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Best Of Pixies (Wave Of Mutilation) – Pixies

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The ultimate "best of" the most influential U.S. indie band.

In 1986 the Boston Times published an ad in which Charles Thompson (alias Black Francis) and Joey Santiago were looking for a bassist and a drummer who would like both Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul & Mary. Kim Deal (on the first two records still as Mrs. John Murphey) and David Lovering answered the ad, and the Pixies were complete. With their impetuous rock, the brute tempo changes and the sawing guitar riffs they became the indie rock band. Kurt Cobain admitted that he could not have written a song like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" without the inspiration of the Pixies: "I was trying to write the ultimate pop songs, I was trying to rip off the Pixies". It remains to be seen whether he succeeded. It's a fact that the Pixies are using Debaser, Here Comes Your Man, Monkey Gone To Heaven and Where Is My Mind? Indie classics.


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Release details

Label: 4AD
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Album
Units: 2
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Rock


A1 Bone Machine
A2 Nimrod'S Son
A3 The Holiday Song
A4 Caribou
A5 Broken Face
A6 Gigantic
B1 Vamos
B2 Hey
B3 Monkey Gone To Heaven
B4 Debaser
B5 Gouge Away
B6 Wave Of Mutilation
C1 Here Comes Your Man
C2 Tame
C3 Where Is My Mind?
C4 Into The White
C5 Velouria
D1 Allison
D2 Dig For Fire
D3 U-Mass
D4 Alec Eiffel
D5 Planet Of Sound
D6 Winterlong