Pixies Reunite!

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Pixies Reunite!

Postby Joe Porterhouse » Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:18 am

I read that the Pixies are getting back together for a tour next April and possibly another album.That would be fantastic.A truly great band that is very underrated.

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Postby costellopunk » Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:37 am

where did you read this? i always thought frank was so against the idea. but if it's true.....oh man oh man oh man oh man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:07 am

I heard the same thing on the radio just this past Sunday. Hot damn!
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Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:52 am

i did some websurfing last week to check this out, and it seemed to be refuted, yet again.

i'll believe it when i SEE it.

but it would be nice.
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Postby noiseradio » Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:50 pm

woowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoowoo!
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:15 pm

I am totally clueless when it comes to The Pixies. Where's a good starting point?

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:22 pm

Chair -

I'd start with Doolittle - it has their "big hits" and is probably the most accessable - my favorite song is "Debaser"

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:14 am

Boy With A Problem speaks truth.

Start with Doolittle, and if you like it, there's two ways to proceed:

Trompe Le Monde is a killer, loud, very punk-y record, that I love very much. But it's not the heir apparant of Doolittle. Doolittle was the heir apparant of Surfer Rosa and Bossanova, both tremendous records (Surfer Rosa is a little stronger). You can find the best Pixies cuts on Death to the Pixies, one of the few greatest hits records I really like, mainly for the live cuts on disc 2.

But by all means start with Doolittle.
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:00 am

Thought I'd revive this thread with a recent Billboard.com article:

Edited By Jonathan Cohen. February 23, 2004, 3:40 PM ET

Pixies Reunion Shows Sell Out Immediately

Confirming that interest in the Pixies' music has not waned since the band's 1993 demise, 11 of the 12 shows scheduled for the group's impending reunion tour sold out within minutes over the weekend. At the 1,600-seat Prairieland venue in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, capacity has been doubled to accommodate additional fans.

"The demand has been so great," Prairieland events manager Carl Schlosser enthuses to Billboard.com. "We are the largest venue, so we'll be that overflow for fans who may have been shut out in other cities." Tickets for the 12th show on April 29 in Davis, Calif., go on sale March 1.

The Pixies have logged several weeks of rehearsal in Los Angeles in preparation for the North American dates, which culminate May 1 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. "We were all a little nervous when we first got together, but within maybe five minutes, everything felt completely comfortable, and it was like the last 11 years had never happened," vocalist/guitarist Frank Black says in a statement.

Adds bassist Kim Deal, "I experienced what I call 'muscle memory' -- we'd be playing a song and I didn't even have to think about what note came next -- my fingers remembered what to play."

Following Coachella, the group will take a short break before hitting Europe for festivals and headlining appearances. So far, confirmed dates begin with a June 2-5 stand at London's Carling Brixton Academy and also include a June 11 appearance at the Super Bock Super Rock festival in Lisbon, two mid-June shows with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin and Paris and a July 10 set at the T in the Park festival in Kinross, U.K.


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