VIDEO: Pixies “Bag Boy”

June 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

I feared something fishy was up when the Pixies announced Kim Deal’s departure so … politely. It’s been common knowledge that they wanted to record a new record and Deal was the sole hold-out. I actually don’t care whether this new song is good or not. (And for the record, it’s ok). It just seems […]

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MP3: Love and Rockets gets its due

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Love and Rockets were another one of my gateway bands in high school that opened up a whole new world of music to me. The band’s fluke Top 40 hit, “So Alive”, represents very little in terms of the breadth of its myriad musical styles. Despite being 3/4’s of the legendary art-punk pioneers, Bauhaus, Love […]

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Doolittle, the concert (20th Anniversary)

June 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Doolittle, the concert (20th Anniversary)

“We wanted to do something special for Doolittle’s 20th anniversary,” Pixies singer/guitarist Black Francis explained in a press release, “and we thought this was a good opportunity to play all of the songs from that album, something we don’t normally do at a regular gig.” Guess I’ll be flying to London or Paris for their […]

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RETRO: Pixies “Tame” live at Brixton Academy 1991

February 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s no secret that Black Francis has one of the best screams in rock, but his blood curdling, cathartic spasm on the Pixies’ classic “Tame” is untouchable. Kurt Cobain learned more than a few tricks from Mr. Francis’ guttural shrieks and put them to fine use. I was helpfully reminded of this by The Guardian’s […]

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