Pixies

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Pixies were an influential band of the late 80's. They broke up in 1993, but reformed in 2004 and toured throughout that year. 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.

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. But it was "Doolittle", their third album, that really made waves. 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. 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.


Members

Pixies consist of members Frank Black, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering.

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?" 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... 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. 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? 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. 13 Baby
  • "Hey, been trying to meet you. 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! Your mouth! A mile away" from Rock Music
  • "Where have you been? 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 baileys walk." From baileys walk.