The Pixies could do no wrong throughout their initial run in the late 80’s / early 90’s, so 10 years ago they reformed to much larger crowds and gushing accolades. The only problem for me was that there was almost no new material forthcoming – 1 original (“Bam Thwok”) and 1 cover (Warren Zevon’s “Ain’t That Pretty At All”). And that’s where the Pixies discography stayed throughout another 8 or 9 years of reunion concerts. 2013 brought the departure of founding bassist Kim Deal and a flurry of new studio material. But was it any good?
Part 32 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays
My very 1st “alternative” record (briefly alluded to in my review of Live’s debut album Mental Jewelry).In the somewhat fundamental Christian environment that I grew up in, outright parties were frowned upon (though people who were “living on the edge” had them). Instead, what we had what were called “gatherings”. Want to get a group of folks together to celebrate a graduation? See you at the gathering, friend. Want to get a group together to celebrate an anniversary? See you at the gathering, friend (I think you get the point). It could be somewhat maddening, but it was at one of these “gatherings” (OK – it was a party) that I was introduced to the album that changed my perspective on the world of music.