Death to the Pixies Limited Edition, Import
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Every constituent part of what makes outstanding rock music is evident in abundance throughout the entirety of this album, with all those elements magnificently distilled in to one or two standout tracks that demand to be hailed as simply awesome - Tame, for instance, deserves to be considered one of the most significant tracks (I hesitate to call it a song given the grossly distorted quality of Charles's vocals...!) of the last twenty five years.
If you have to raise the funds to purchase this album by selling every other CD or piece of vinyl you have ever owned, do it - everything else just pales into insignificance by comparison.
The 17 tracks that make up 'Death to the Pixies' span their career from 1987 to 1991, and their 5 studio albums are all represented. It would be easy for me to list tracks that I felt should have been included, but as a single CD it holds together quite well.
A cover of the Surftones' 'Cecilia Ann' kicks the album off, and throughout the next 16 tracks we are treated to such classics as the surf-inspired 'Here Comes Your Man', the manic 'Debaser', Kim Deal's trance-like bass playing on 'Gigantic', and the haunting 'Where is my Mind?'
There is no ultra-rare, never-before-heard track to entice those who've already bought all the released albums, although some may wish to purchase it for the marginally enhanced audio.
I would recommend 'Doolittle' or 'Surfa Rosa/Come on Pilgrim' as anybody's first Pixies album, however 'Death to the Pixies' serves as a well-structured look at the career of one of the most revered bands of the past 20 years.
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Not the cleverest band which ever existed but 'Where is My Mind' is sort of addictive.Published 3 months ago by LeBrit
Anything by the classic Pixies rocks! Even a best of album like this. If you never heard them start here! You won't regret it. Joey santiago's angular guitar playing is awesome.Published 9 months ago by BRICK BRADFORD
My sincere gratitude to Francis, Deal, Santiago and Lovering. They have lived the rock and roll lifestyle. Read morePublished on 17 May 2010 by haunted
Like Van Gough, many bands dont get the recognition they deserve, but hey presto! when they split or die they become cool and everyone begins to say they were influenced by them. Read morePublished on 28 July 2006 by East Coast Music Man
All I can say that the Pixies will be the rarest sounds you will ever hear, definitely like none other before them. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2004