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Pixies - Surfer Rosa

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Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Label 4AD
Erstver÷ffentlichung 01.09.2001
Format CD
Lieferzeit 1 ľ 8 Werktage
Preis 7,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
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Vinyl-Reissue auf 4 AD. 1988 erschien das erste, komplette Album der Pixies. Sie stiegen damit aus der College Rock Schublade wie Springteufel und lehrten die schnuckeligen US-Teenies das FŘrchten von den Thun-getunten Wei▀broteltern ganz zu schweigen.

Review

ôOne of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the ■80s, the Pixies■ 1988full-length debut Surfer Rosa fulfilled the promise of Come on Pilgrim and, thanks to Steve Albini■s production, added a muscular edge that made their harshest moments seem even more menacing and perverse. On songs like "Something Against You," Black Francis■ cryptic shrieks and non sequiturs are backed by David Lovering and Kim Deal■s punchy rhythms, which are so visceral that they■d overwhelm any guitarist except Joey Santiago, who takes the spotlight on the epic "Vamos."Albini■s high-contrast dynamics suit Surfer Rosa well, especially on the explosive opener "Bone Machine" and the kinky, T-Rex-inspired "Cactus." But, like the black-and-white photo of a flamenco dancer on its cover, Surfer Rosa is the Pixies■ most polarized work. For each blazing piece of punk, there are softer, poppier moments such as "Where Is My Mind?," Francis■ strangely poignant song inspired by scuba diving in the Caribbean, and the Kim Deal-penned "Gigantic," which almost outshines the rest of the album. But even Surfer Rosa■s less iconic songs reflect how important the album was in the group■s development. The "song about a superhero named Tony" ("Tony■s Theme") was the most lighthearted song the Pixies had recorded, pointing the way to their more overtly playful, whimsical work on Doolittle. Francis■ warped sense of humor is evident in lyrics like "Bone Machine"■s "He bought me a soda and tried to molest me in the parking lot/Yep yep yep!" In a year that included landmark albums from contemporaries like Throwing Muses, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies managed to turn in one of 1988■s most striking, distinctive records. Surfer Rosa may not be the group■s most accessible work, but it is one of their most compelling.ö(All Music Guide)

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