Pixies - The Pixies (The Purple Tape)
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Release date: 08 July 2002
Flipsides to epochal singles from one of the most influential bands of the last twenty years...
Paradoxically, it was the Pixies-inspired American alternative renaissance that sowed the seeds of the Boston quartet's destruction. Had Nirvana never happened - and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' owes everything to Black Francis' sense of proportion and propulsion - chances are they'd be huge right now. This, though, is to disregard the sheer wilfulness that nestles...
- Feb 28, 2001
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- Broken Face
- Build High
- Rock a My Soul
- Down to the Well
- Break My Body
- I'm Amazed
- Here Comes Your Man
- In Heaven
Doesn’t reach the impossibly high standards of their back catalogue, but there’s promise
- Oct 4, 2013
Much ado about ’little. Brixton Academy, London, Tuesday, October 6
- Oct 19, 2009
The nicest guy in rock (official!), Ross Millard from The Futureheads, gets giddy with excitement at being allowed to support his childhood heroes, the Pixies
- Sep 19, 2005
Band join Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk Hotel on the bill
The Muffs frontwoman calls her brief stint with the band an "amazing experience"
US band will headline London festival on Sunday, June 8
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