Back in time
23 September 2021
Who: Boston’s noise rock legends led by Black Francis
Active: 1986–1993, 2004–present / 7 studio albums (so far)
Anniversary album: TROMPE LE MONDE
Released: 30 years ago – in the UK on 23 September 1991
and in the US the day after
AllMusic / Heather Phares: “The title might be French for “fool the world,” but with
‘Trompe le Monde’, the Pixies weren’t fooling anyone: this was essentially Black Francis’
solo debut. It focuses on Francis’ sci-fi fascination and lacks any Kim Deal songs, even
her backing vocals are far and few between. Yet the band sounds revitalized on ‘Trompe
le Monde’, as if it were planned as their last hurrah.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: It’s hard to top your first 3 albums as they all three were
brilliant, but Trompe Le Monde had some jawdropping moments – Planet Of Sound
(one of their best hammers ever) / Head On (JAMC cover) / U-Mass / Subbacultcha –
but their overall hard-hitting, melodic noise resonance became too familiar by
Anecdote: As mentioned above, ‘Trompe Le Monde‘ came out in the US
on 24 September 1991, the exact same date as the release of Nirvana‘s
masterpiece ‘Nevermind‘. I guess many of us know that Pixies were one
of Kurt Cobain‘s favorite bands
Singles: Planet Of Sound / Alec Eiffel / Letter To Memphis
– PLANET OF SOUND –
– ALEC EIFFEL –
– LETTER TO MEMPHIS –
All Albums – Website
“We have determined that with the current surge in COVID cases – made
worse by the Delta variant – that this is the right decision for our fans and
crew members’ safety, as well as our own.”
3 August 2021
‘Velouria’ by PIXIES
From their 1990 album Bossanova
Daily live electricity to turn summer into a holiday…
Band: PIXIES (Boston)
Where: Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK
Song: GOUGE AWAY
Album: Doolittle (1989)
10 June 2021
Kimberley Ann Deal was born in
Dayton, Ohio on 40 June 1961.
Original member and stellar Pixies bassist.
Made classic LP Last Splash with The Breeders
(with her twin sister Kelley) and a top one
with The Amps (‘Pacer’ – 1995).
Left Pixies in 2013 to reunite The Breeders
Simply one of the most genuine, most
outspoken, and coolest ladies ever in rock.
COOL AS FUCK!
Three knockouts to start
Kim‘s birthday party…
– GIGANTIC –
(With The Breeders)
– CANNONBALL –
– TIPP CITY –
(With The Amps)
Kim about the Internet (actually about women vs dudes)…
Young British punk rockers SHAME reacted loud and clear after the recent UK election…
(photo on top: Turn Up The Volume! Brussels, 2018)
Pixies play on 13 July in….eh…
Single Monkey Gone To Heaven from their 1989 album Doolittle
8 April 2021
Boston’s 10-year-old NANDI BUSHELL is a young, confident
and gifted musician who challenged Dave Grohl last year for a
drum contest, which actually happened. Check it out here. She
also went viral on YouTube with covers of Metallica and Rage
Against The Machine.
She’s a big fan of legendary noise rock band Pixies, and
shows it by covering their 1988 cracker Where’s My Mind.
The result is just brilliant. Nandi sounds cool, looks cool, and
moves cool. A Star Is Born!
“I was listening to Bellyache by Billie Ellish and the chorus reminded
me of the Pixies song ‘Where Is My Mind?. They are both awesome songs.”
said the teenager. She got the thumbs up from Pixies mastermind and
frontman Black Francis.
Turn it up, Nandi…
NANDI BUSHELL: Facebook