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Pixies - Surfer Rosa

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Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Label 4AD
Erstveröffentlichung 01.09.2001
Format CD
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 8,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

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 Fürchten von den Thun-getunten Weißbroteltern ganz zu schweigen. Hart und laut hauen sie einem die Drums um die Ohren. Aus den Songs wurde jede nicht unbedingt notwendige Note gestrichen. Die Pixies spielen ziemlich wütend und raffiniert auf, bleiben dabei aber immer melodisch. Gut getarnt im Lärm tauchen aus dem Nichts plötzlich Hooks auf. Und die beißen sich ganz schön fest. Hits: "Where Is My Mind", "Gigantic", "Vamos".

Review

“One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the þ80s, the Pixiesþ 1988full-length debut Surfer Rosa fulfilled the promise of Come on Pilgrim and, thanks to Steve Albiniþs production, added a muscular edge that made their harshest moments seem even more menacing and perverse. On songs like "Something Against You," Black Francisþ cryptic shrieks and non sequiturs are backed by David Lovering and Kim Dealþs punchy rhythms, which are so visceral that theyþd overwhelm any guitarist except Joey Santiago, who takes the spotlight on the epic "Vamos."Albiniþs 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 Pixiesþ most polarized work. For each blazing piece of punk, there are softer, poppier moments such as "Where Is My Mind?," Francisþ 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 Rosaþs less iconic songs reflect how important the album was in the groupþs development. The "song about a superhero named Tony" ("Tonyþs Theme") was the most lighthearted song the Pixies had recorded, pointing the way to their more overtly playful, whimsical work on Doolittle. Francisþ warped sense of humor is evident in lyrics like "Bone Machine"þs "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 1988þs most striking, distinctive records. Surfer Rosa may not be the groupþs most accessible work, but it is one of their most compelling.”(All Music Guide)

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