Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pixies - Where Is My Mind

One PIXIES. There is and have existed and will always only be one PIXIES. When Black Francis caught up with snake with Joey Santiago, Kim Deal and David Lovering in Boston in the mid 80's, to slam art punk, nobody could imagine that now, thirty years later, they would be counted as one of it late 20th century most important band. But so it is. Without PIXIES there would not been a NIRVANA, No BLUR, No WEEZER, Maybe Not even a RADIOHEAD. What poor world we had lived in.

But now, luckily, we live in the world where PIXIES actually not only existed but also exists. Where Black Francis, still a bit rounder but still as intense, shines out his surreal texts about space and biblical violence over an explosive mat of psychedelic noise-surf-punk pop. To quote Black Francis: Death to The PIXIES, long they must live!

During his first incarnation, PIXIES released an EP and four albums, now regarded as bell classics. "Come on Pilgrim", "Surfer Rosa", "Doolittle", "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde" are all classics when critics draw their world's best recordings. In 1993, they split. Black Francis became Frank Black and released solo records and Kim Deal started THE BREEDERS before reconnecting in the winter of 2004. 2013 Kim Deal dropped off and replaced by Paz Lenchantin (but, as we usually say, changing the world's coolest bassist to the world's second coolest bassist Is a so-called luxury problem).

In 2014, the album "Indie Cindy" released the EPs group since the reunion, and in 2016, PIXIES first album came with new material since "Trompe Le Monde" in 1991. "Head Carrier" was well received by critics and audiences and gives the image of a band that still has plenty of miles to walk on its crooked, spicy rock road.

THE PIXIES are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Until 2013, the band comprised Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left the band in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist, but she was soon replaced by Paz Lenchantin who eventually settled in as a permanent member.

THE PIXIES music contains elements including psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, and surf rock. Francis is THE PIXIES primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence.

THE PIXIES played at Azalea

Today's tune "Where Is My Mind?" is taken from 1988 debut album "Surfer Rosa". The song was written by frontman Black Francis while he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, inspired by his experiences while scuba diving in the Caribbean. He later said he had "this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why—I don't know too much about fish behavior." Although the song was never released as a single, it is one of the band's signature songs. A live version of the song recorded at 2004's Coachella was released free through BitTorrent.

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