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    Felt like a good time for another Pixies appreciation thread

    Dedicated to Betsy Andreu


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    Yes yes yes yes pixies rule imho.
    Slicing up eyeballs.

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    Saw them back to back nights when they came through DC a few years ago. The music has found a way of being really important in my life.
    Frank Black's other stuff is all good (different) as well.

    Saw the Loud Quiet Loud documentary about them when it came out. Definitely don't hero worship this group. It sure was special what they came up with though.

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    I was working with some folks when Surfer Rosa's 20th passed and I mentioned that it made me feel old. Straight faced they asked me "who are the Pixies?".

    That made me feel older.

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    You better have not been working IN OR AROUND a bike shop with those folks. Is there a more classic bike shop album than Surfer Rosa?

    Days when I can loop Fugazi and Pixies and focus on working on bikes are a treat.

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    Dark days friend, it was dark days.

    I had crossed into OG territory, and I needed to shine some light in there.

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    Kim Deal on wait wait don't tell me. Kim is awesome, the host not so much.
    Not My Job: Kim Deal : NPR

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    Kim Deal + NPR.

    That cinches it- we ARE old.

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    A couple of years ago I bumped in to an old friend that I hadn't seen since I first arrived in the US and A. He shared this memory about me and the Pixies, saying:

    "It would have been some time in 1989 and you came storming in to our apartment waving a cassette. You were shouting "Listen to this you fucking hippies!" Then you put it on, and all I heard was angry noise"

    I kinda remember the day. I had just bought Doolittle and wanted to share it with those tie-dyed, pot smoking wasters.

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    If I'm in a bar and see Where is My Mind? on the jukebox, it's a guarantee that everyone there is going to hear it twice.
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    The only two vinyls I own are Surfer Rosa and Highway 61 the former because of those iconic breasts

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsix View Post
    Saw them back to back nights when they came through DC a few years ago. The music has found a way of being really important in my life.
    Frank Black's other stuff is all good (different) as well.

    Saw the Loud Quiet Loud documentary about them when it came out. Definitely don't hero worship this group. It sure was special what they came up with though.
    ++++1 on Frank Black's stuff. Love the guy.

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    Pixies played with Pere Ubu at Vanderbilt in the early '90s.. I have been to a 1000 shows, and this is one of the few that you remember everything about the moment.

    If you do not have Surfer Rosa, it is one of those albums that has all of the best of the past "alternative" music, and still sounds totally current..

    When Frank Black went out on his own, and had the single Los Angeles, i thought HOLY SHIT! This dude is mad, i don't know why and i love it. I know it was a single, because i owned the single on cassette. I was in 9th grade and had a portable cassette player, i would walk to school, in rural tennessee and listen to it about 16 times before i walked in the door.. I was then ready to go.

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    I saw the Pixies open for Love & Rockets in '89.
    The Pixies were FEROCIOUS, of course, and completely shamed L&R.

    Nobody ever wanted to follow Hendrix, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    The only two vinyls I own are Surfer Rosa and Highway 61 the former because of those iconic breasts
    I've sold a lot of vinyls when CD players started to sound right, fact I regret deeply.
    luis prado alonso

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    Love the Pixies and Frank Black. Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova, Trompe Le Monde, Frank Black and Teenager of the Year are all on my daily work playlist.

    I really like that I get to wear headphones at work. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowdyhillrambler View Post
    Pixies played with Pere Ubu at Vanderbilt in the early '90s.. I have been to a 1000 shows, and this is one of the few that you remember everything about the moment.
    Wow. Just wow.

    p.s. Pere Ubu -> Eric Drew Feldman <- Pixies

    GO!

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    I know, I know, and I love..

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    I am old.

    But I still fixate on Debbie Harry's textured stockings.

    Pere Ubu, "Waiting for Mary" - YouTube

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    I really recommend Frank Black's "Teenager of the Year" album - a departure from Pixies, yes, but just track after track of great stuff - some songs a million miles per hour, others much more cerebral. His later solo stuff didn't appeal to me as much (not that I didn't like it) but "Teenager" is pure gold.

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