shut your whore mouth...
    • FARK.com: (3847493) Kim Deal would like to dispel rumours of a new Pixies album, horrified at the prospect of having to work with Frank Black again: "Oh god no ...I'd rather record with my mother" 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You were required reading for me every day.
    • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank you for your wit and wisdom.
    • The Other Side of Kim - TheOtherSideofKim Front Page 3 February 2010 16:21 UTC www.theothersideofkim.com [Source type: Original source]

    Your mouth! .A mile away"
    from Rock Music
  • "Where have you been?^ Sonic Youth 2,834 members Queer Artists and Band Members 1,486 members Garage Rock 1,071 members See more Do you make music?
    • surferrosa65’s Music Profile – Users at Last.fm 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maybe school has started and there’s no time or gas money to get you to the coast some 90+ miles away.
    • Surfing - 5ones 6 February 2010 13:39 UTC 5ones.com [Source type: General]

    Finally through the roof, and how does lemur skin reflect the sea?"
    from Velouria
  • "And when the planets hit the sun, I saw the face of Allison" from Allison
  • "There is this old man, that has spent so much time sleeping, that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years" from Dig for Fire
  • "She's my fave, undressing in the sun." from Ana
  • "One side is hot, the other side of the moon is not. from All Over The World

Trompe Le Monde (4AD, 1991)

  • "Why do cupids and angels continually haunt her dreams like memories?" from Trompe Le Monde
  • "Rhythmically to resound, this ain't the planet of sound." from Planet of Sound
  • "Oh Alexander, I see you beneath the archway of aerodynamics" from Alec Eiffel
  • "And evolving from the sea, would not be too much time for me, to walk beside you in the sun." from The Sad Punk
  • "I smell smoke that comes from a gun named Extinction." from The Sad Punk
  • "Oh kiss me cunt, oh kiss me cock, oh kiss the world, oh kiss the sky, oh kiss my ass, oh let it rock!" from UMASS
  • "A life that's so sublime, palace of the brine" from Palace of the Brine
  • "Everything I needed, and I wanted, used to be that my head was haunted" from Letter From Memphis
  • "Sun shines in the rusty morning, skyline of the Olympus Mons" from Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
  • "Her warm, white belly in the life I'd lived had seen nothing finer, she shakes and she moves me or something, she's like jellyroll, like sculpture." from Subbacultcha

B-sides (4AD 1998)

  • "There is a way, my manta ray." from Manta Ray
  • "In heaven everything is fine, you've got your good thing and you've got mine." from In Heaven
  • "Do the manta ray, DO the manta ray!" from Dancing The Manta Ray
  • "The method of stop, tap, spin/No talking bailey's walk." from Dancing The Manta Ray

Simple English

Pixies
File:Pixies in Kansas City, October 1,
The Pixies in 2004.
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts USA
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1985–1993
2004–2007
Labels Elektra, 4AD
Associated acts The Breeders
Website Pixies
Members
Black Francis (singer, guitar, songwriter)
Kim Deal (bass guitar, singer)
David Lovering (drummer)
Joey Santiago (guitar)
A pixie is also a small creature with wings, famous in folklore

The Pixies are an American alternative rock band that have been active from 1986-1993, and 2004 to the present.

Contents

History

The Pixies' band members came together during the mid-1980s. Joey Santiago and Frank Black met at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they were students. Santiago introduced Black to new music, such as David Bowie.

In 1985, they decided to create a band. Kim Deal joined on bass guitar after answering an advertisement in a Boston newspaper. The band's musical style was influenced by bands such as Hüsker Dü. David Lovering, the drummer and a friend of Deal, joined in late 1985.

Success

The band released their first album, Come on Pilgrim, in 1987. The released one album every year from 1987-1991. Although they were not very successful in the USA, they were popular for alternative rock fans in Europe. In 1988, they recorded a session with British radio DJ John Peel because he felt they were a good band.

The band had many problems, with band members disagreeing on certain issues. In 1989, the band nearly asked Kim Deal to leave because of her laziness. She was also trying to take more control as a songwriter. These problems got worse and in 1993, they split up.

The Pixies influenced many bands that were more successful, such as Nirvana and OK Go.

Reunion

They re-united and went on a tour in 2004-2005. However, they have yet to release a new album.

Musical style

The lyrics to the Pixies' songs are well-known for being unusual. The band are also well-known for combining loud music with more quiet melodies, and for combining pop with rock.

Albums

  • Come on Pilgrim (1987)
  • Surfer Rosa (1988)
  • Doolittle (1989)
  • Bossanova (1990)
  • Trompe le Monde (1991)


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