Pixies

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Split in 1993. Reunion in 2004.

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The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original line-up was composed of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.

The Pixies were associated with the 1990s alternative rock boom, and draw on elements including punk rock and surf rock. Their music is known for its dynamic "loud-quiet" shifts and song structures. Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence. They achieved modest popularity in their home country, but were more successful in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Their jarring pop sound influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, Bush, Blur and Weezer. Their popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004.

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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1992-04-25: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1
2004-04-25: Boise, ID, USA 1
2004-04-29: Davis, CA, USA 1
2004-04-30: The Glass House, Pomona, CA, USA 1
2004-07-03: Belfort, France 2
2004-11-16: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, USA 1
2004‐05‐01: Coachella, Indio, CA, USA 2
2005-05-28: George, WA, USA 1
2009-11-28: Wang Theatre, Boston, MA, USA 1
2013-11-24: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK 1
Gigantic 1
Live at The Town & Country Club 1988 1
Pixies Live 2
The Fallout Shelter 1
The Sad Punk 1
Transatlantic 1
Velouria Live 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Gigantic 5 2
1989 Monkey Gone to Heaven 4 6
1989 Here Comes Your Man 4 5
1990 Velouria 3 4
1990 Dig for Fire 3 4
1991 Planet of Sound 3 2
1991 Alec Eiffel 2 2
1991 Head On 4
1991 Letter to Memphis 3 1
1997 Debaser: Demo 4 1
1997 Debaser: Live 1
1997 Debaser: Studio 5 1
2004 Bam Thwok 3 1
2013 Bagboy 3 1
2014 Women of War 1
2016 Um Chagga Lagga 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Come On Pilgrim 4.5 4
2005 Sell Out 2004 Reunion Tour Radio Sampler 1
2013 EP1 2
2014 EP2 3
2014 EP3 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Pixies 4 3

EP + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2014 Pixies Live EP 1

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Live 1
2012 Coachella ’04 EP 1

Other

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 The Purple Tape 1
1994 Give Me Ecstasy 1
1995 Rough Diamonds: Studio Sessions 1987–1991 1
2003 The Purple Tape 2 1
2010 Doolittle - Live at the Hordern Pavilion 16/3/2010 1
1989-xx-xx: Doolittle Demos: Eden Studios, Newtonville, MA, USA 1

Other + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 2005-06-13: Washington, D.C., USA 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 1991‐06‐28 Eurockeennes Festival 1
2013-09-26: Maida Vale BBC Studios, London, UK 1

Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Pixies Live 2
2009 Doolittle 20th Anniversary Live Sampler 1

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