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Surfing With The Aliens: The Pixies

Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 1 November 1990

THE KIDS AT England's annual Reading festival are a scruffy lot. A ‘90s hybrid of hippie and punk, they wear tie-dyed T-shirts, asymmetrical hairdos, jeans ripped due to poverty rather than fashion, love beads, psychedelic face paint and peasant dresses. They fill the sidewalks outside pubs near the festival site, swilling pints of beer.

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