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The Pixies Facing The Fire Squad

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, November 1990

The pixies are the best band on the planet. Discuss. ...

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The Pixies (1988)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1988

The Boston indies talk about their working processes and place in the musical scheme of things; discuss their name, and more.

File format: mp3; file size: 28.6mb, interview length: 31' 12" sound quality: ***

The Pixies' Black Francis (1989)

Interview by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1989

Black Francis on the telephone, talking about The Pixies' major label debut, his influences ranging from his Pentecostal background to the movies of David Lynch, and his "Black Francis" persona

File format: mp3 File size: 23mb Interview length: 25 minutes 10 seconds Sound quality: **

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The Pixies: Surfer Rosa

Review by Mark Sinker, NME, March 1988

PIXIES QUOTE The Fall (a mangled snatch of 'Stephen Song' in 'I'm Amazed'), so we can: "They pass my home at night/oh they are NOT ...

The Pixies: Surfer Rosa (4AD)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, March 1988

"WHERE IS my mind?" smirks huggable Black Francis, and you can't help but rattle your jewellery. If "bloody your hands on a cactus tree/wipe it ...

The Pixies: Speaking In Tongues

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, March 1988

THE HOLLERING IS ALL. The Pixies are what's left when all the frustrations and absences that once prompted rock'n'roll into being have faded away or ...

Throwing Muses, The Pixies: Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, Sounds, April 1988

"WHAT ABOUT those Pixies – motherf***ers, huh?" enquired a grinning Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses. She referred to the previous band and no one in ...

The Pixies' Charles Francis

Interview by Martin Aston, Catalogue, The, 1989

THE PIXIES, in the space of time it takes to skin a Bros, have been hailed as rock's saviours, Those That Will Save Us From ...

The Pixies: Doolittle

Review by Edwin Pouncey, NME, April 1989

THAT LITTLE MONKEY with the halo hot-wired to its tiny skull – the central image for both the Pixies' latest single and this, their second ...

The Pixies: Animal Crackers

Interview by Keith Cameron, Sounds, May 1989

Only a year after their first ever UK visit, Pixies are a Top Ten albums band! Keith Cameron joins their tour in Brighton to find ...

The Cure, Love and Rockets, The Pixies, Shelleyann Orphan: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, October 1989

HAD SOMEONE predicted in 1978 that 49,223 people in a stadium would one day clap and sing along as the Gothic rockers in the Cure ...

The Pixies: Ditties Of Pixilated Reasoning

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 1990

A year ago, the Pixies were considered the last word in rock bacchanalia. The Boston-based band's three albums – Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and ...

The Pixies: Bossanova

Review by Terry Staunton, NME, August 1990

THE EVER-SO-ARTY lyric book that accompanies the new Pixies album contains the words to a song that you will not find on the record itself. ...

The Pixies: Bossanova (4AD)

Review by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, August 1990

ONE THING that's always bugged me about The Pixies is the universal acclaim for their LPs – how come no one ever gripes about the ...

The Pixies: No Time-Wasters!

Interview by Andy Gill, Q, September 1990

"IT'S NOT I'M ORIGINAL or anything." Charles Kittridge Thompson IV, aka Black Francis, Pixies frontman, is describing how he comes up with the lyrics to ...

The Pixies: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, October 1990

WATCHING THE Pixies in a rock venue as mainstream as the Hammersmith Odeon seemed wrong, and they were as surprised to be there as anyone ...

Surfing With The Aliens: The Pixies

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 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 ...

The Pixies: Surfer Rosa To Super Nova

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, December 1990

Three years ago, the irrepressible Pixies set the rock scene buzzing with their howling, primeval sound. In 1990 they stepped from this murky past and ...

The Pixies: Democracy Cuban Style

Profile and Interview by Mark Kemp, Option, January 1991

"OH, DON'T print this," Black Francis says, in a gentle voice, catching himself midway through a tell-all about a one-time Spider From Mars. ...

Pixies: Trompe Le Monde

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, October 1991

BOSTON'S PIXIES have already ascended close to stadium status judging from their recent triumph at Crystal Palace. Yet their mounting success betrays no loss of ...

The Pixies: Death To The Pixies

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, November 1997

The Pixies: grievous, greedy and groundbreaking ...

The Pixies: Death to the Pixies

Review by Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, November 1997

THE DOUBLE BILL looked great on paper: the Pixies and Throwing Muses at Avalon. Actually the Lansdowne Street club was called Metro then, back in ...

Hello Goodbye: Joey Santiago & The Pixies

Interview by Martin Aston, MOJO, December 1997

HELLO – September 1986CHARLES [FRANCIS] and I were suite-mates rather than room-mates at the University of Massachusetts. Like me, he'd gone to college in the ...

Pixies Reissues

Review by Tom Cox, Uncut, March 1998

Come On PilgrimSurferrosaBossanovaTrompelemonde Boston scree party: incredible back catalogue from the precursors of grunge ...

The Pixies: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, June 2004

EXACTLY HOW much this, the first UK night of the Pixies' reunion tour, means to the crowd is shown when they walk on stage to ...

Why Your Favourite Band Should Split Up

Overview by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, August 2010

From the Pixies to the Zombies, Jude Rogers talks to the bands who chose to burn out, not fade away ...

see also Frank Black

see also Breeders, The

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