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Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 15:59:35
I have heard a few of their tracks in the past that people have recommended to me and thought they were good, but never really paid that much attention, but definitely thought they were worth checking out at some point.

Anyway, I was in MusicZone on Oxford Street on Saturday browsing through CDs and spotted that their recent comp was pretty cheap so I thought 'why not?' and bought it.

Wow, I wish I'd have paid more attention to this band earlier with random people mentioning them and recommending them, they are really, really good :b: Now I just wished I'd have bought the constituent albums instead :bash:

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-09-2004, 17:06:18
Buy "Surfer Rosa" and "Doolittle" instantly.

Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 17:11:40
Next time I am near such a shop, I probably will :D

Debaser
29-09-2004, 18:00:47
Buy all their albums (and the b-sides album, and the BBC sessions) immediately (like right now on Amazon...). Then while listening to them, repeatedly hit yourself in the face with the cases for not buying them all sooner.

protein
29-09-2004, 18:01:21
Doolittle! Buy now!

Ask Debaser what he thinks of the Pixies.

Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 18:03:24
Doh! ;)

protein
29-09-2004, 19:09:02
x post.

Resource Consumer
29-09-2004, 19:41:00
I agree - I sort of missed out of them when I was living in France but earlier this year friends in Latvia subjected me to endless hours and.........I loved it. I bought all the albums - are the BBC-sessions and the B-sides that much of an addition?

Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 20:35:53
Same here, without living in France although I had heard of them for absolutely bloody years...

Debaser
29-09-2004, 23:09:20
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
are the BBC-sessions and the B-sides that much of an addition?

If you really like and listen to all the songs on all the albums then the b-sides album is basically another Pixies album and you'll love it.

The BBC sessions are less essential because they are good enough to perform their tunes pretty much album perfect, and they do. The live cover of the Beatles' Wild Honey Pie is very good though...

Provost Harrison
30-09-2004, 17:44:13
Originally posted by Debaser
Buy all their albums (and the b-sides album, and the BBC sessions) immediately (like right now on Amazon...). Then while listening to them, repeatedly hit yourself in the face with the cases for not buying them all sooner.

Have the albums, now preparing to hit myself in the face ;)

Debaser
30-09-2004, 18:17:17
Good work!

Provost Harrison
30-09-2004, 18:20:43
*ouch*

*owww*

*ouch*

Provost Harrison
30-09-2004, 21:31:05
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Buy "Surfer Rosa" and "Doolittle" instantly.

I have indeed, this copy of "Surfer Rosa" has "Come On Pilgrim" on it too. Fastastic album plus it's got a picture of a woman with her norks out on the front too :bounce:

And of course I have "Doolittle", again brilliant. I also got "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde" too. I really can't gripe. I've only listened to them once (give me chance) - "Bossanova" seems the most difficult one, although still a damn good album - although saying that I have probably heard the fewest tracks from this album so it may be being the lack of familiarity with it. And "Trompe Le Monde" - this one is pretty instantly likeable for me, it's certainly different to their earlier work but I find it a really compelling album - there is something about it I really like.

protein
30-09-2004, 21:33:36
Okay, don't listen to anything other than Doolittle for a while. Then move on to the others.

Provost Harrison
01-10-2004, 14:30:02
Well I have them all so I am going to listen to them :p Besides, there is no reason to exclude any :p

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-10-2004, 16:11:09
In fairness, "Bossanova" is a bit patchy.

*End Is Forever*
01-10-2004, 19:35:17
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Fastastic album plus it's got a picture of a woman with her norks out on the front too :bounce:

How old are you Rich? :p

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-10-2004, 19:39:51
Is nork appreciation something you grow out of?

Provost Harrison
01-10-2004, 20:33:28
Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
How old are you Rich? :p

Too old, so I act younger :p

*End Is Forever*
01-10-2004, 20:45:10
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Is nork appreciation something you grow out of?

Nope, but I'd rather thought there were better ways to appreciate them than on an album cover...

Provost Harrison
01-10-2004, 20:49:06
Get it anywhere you can, that's what I say :p

BigGameHunter
02-10-2004, 03:03:30
I'm surprised they are a band that needs discovering over there.

They were a seminal alt rock act here and steered my entire peer group into a branch of music that had previously only been occupied by REM and Red Hot Chili Peppers (no comparison, I know).
I believe they kicked open the door for the alt music scene, one that REM had only cracked.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2004, 07:24:40
Pixies were actually bigger here than they were in the US. Their albums went top 10 regularly.

Provost Harrison
03-10-2004, 10:30:49
It's probably an issue of me being a lot younger than you old farts - I never really started listening to music until 1991 (REM was my first band) - The Pixies were certainly influential enough where I had heard of them in 1992, heard the rave reviews - but due to the lack of facilities such as MP3 downloads and money being a skint young teenager, never got to hear any of their tracks until far later. But hell at one point I think I was going to buy one of their albums but never got around to it. We can always be wise in hindsight ;)