History Music / ThePixies

6th Jun '16 8:23:20 AM duggan
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* AlbumTitleDrop: The EP ''Come On Pilgrim'' takes its name from a line in "Levitate Me." Similarly, ''Doolittle'' is mentioned in "Mr. Grieves." ''Surfer Rosa'' is said in "Oh My Golly!". Finally, ''Bossanova'' comes from its song "Hang Wire". ''Trompe le Monde'' doesn't have this, but it makes up for that by having a song called "Trompe le Monde", the only Pixies album to have a TitleTrack.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: The EP ''Come On Pilgrim'' takes its name from a line in "Levitate Me." Similarly, ''Doolittle'' is mentioned in "Mr. Grieves." ''Surfer Rosa'' is said in "Oh My Golly!". Finally, ''Bossanova'' comes from its song "Hang Wire". ''Trompe le Monde'' doesn't have this, but it makes up for that by having a song called "Trompe le Monde", the only Pixies album to have and Indie Cindy also has a TitleTrack.title track.
21st May '16 8:28:56 PM DavidDelony
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* PlayingAgainstType: The band was unusually loud compared to the other acts 4AD was known for, such as Music/CocteauTwins and Music/DeadCanDance. The Pixies were also one of 4AD's first American acts.
21st May '16 8:18:51 PM DavidDelony
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* CompilationRerelease: The first CD releases of ''Music/SurferRosa'' included ''Come On Pilgrim''.
15th Feb '16 4:02:30 PM eroock
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-->--'''Pixies''', "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - ''Music/{{Doolittle}}''.

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-->--'''Pixies''', -->-- '''Pixies''', "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - ''Music/{{Doolittle}}''.



-->--'''Black Francis''', quoted in the article [[http://aleceiffel.free.fr/gods.html "The Pixies: Gods of Almost Pop"]]

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-->--'''Black -->-- '''Black Francis''', quoted in the article [[http://aleceiffel.free.fr/gods.html "The Pixies: Gods of Almost Pop"]]



-->--'''bogoslav''', contributor to [=RateYourMusic.com=]

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-->--'''bogoslav''', -->-- '''bogoslav''', contributor to [=RateYourMusic.com=]
31st Jan '16 1:05:37 PM MarkLungo
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Pixies' recording career started in 1987 with the release of the ''Come on Pilgrim'' EP on British label Creator/FourADRecords. They released four more albums on the same label (with Elektra Records handling them in the US, starting with ''Music/{{Doolittle}}'') until officially disbanding in 1993 due to exhaustion after supporting Music/{{U2}} on the Zoo TV tour and intra-band tension, mostly over Francis [[IAmTheBand marginalizing the others' contributions]] (especially Deal's). Francis changed his name to Frank Black and started a solo career, Deal found success with Music/TheBreeders, Santiago worked in soundtracks and his band Music/TheMartinis and Lovering alternated drumming with a hobby as a magician. The band reunited in 2004, took a hiatus in 2007, re-reunited in 2009 and is still touring today. In 2013, the group (with the exception of Kim, who officially left halfway through the year) released their first new material in over 20 years: the single ''Bagboy'' and the EP aptly titled ''[=EP1=]''. An ''[=EP2=]'' and ''[=EP3=]'' followed in 2014, and the three [=EPs=] were compiled into the band's first album in 23 years: ''Indie Cindy''.

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Pixies' recording career started in 1987 with the release of the ''Come on Pilgrim'' EP on British label Creator/FourADRecords. They released four more albums on the same label (with Elektra Records Creator/ElektraRecords handling them in the US, starting with ''Music/{{Doolittle}}'') until officially disbanding in 1993 due to exhaustion after supporting Music/{{U2}} on the Zoo TV tour and intra-band tension, mostly over Francis [[IAmTheBand marginalizing the others' contributions]] (especially Deal's). Francis changed his name to Frank Black and started a solo career, Deal found success with Music/TheBreeders, Santiago worked in soundtracks and his band Music/TheMartinis and Lovering alternated drumming with a hobby as a magician. The band reunited in 2004, took a hiatus in 2007, re-reunited in 2009 and is still touring today. In 2013, the group (with the exception of Kim, who officially left halfway through the year) released their first new material in over 20 years: the single ''Bagboy'' and the EP aptly titled ''[=EP1=]''. An ''[=EP2=]'' and ''[=EP3=]'' followed in 2014, and the three [=EPs=] were compiled into the band's first album in 23 years: ''Indie Cindy''.
4th Jan '16 12:19:42 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:These are the underwater guys who control the sea. (L to R: Santiago, Francis, Deal, Lovering)]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:These [[caption-width-right:350: These are the underwater guys who control the sea. (L to R: Santiago, Francis, Deal, Lovering)]]
30th Nov '15 2:27:01 PM DavidDelony
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* PaterFamilicide: "Wave of Mutilation" was inspired by reports of Japanese families committing suicide by driving into the ocean.
1st Aug '15 4:16:00 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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->''Then GOD IS SEVEN!"''

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->''Then ->''[[SuddenlyShouting Then GOD IS SEVEN!"''SEVEN!]]"''
1st Aug '15 4:13:50 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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The band's members are guitarist/vocalist Black Francis, bassist/vocalist Kim Deal, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering. Their musical style is distinguished by its fusion of SurfRock melodies with PunkRock aesthetics and (later on) PsychedelicRock influences, being capable of both [[EarWorm earworminess]] and brutal aggression.

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The band's members are guitarist/vocalist Black Francis, bassist/vocalist Kim Deal, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering. Their musical style is distinguished by its fusion of SurfRock melodies with PunkRock aesthetics and (later on) PsychedelicRock influences, being capable of both [[EarWorm earworminess]] and [[CarefulWithThatAxe brutal aggression.
aggression]].
24th Jun '15 10:34:51 AM ILoveDogs
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* SuddenlyShouting: As mentioned under StrictlyFormula, this band has a lot of quiet verses that lead suddenly and jarringly into a CarefulWithThatAxe chorus.
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