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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:14 AM
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The Pixies: Overrated Hipster Garbage.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:15 AM
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1. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GROPE FOR LUNA
You are wrong.
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:46 AM
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2. I couldn't agree more
Never saw the point. They were GenX's equivalent of Blue Cheer.

Of course by now you all know I'm the kind of dork that grooves to Steely Dan and/or King Crimson.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:48 AM
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3. I like the Pixies...well, some of their records anyway
Then again, I also appreciate Blue Cheer, so I'm probably not the guy to ask.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:50 AM
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4. Oh great, Beast Man's on the glue again
:eyes:
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:52 AM
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5. 4/27/06 11:51 AM EST- Velvet Underground Still Blows.
Score one for Level 42.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:37 PM
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12. Stupid fucking Nico.
I hate the Velvet fucking Underground.

I even hate Lou Reed.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 04:23 AM
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17. She was great in "La Dolce Vita"
"We are eating spaghetti. Aum Aum."
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 10:57 AM
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6. I run hot and cold on the Pixies.
For a long time, I resented them because they seemed like the "token rock group" that dorky goth techno synth pop assholes liked (as if the whole of rock music was just so gauche except for this one band), but they had a handful of great songs, indifferently performed. And on the whole, Frank Black and the Catholics were a MUCH better band, objectively speaking. (Black's singing improved, his songwriting matured, and he finally had a competent band behind him).

I think Chuck Eddy said it best when he said "The most amusing thing about New Order is that both Debbie Gibson fans and Pixies fans pat themselves on the back for being open-minded enough to like them."

But they're better than Depeche Mode.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:36 PM
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10. When I read "dorky goth techno synth pop assholes"
I instantly thought "You mean like Depeche Mode?"

Then I got to the end of your post. :rofl:

I was a college DJ when the Pixies were in vogue, circa 1989... and I never got the fuss. If it wasn't dorky goth techno synth pop that was the rage, it was all the Byrds-cloning jingly-jangly quasi-folk nasal-retentive wannabes that dominated our playlists. I blame REM for that phenomenon though. But that's a flame war of a different color.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:47 PM
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14. Depressing Mode......
The only thing they were good for is making The Smiths cound Peppy....

They sucked in concert....

I saw them with the Sugarcubes... Bjorks original band and PIL.... Johhny Rotten's second project....

It was like listening to mud congeal when DP hit the stage compared to the opening acts....
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 12:54 PM
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7. I liked them in the '80's and early '90's. Rarely throw 'Doolittle'
in the player anymore tho. The thing I don't understand is all of the critical praise thrown at them since then.

Overrated, but only because they seem to be rated so high. If they had been forgotten, like so many other great bands of their day, then they would be underrated.
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 02:00 PM
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23. The critical praise is heaped upon them...
...because Kurt Cobain once famously said that he never understood how Nirvana became so popular when all they were doing was basically ripping off The Pixies.

So, since Nirvana essentially revitalized and reinvigorated the rock n'roll scene (well, what was left of it) in the early 90s, all the critics started heaping praise on The Pixies and a whole new generation that had never heard of them before started listening to them.

Personally, I think they deserved it. I'm a big fan of their stuff; the mixture of soft and loud/frantic , the blend of English and Spanish lyrics, the guitars, etc. Regardless of my personal opinion, though, the above story is the reason they earned Legend status after they broke up.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 12:58 PM
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8. Talking Heads > Pixies
And before I get flamed for that statement, let me say that I own all Pixies albums and have seen them in concert on their reunion tour.

And now...

:popcorn:
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Dolomite Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 01:07 PM
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9. They made up for the D breaking up.
Not that I ever wanted those Hsker boys to go away - just saying Charles & Kim helped fill a void.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:48 PM
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15. I liked Husker and Northern Pikes.....
I was a fan of 120 minutes on MTV back in the mid to late 80's.....
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:34 PM
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11. Pixies are awesome!
And you're a poo poo head! ;)
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:40 PM
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13. Some good songs, but... eh.
Leave me cold in a lot of ways.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:49 PM
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16. "Doolittle" was the only great album, and not a timeless album..
Most of the rest of that band's output was garbage.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 08:02 AM
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22. "Doolittle" is my least favorite Pixies record.
:shrug:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 11:56 PM
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24. Great.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 07:14 AM
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18. Pixies = total MEH.
Saw them live because the wife wanted to. I was bored within minutes and this show dragged on for what seemed like two DAYS. Every record store clerk in the audience and their Jetson-T-Shirt-wearing girlfriends knew all the words to their songs. I think $76 could have been spent better elsewhere.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 07:24 AM
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19. I like Kim Deal's solo project, The Amps.
And I'm a sucker for a couple of Pixies songs.

But niether Pixies nor Kim Deal have made it onto my MP3 player.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 07:25 AM
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20. OK, this is how I really feel about the Pixies. I was being iconoclastic:
meh. :shrug:

They have some good stuff, they have some not so good stuff.


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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 07:42 AM
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21. I wouldn't know.
Uhh..you're talking about a music group right?
*cough*
Since, i really don't pay attention to music...
*cough*
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 02:06 AM
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25. Just described me-- overrated hipster garbage
and yes, I like them...
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-29-06 10:13 PM
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26. You're stupid.
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