PIXIES "Death To The Pixies" 4AD
"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song, I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies." Kurt Cobain on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', Rolling Stone magazine, January 1994.
This collection is a 17 track celebration, spanning the career of one of rock's most influential bands, compiled with the approval of Black Francis now known as Frank Black). The Pixies were of course Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (aka Mrs John Murphy, vocals, bass), Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums). All tracks were written by Black Francis, with the exception of 'Cecilia Ann' (written by The Surftones) and 'Gigantic', which was written by Black Francis and Mrs John Murphy. Steve Albini, Gary Smith and Gil Norton produced the various tracks on the album.
Tracklisting: Cecilia Ann, Planet Of Sound, Tame, Here Comes Your Man, Debaser, Wave Of Mutilation, Dig For Fire, Caribou, Holiday Song, Nimrod's Son, U-Mass, Bone Machine, Gigantic, Where Is My Mind?, Velouria, Gouge Away, Monkey Gone To Heaven.
The Pixies' five albums which changed the face of rock music were "Come On Pilgrim" (1987; MAD 709), "Surfer Rosa" (1988; CAD 803), "Doolittle" (1989; CAD 905), "Bossanova" (1990; CAD 0010), "Trompe Le Monde" (1991; CAD 1014).
A special, limited-edition version of "Death To The Pixies" is also available; it features a bonus disc of live tracks - a true collectible. The vinyl version is spread across four 10" vinyl records in an attractive box and is very limited. See http://www.pixies4ad.com for additional details about this band called Pixies and their volcanic rebirth.
JEFF KEIBEL SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO CANADA