Genre: Alternative
Label: ADA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Pixies Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies 2LP

The Pixies

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THE Definitive Audio Retrospective From One of the Most Influential and Respected Acts in Music!

The Pixies are acclaimed as the most influential pioneers of the late '80s alternative rock movement, effectively blazing the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom.

During their six years together, the Pixies released five albums on 4AD - Come on Pilgrim (1987); Surfer Rosa (1988); Doolittle (1989); Bossanova (1990) and Trompe Le Monde (1991). Experiencing particular success in the UK and Europe, the Pixies played sold-out festivals and received a multitude of fan, peer and critical acclaim. The band's influence was far-reaching; U2's Bono referred to the Pixies as "one of America's greatest bands ever”; David Bowie called their work "just about the most compelling music of the entire '80s," and Kurt Cobain, who identified Surfer Rosa as his favorite album of that entire decade, confessed, when writing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, that, "Basically, I was ripping off The Pixies."

The tracks on Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies runs (almost) chronologically and expands on the previous compilation, Death To The Pixies. The recordings remain fresh and vibrant - a splendid introduction for old fans and new converts alike - inevitably there are half a dozen tracks from Doolittle, the record that NME proclaimed the "second best album ever", but there's also a couple of B-sides, the live favorite ‘Into The White’ and, to end the sonic assault on a poignant note, the band's cover of Neil Young's ‘Winterlong’.

“...(their) breathtaking mix of noisy, almost surflike guitars, sweet pop melodies and primal-scream-therapy vocals inspired a generation of would-be rock stars: Nirvana adopted the Pixies use of quiet, mumbled verses and loud, crashing choruses, Courtney Love aped their banshee wails, and Beck drew inspiration from their catalog of surrealistic lyrics.” - Rolling Stone

• Double Vinyl LP Set
• Gatefold Packaging
• All tracks have been remastered by John Dent at Loud
• Contains tracks from all five of the Pixies' best-selling albums

Black Francis, vocals, guitar
David Lovering, drums
Kim Deal, bass, vocals
Joey Santiago, lead guitar

LP1 - Side 1
1. Bone Machine (Surfer Rosa 1988)
2. Nimrod's Son (Come On Pilgrim 1987)
3. The Holiday Song (Come On Pilgrim 1987)
4. Caribou (Come On Pilgrim 1987)
5. Broken Face (Surfer Rosa 1988)
6. Gigantic (Single Version, Re-Recorded) (Surfer Rosa 1988)
LP1 - Side 2
1. Vamos (Surfer Rosa 1988)
2. Hey (Doolittle 1989)
3. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Doolittle 1989)
4. Debaser (Doolittle 1989)
5. Gouge Away (Doolittle 1989)
6. Wave Of Mutilation (Doolittle 1989)
LP2 - Side 1
1. Here Comes Your Man (Doolittle 1989)
2. Tame (Doolittle 1989)
3. Where Is My Mind? (Surfer Rosa 1988)
4. Into The White (Complete 'B' Sides - Doolittle 1989)
5. Velouria (Bossanova 1990)
LP2 - Side 2
1. Allison (Bossanova 1990)
2. Dig For Fire (Bossanova 1990)
3. U-Mass (Trompe Le Monde 1991)
4. Alec Eiffel (Trompe Le Monde 1991)
5. Planet Of Sound (Trompe Le Monde 1991)
6. Winterlong (Complete 'B' Sides - Bossanova 1990)

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