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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by BorderRadio, Jul 16, 2019.
New album coming, do you care? Podcast
So Frank and Kim are back on speaking terms ?
I've only heard a few songs post-reunion, and they didn't make me curious enough to check out the albums. What I heard seemed contrived, all the quirks but none of the magic of the original albums.
I have Indie Cindy but it never really did it for me.
I will still check out whatever they produce.
Being a 20-something in Boston during the 80s was a gift I have never taken for granted.
The last two times I saw them was a Frank Black acoustic set at the Wellfleet Beachcomber and the 2004 Pixies Sellout show on Landsdowne Street (Avalon?) before Kim left.
Man I love that album. Good memories of having just moved to the Bay area & a new Pixies album.
I saw Frank do an acoustic set at a small bar in SF. He was HAMMERED.
trompe le monde doesnt get the love it deserves
Here comes your man
Letter to Memphis
Where is my mind
Last I saw them was on their first(?) reunion tour and it was like the Smiths got back together, that good. I’m happy sticking to Purple Tapes through Doolittle since though.
SHES'S LIKE JELLY ROLL LIKE SCULPTURE!
The solo stuff and Catholics are well worth checking out as well.
I did a Catholics show in 2002, at that time Charles told me there was "a strong likelihood" that there would be a Pixies reunion. Less than a year later they did Coachella.
I saw them open for Weezer with my kid last summer. My daughter was rather smitten since it was somewhat new for her.
I wasn't really let down but I wasn't blown away either.
Saw them on the Doolittle 20th Anniversary tour. They did not disappoint in the least.
I like them plenty but the new stuff doesn't really do it for me. But I also think Surfer Rosa is way overrated, so who’s gonna listen to what I say anyways?
Doolittle is brilliant though. And I love Bossanova.
Live at the Marquee in Cork, Ireland in 2016. Absolutely fantastic.
Slightly ashamed to have never listened to anything Pixies after Trompe le Monde, but there it is.
My favorite of the solos is Frank Black. I always found Teenager a bit wearing after a while, but Headache and Sir Rockabye are faves.
'Course Frank is a Tele guy
I remembered first time listening to Surfer Rosa being in awe and almost a little scared of how loud and powerful it was. I was perhaps a sensitive youth.
I liked Trompe Le Monde when it came out but it was clear that Subbacultcha was the most Pixie-est song on there by a mile: so it wasn’t a real surprise to find that it was actually a song they’d been playing since forever and just hadn’t recorded till then.
There are some great pop-rock moments on that album — Palace of The Brine, Letter To Memphis and Motorway To Roswell are real favourites of mine — and a couple of other places where the Pixies originality shines through — Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons — but the edge had gone and it was time for a break.
I saw them twice on the Trompe Le Monde tour and twice since they came back (before Kim packed it in again) and they were great every time — but I’ve no interest in their new songs. But I like most of Frank’s solo and Catholics albums, so what do I know?? (I saw Frank & The Catholics live twice as well, also great shows!)
Yes, it could really almost be considered the first Frank Black album. Stylistically, the fact that Eric Drew Feldman was there, etc., etc. Kinda like the last Pavement album was essentially the first Stephen Malkmus solo record.