Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pixies - Doolittle

After reviewing two rather new albums, I'll continue with a classic today. One of the most recognized groups of the 90s, that has inspired hundreds of bands and still has an giant fan base. Almost everybody should at least know their song "Where is My Mind?" which is featured at the end of the movie "Fight club".

Their music was inspired by Surf Rock as well as from Punk Rock. Frank Black (vocals/rhythm guitar) must be one of the most talented songwriters in the world of rock. Every song on this record seems perfect and has a unique tone to it. They use fast changes of pace, minimalistic guitars, sometimes soft vocals and sometimes crazy shouting. If you want your rock to be diversified, just listen to the Pixies!

If you have missed out on this till now and you love rock, then please get this record as soon as possible. It's nearly perfect. They released 4 albums and every one of them has it's own charm. "Doolittle" is their most well-known album and was way ahead of it's time. Seeing them live was, without any question, the best concert of my life!


Check them out if you like: Nirvana, Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, The Breeders (which is the band of the bass player, Kim Deal. Also good)




Here's a song from "Doolittle":

25 comments:

  1. I remenber buying this CD back in the days, If I'm not mistaken it came in a cardboard box or the cover was printed in a carboard with very smelly ink!

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  2. prior to this the only song i remeber hearing from them is the song on the ending credits for fight club though i have watched it alot and hence listened to it alot lol

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  3. Hey! is one of the best songs ever.

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  4. heard about the band before. never really looked into it though. thanks for sharing!

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  5. they havent released an album since their reunion :/

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  6. My friends introduced me to the pixies earlier last year. They're not bad.

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  7. still think my favorite is where is my mind

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  8. The pixies are awesome, I've been into them for years.

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  9. Where Is My mind is one of my favorite songs ever

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  10. This was a really good album. I loved the song "Debaser"

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  11. you have a very nice music taste dude :D pixies are awesome... i love their songs :) thanks for reminding me of this one!!

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  12. Have to agree with 'where is my mind' Big pixies fan. Love this

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  13. actually "where is my mind" its the only song i knew from them, but i do think they have great rythm

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  14. I've only heard Pixies a couple of times, but they are excellent.

    Followed.

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  15. Definitely dig the Pixies, thanks for getting me to look into them again. Luckily I have their albums already! :P

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  16. Hey yeah I love that song from fight club. gonna get their album now.

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  17. I love The Pixies. This is a great album.

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