The Pixies Surfer Rosa 180g LP
The Pixies Surfer Rosa 180g LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Pixies Surfer Rosa 180g LP

The Pixies

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SKU:
WEALP70803
UPC:
652637080315
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 317/500!

The Pixies' finest album is also one of the finest rock albums ever recorded. Challenging, but catchy; baffling, but fulfilling; It is an uncompromisingly raw, driving masterpiece of dissonant but tuneful pop, like nothing you've heard before. Recorded by legend Steve Albini (Big Black, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Nirvana) in the spring of 1988, Surfer Rosa is still fresh over a decade later.

The thudding drum intro of "Bone Machine" gives way to the stunning chorus of "Break My Body", which keeps up the bone theme along with "Broken Face." The best song of the album is "Gigantic" written by both Kim Deal and Black Francis and sung by Kim. Opening with a simple bass line, with lyrics about two lovers, it is an unbelievably catchy song. This song should have been a huge, huge hit; that it wasn't is an indictment of the music industry of 1988.

Side two of the record opens with acoustic guitar on "Where Is My Mind?" Black Francis' quirky lyrics are at the forefront. "With your feet on the air and your head on the ground. Where is my mind?" The next track, "Cactus" tells the tale of a prisoner writing to his wife, "I miss your soup/And I miss your bread/And a letter in your writin' doesn't mean your not dead. Bloody your hands on a cactus tree/Wipe it on your dress and send it to me." "Tony's Theme" is about "a superhero named Tony." Francis' penchant for writing in Spanish appears on the next two tracks, "Oh My Golly!" and "Vamos", a different version of a Come On Pilgrim track. The US version of Surfer Rosa ends with "Brick is Red", a song which ends the album, leaving you begging for more. At 33 minutes, Surfer Rosa needs no filler, and there is none. Great song follows great song, making this album the Pixies' greatest and most influential.

"Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, it was impossible to deconstruct the Pixies' ferocious howl. Their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screamin' (which Kurt Cobain admitted to boosting): On "Gigantic," Kim Deal sings like Peppermint Patty as the band drives a spike into Eighties rock." - www.rollingstone.com

Musicians:
Black Francis, vocals, guitars
David Lovering, drums
Mrs. John Murphy, bass, vocals
Joey Santiago, lead guitars

Selections:
1. Bone Machine
2. Break My Body
3. Something Against You
4. Broken Face
5. Gigantic
6. River Euphrates
7. Where Is My Mind?
8. Cactus
9. Tony's Theme
10. Oh My Golly!
11. Vamos
12. I'm Amazed
13. Brick Is Red
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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 317/500!

The Pixies' finest album is also one of the finest rock albums ever recorded. Challenging, but catchy; baffling, but fulfilling; It is an uncompromisingly raw, driving masterpiece of dissonant but tuneful pop, like nothing you've heard before. Recorded by legend Steve Albini (Big Black, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Nirvana) in the spring of 1988, Surfer Rosa is still fresh over a decade later.

The thudding drum intro of "Bone Machine" gives way to the stunning chorus of "Break My Body", which keeps up the bone theme along with "Broken Face." The best song of the album is "Gigantic" written by both Kim Deal and Black Francis and sung by Kim. Opening with a simple bass line, with lyrics about two lovers, it is an unbelievably catchy song. This song should have been a huge, huge hit; that it wasn't is an indictment of the music industry of 1988.

Side two of the record opens with acoustic guitar on "Where Is My Mind?" Black Francis' quirky lyrics are at the forefront. "With your feet on the air and your head on the ground. Where is my mind?" The next track, "Cactus" tells the tale of a prisoner writing to his wife, "I miss your soup/And I miss your bread/And a letter in your writin' doesn't mean your not dead. Bloody your hands on a cactus tree/Wipe it on your dress and send it to me." "Tony's Theme" is about "a superhero named Tony." Francis' penchant for writing in Spanish appears on the next two tracks, "Oh My Golly!" and "Vamos", a different version of a Come On Pilgrim track. The US version of Surfer Rosa ends with "Brick is Red", a song which ends the album, leaving you begging for more. At 33 minutes, Surfer Rosa needs no filler, and there is none. Great song follows great song, making this album the Pixies' greatest and most influential.

"Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, it was impossible to deconstruct the Pixies' ferocious howl. Their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screamin' (which Kurt Cobain admitted to boosting): On "Gigantic," Kim Deal sings like Peppermint Patty as the band drives a spike into Eighties rock." - www.rollingstone.com

Musicians:
Black Francis, vocals, guitars
David Lovering, drums
Mrs. John Murphy, bass, vocals
Joey Santiago, lead guitars

Selections:
1. Bone Machine
2. Break My Body
3. Something Against You
4. Broken Face
5. Gigantic
6. River Euphrates
7. Where Is My Mind?
8. Cactus
9. Tony's Theme
10. Oh My Golly!
11. Vamos
12. I'm Amazed
13. Brick Is Red
ISBN
RS317
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Pixies
Title
Surfer Rosa
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
Release Date
09-13-2004
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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