Pixies: Classic or Dud

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I can't find this anywhere so I'm presuming that this (incredibly!) hasn't been done before.

Venga, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Inspired by last night's Channel 4 documentary of course. And can I just kick off by saying Unimpeachable Classic.

Give me answers that are new.

Venga, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

A dozen GRATE songs tops. Otherwise average.

I don't really care that much for the Pixies, so that probably puts me one level above a child eater around these parts. I shall now move to an undisclosed location for an unknown length of time.

Andy, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the monster has taken to the hills! bring the torches and the pitchforks!

(pun unintended.)

obv. one of the best bands of the 80s, and i lurve, lurve lurve em. but i know we've done this.

jess, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I wrote an article on the Pixies in which I tried to say something new about them. I think it got wiped out in the freakytrigger.com disaster. I love them.

Tim Hopkins thinks they're atrocious.

Tom, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There was a Taking Sides: Trompe vs. anything else thread here. CLASSIC.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

They're great because they're indie! (ha ha)

They would have never made it without Kim Deal - the bass is the thing. But it was the combination of 'em all that made them amazing.

Dave225, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

We definitely did this recently. Tom had a good theory about Frank Black as sci-fi geek, preacher, sex god, and surfer. Sundar complained about Bossanova. Ethan said they were indie-metal for kids who dance on their beds to "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The thread had a weird title.

I don't know why so many people always think they're a band for whom criticism is verboten on here. I'm sure I could name at least ten bands that are better-liked by the ILM massive.

Classic by the way, although I like them way better as a wacky pop band than as an important rock band.

Ian, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think 'cause - like MBV - they're one of the instances where ILM's collective taste (if there is such a beast) crosses over with the wider music-talk collective taste (ditto) i.e. being a Pixies agnostic leaves you NOWHERE TO HIDE.

Tom, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Ian: "I don't know why so many people always think they're a band for whom criticism is verboten on here. I'm sure I could name at least ten bands that are better-liked by the ILM massive."

Tom: "...being a Pixies agnostic leaves you NOWHERE TO HIDE."

Almost done packing. Now where's my razor?

Andy, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I can't fathom how anyone could rate the Pixies as a dud. Inconceivable. Completely classic. There is no debate.

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

... probably one of the handful of bands that i have remained "fanatic" about.

william harris, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I saw the docu and forgot to start / revive a thread.

The docu stimulated - even moved - me. Sense of PERIOD, mainly. We can't ultimately separate the Pixies from their time (late 80s / early 90s) - is that right?

So - I like them in the way that I like Steady Mike's SNUB TV video: A LOT - BUT thoroughly 'conditioned' and 'historical'.

Most of what was said by rockers went way OTT. It's great to see Bowie and certain others talking (but not the utter tosser Coxon - he'd be OK maybe if he never spoke) - but no, no, they overrated.

Period, this is the key. We need to understand the Pixies in History. No?

And in Space, too. This is the thread I didn't start, but intend to.

the pinefox, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Space? I believe in space.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

ALL of my friends were into the Pixies in the early 90's, but I don't think they've really stood the test of time that well. There was something pretentious and artsy about them... but Kim Deal's got the rock.

Andy, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I outgrew the Pixies. I still will put them on occasionally and go, "Yeah, that's a nice sound. I like those guitar tones. Man, he can sing. This is quirky, cute and catchy." Then, I start fast forwarding through all the tracks and realize I don't really want to hear the songs any more.

When I was a kid, yeah they were fantastic. I'm starting to realize that kids really like music that makes them feel at odds with everything in an abstractly alienating way that is somehow a comforting cacoon. It's kind of a depressing feeling that's hard to identify as "depressing". It sounds passionate and interesting, with dissonance and screaming and yelling, lyrics that identify no real problem but are delivered with a sombre tone and offset with just the right amount of cutesy tongue-in-cheekiness. That stuff bores the piss out of me now.

Nude Spock, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There was something pretentious and artsy about them

well, duh.

jess, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm starting to realize that kids really like music that makes them feel at odds with everything in an abstractly alienating way that is somehow a comforting

well, duh.

jess, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

well put

Nude Spock, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

(of course the flipside of my snarky little duhs is that - as the pixies still "speak" to me tremendously to this very day [just an hour ago in fact] - is that i'm hiding my fears and apprehensions about still feeling alienated by everything and using music as a cocoon to reinforce my alienation, to use it as that shield against the "straight" world, which is the very home truth that spock hit upon recently, that i'm still just a teenager in a big persons body.)

jess, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the place of the pixies in space is the bottom of the garden

(pinefox and alex in NYC in agreement shocker)

(me too shocker, come to that, tho i often agree with em separately) (also secretly)

mark s, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Mark S, forgive me, but what does that mean? Is the bottom of the garden a good thing or bad thing? Like, it could be the foundation or soil from which other things grow, but at the same time, that's calling them dirt and shit, since that's what fertilizer is. Also, is there some connection to "pushing up daisies"? Do you want their shitty asses dead or do you think they are the foundation for later music? Or did I misinterpret it on all counts?

Nude Spock, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Everything that I like in Nirvana and the Pumpkins without the cynicism (atleast I think, unless I am not getting it). True underground style that I think stands as a textbook example to what alternative used to mean. Classic on this slate.

Luptune Pitman, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't want to disappoint Vic Funk so I'll offer my two cents, for whatever that's worth (two cents, I guess).

I think the Pixies made good records, though I can't listen to them anymore. For about a year (in the mid-90's, when I was a teenager, and the band was long broken up) I couldn't imagine a better rock band existing and now, six years later, I think the only Pixies record I still own is a 12" promo of live recordings. And I only kept that because I think it's kinda rare. I got rid of everything else. The Pixies are old hat for me now, but I don't hold it against them.

If a young kid likes loud catchy guitar music and hasn't gotten into much rock beyond what's on the radio, I think the Pixies can be a nice thing to hear. I know that Doolittle made me lose interest in the Eddie Vedder/Kurt Cobain angst-rock that I was listening to on the radio at the time. They're a nice "training wheels" band and I think they'll continue to be that for awhile.

Oliver, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

They are enjoyable. Classic.

Lindsey B, Thursday, 29 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Normally I don't even bother declaring on one of these, but Pixies = CLASSIC. I found the live album in my car not long ago & thought I'd never fully realized 'til lately how good they were. Apologies.

Mrs. Daria Murphy, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Everything I like about the Pixies got confirmed last summer when I had the chance to interview Frank Black at the Lowlands Festival. When I asked him how he would describe his period with that band he said something in the lines of (it was radio, so I'm drawing from memory here): "I was young and pretentious enough to think it would all work. And it did." He also played 'Crackity Jones' for me and the tech. Class.

Alacran, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Another Pixies thread

Nick, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Sorry to poop the party and all, but I agree with Albini - "a band who at their top dollar best are blandly entertaining college rock."

Andrew L, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oliver is 100% on the money. I still have to get rid of my Pixies records but they were a part of my life which is over and I won't listen to them again anyways.

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I love Pixies and I never seem to tire of them. I think the problem with Albini is that he understands rock and roll.

Nick, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

"I think the problem with Albini is that he understands rock and roll."

I'll be quoting that for as long as I'm writing about pop I think. But you can't have any performance royalties.

Tom, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I was only lip synching for the Real Milli Vanilli anyway. God, this is all getting very complicated.

Nick, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Albini - "a band who at their top dollar best are blandly entertaining college rock."

He seemed far more charitable towards them in the C4 documentary that sparked this thread - but then I missed the first 20 minutes... perhaps he was slating them then. Strange docu - the only footage they had was from the Town & Country Club show (supporting Throwing Muses) in '88, so by the time they moved on to "Bossanova" and "Trompe", there was no illustration of the music at all. Maybe it's difficult to get the rights to the (never very interesting) videos.

"Monkey Gone To Heaven" changed my entire perception of loud-guitars- and-shouty-voices and I really did Buy The Record The Next Day. "Doolittle" remains my favourite. They may have quickly lost the intensity, but there are still traces of the ol' magic as late as '93 (4AD's last good year) with "The Last Splash", and FB's solo thing. However, the high regard in which "Teenager of the Year" is held by a certain forum contributor baffles me like few other of his opinions.

Michael Jones, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Teenager.. = the only Frank Black album worth having. It's ace.

Dr. C, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think 'Teenager' is a marvellous album. I'm not sure if I'm Mike's certain forum contributor, probably not, but if not I want to shake his/her hand!

Tom, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

tom, teenager is a wonderful record; in fact, i think an ex- roommate might have my copy so i'm going to go re-buy today.

jess, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

*whispers to Mike* : don't worry, they're all insane. I can't say I heard all of TOTY, but what I did (eg. Headache) sounded like tiresome shouty nonsense robbed of all the Pixies' dynamism. The first Frank Black album in wonderful in places, however. 'Los Angeles' is one of my favourite songs ever, by anyone.

Nick, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

*whispers back to Nick*: let's slip out the back before any of them try to talk to us. 22 tracks and at least 19 of them are SHIT. That's some achievement.

Michael Jones, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

nude spock it is a garbled (heh: first attempt "bargled") attempt at a fotherington tomas ref: "he believes he have fairies at the bottom of the garden" — i am on drugs ignore me

mark s, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

frank black and joey santiago had horrible guitar tone.

fields of salmon, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

It's a preference thing, salmon field. To some, it was the greatest tone heard in quite some time. Bit too much treble for me now, though, but I still think it has a wonderful floaty quality, especially in those surfin' blues solos.

Nude Spock, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

true enough ... their guitars can sound good within a context but when i listen to it now it just sounds dated and irrelevant. who produced the pixies' albums? who can give me names?

fields of salmon, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Albini did Surfer Rosa, notoriously... Gil Norton did Bossanova... can't remember the others.

Ian, Friday, 30 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Dunno anything about guitar tone, so, unlike Albini and our salmon friend, I'm inclined to say CLASSIC!! -- with superfluous punctuation and all. I can't imagine becoming tired of Surfer Rosa and Doolittle and Trompe Le Monde are incredible, as well.

scott p., Saturday, 1 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Anthony (I think) called Kim Deal's voice "delicious." I've been using that ever since...

JM, Saturday, 1 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm with Nick and Michael...I don't understand why everyone thinks Teenager of the Year is so tops...I thought it was dull dull dull, all rock and roll cliche and nothing on it which made our Black Francis so compelling in the first place. Some of the stuff with the Catholics since then has added a bit more spark, but I can't for the life of me remember even a single track off of Teenager, despite listening to it a lot when it came out, just to try to give it a chance.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 1 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Albini - "a band who at their top dollar best are blandly entertaining college rock."
I can't figure Albini using expression w/$$ value as a compliment so maybe he didn't mean the second half of the sentence either?

daria gray, Sunday, 2 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I was a big fan in the early nineties. Nowadays I never listen to their records anymore. The stuff did not age well. Their music was very refreshing in the beginning. They had their own style which was somewhere between avantgarde and bubble gum. A weird mixture which I liked very much at the time.

alex in mainhattan, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

What I found most interesting about Pixies docu: Gil Norton looking and sounding like Ray Stubbs' eccentric older brother.

I love the Pixies dearly (and the doc made me want to dig out Come on Pilgrim again). But here's the thing: when I first heard Surfer Rosa, in a small, cold student flat in Norwich 1989, I thought it was abysmal, shouty, formless and stupid. One year later, driving around downtown Portland, Oregon it all made fantastic sense. Which makes me wonder: how does location and geographic cultural space affect the way you hear music? As an English box bedroom boy I grew up favouring the intimate confessional indie (Smiths) and domestic disco (Pet Shop Boys) one would expect, and I'm not sure the Pixies could ever make sense to me in that context. However, blasting out of a car stereo on an open Oregon highway there was suddenly *room* for the music. Maybe only a certain type of uptight, claustrophobic Englishman needs to actually go to the US to understand rock, but it puts me in mind of something Gertrude Stein said - what makes America what it is "is that there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is". And I think I heard something like that in the sound of Surfer Rosa.

Edna Welthorpe, Mrs, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think Head Carrier is a really great name for a Pixies album! Still don't want to listen to it tho.

orifex, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 23:51 (four years ago) link

my 13 year old is upstairs in his room playing his guitar along with a Pixies CD right now. old Pixies. not new Pixies.

scott seward, Thursday, 6 October 2016 01:05 (four years ago) link

not one of the ones i liked, but i woke up this morning with "Talent" running through my head.

mizzell, Thursday, 6 October 2016 12:25 (four years ago) link

ugh that is one of the worst songs on the album. um chagga lagga is the one I keep getting stuck in my head and I only listened to it once

akm, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:10 (four years ago) link

from the Luke Haines review: "her replacement — someone called Paz — does brilliantly. The excitingly named Paz seems to be a one-woman Kim Deal tribute act (this is a good thing). "

goddamnit luke do your homework. she might play like that here but she's an amazing bass player with a long history.

akm, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:12 (four years ago) link

whore-filled classics!
There are some very fundamental things about artistic expression that that reviewer does not understand

I love PC music critics! Too bad they weren’t around hundreds of years ago to put a stop to all those nasty murder ballads still being sung today.

Jazzbo, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:32 (four years ago) link

Looks like it may be a whore-filled classic after all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFPpnHFTts
Nina Keen will be upset

PaulTMA, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:42 (four years ago) link

Paz should shave her head and grow a little beard and mustache combo.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:58 (four years ago) link

she is a very attractive and talented woman. everyone should leave the pixies except for her

akm, Thursday, 6 October 2016 23:42 (four years ago) link

yeah she rules. saw her playing bass for RTX in a tiny club about 10 years ago and she was awesome. killer stage presence.

her performance on the new Pixies album is really pretty good. i like her duet w Frank on "Bel Esprit". and her helping write "All I Think About Now", a song about looking back on The Pixies, is cool.

but Albini's "bar band" comment has never been more appropriate. it's very generic.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:25 (four years ago) link

also i'm pretty sure they aren't singing "Um Chagga Lagga" but "Boom Shacka Lacka", a reference to Ali G

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:26 (four years ago) link

wow i've never read about zwan's dissolution before. the corgan quotes on the wiki page are pretty crazy.
also didn't know that paz played on the first brighblack album.

mizzell, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:59 (four years ago) link

haw, come on billy, this is just good clean fun: "Sex acts between band members in public. People carrying drugs across borders."

tylerw, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:06 (four years ago) link

There are a few duds on here, and the idea of having Kim Deal's replacement sing a song addressed to Kim Deal is beyond misguided, but by and large this album is better than I could have hoped. Plays like a slightly above average Frank Black solo LP; it's the best thing he's done since Svn Fngrs.

I like how cranky and peevish Frank Black sounds. He's at his best when he's not trying to be funny or weird, but when those qualities seem almost unintentional.

Evan R, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:17 (four years ago) link

Bluefinger would have made an excellent Pixies record

PaulTMA, Sunday, 9 October 2016 12:49 (four years ago) link

also i'm pretty sure they aren't singing "Um Chagga Lagga" but "Boom Shacka Lacka", a reference to Ali G

― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, October 7, 2016 4:26 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

or Apache Indian.

Bluefinger would have made an excellent Pixies record

― PaulTMA, Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:49 PM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I agree!

pen pineapple apple pen (Turrican), Sunday, 9 October 2016 13:03 (four years ago) link

Aside from "Captain Pasty" and "Threshold Apprehension" I think Bluefinger sounded like a regular more recent Black Francis album.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 9 October 2016 14:15 (four years ago) link

i agree bluefinger is really good but even better was the svn fngrs ep.

mizzell, Sunday, 9 October 2016 15:40 (four years ago) link

I mean the Pixies should have recorded it (and Svn Fngrs)

PaulTMA, Sunday, 9 October 2016 16:11 (four years ago) link

Pretty sure that McLusky and et al. took over for the Pixies in the smartest way. The Beatles also had followers who improved on them...

dlp9001, Monday, 10 October 2016 17:40 (four years ago) link

Mclusky, give me a break

seafaring funnyman Jacques Custos (rip van wanko), Monday, 10 October 2016 17:45 (four years ago) link

http://concert.arte.tv/fr/berlin-live-pixies

StanM, Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:43 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

is Head Carrier any good?

i don't know why i feel more open to giving it a chance than the first post-reunion album.

alpine static, Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:37 (three years ago) link

it was pretty good, it was better than the previous one anyway. I gave it a listen again recently after kind of forgetting it existed and I liked it. That boom shaka laka song is great if stupid.

akm, Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:47 (three years ago) link

i kind of grew to like it. it really feels like a Pixies album at times. there are some really nice melodies throughout and it kind of has a Trompe Le Monde feel to it at parts. like the whole build-up intro to "Bel Esprit" feels very TLM. obviously its not anywhere close to the heights of the first run albums but it's good, certainly better than Indie Cindy.

Paz is pretty cool too. i know this is a difficult thing for people to get over, cos Kim Deal was such an important part of the original band, but Paz is really great. that song she sings and had a hand in writing, "All I Think About Now", is kind of an interesting way to deconstruct "Where Is My Mind". she also directed a cool music video for "Classic Masher".

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:04 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzDJayVhhdA

| (Latham Green), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:12 (two years ago) link

Really enjoyed that. Surprised how good the sound quality is.

o. nate, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:13 (two years ago) link

impressive mullet on Charles

Ah, the minty egg bits (sic), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 02:46 (two years ago) link

Thanks for posting that, LG. I was there! First festival I attended, it was a very wet day..
Pixies were the highlight (but then they were my favorite band back then), other performances I can recall that were great: Elvis Costello (solo) and Nick Cave (in awesome striped pants) & the Bad Seeds.

willem, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 08:44 (two years ago) link

They are like children in this video!

so young.

glad you enjoyed it as I did

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:09 (two years ago) link

I'm a big fan of Kim Shattuck and the Muffs, and some things I've read about her (short-lived) experience in tha band did not seem too positive. Nu-Pixies seems a little depressing on the whole but I hope I'm wrong

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:14 (two years ago) link

I interviewed Joey once, and it was either in that interview or some other one I read, back when the band reunited, where he conceded the money he was going to get from the reunion was the difference between a good school district and a bad school district for his kid. I totally understand, but that's still pretty mercenary.

The Pixies were once my favorite band, but thanks to 18+/21+ laws in Philly I never had a chance to see them live during their heyday (save their opening slot for U2 at the Spectrum, but I couldn't go to that one). I still regret seeing them on the first reunion tour, because it was just so ... bleh. They totally didn't care. Saw them a couple of more times since that, incidentally, maybe once with a dude on bass (can't remember) and once with Shattuck. They still couldn't have cared less, and neither could I.

What's weird is that I saw Frank Black a few times, and a couple of those shows were great. I guess the chemistry of the Pixies was sort of off from the start and only got worse over time.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:38 (two years ago) link

I saw them live once in their heyday, in late 1990. They didn't seem to enjoy playing live at all...or just playing music, period, or being in a band. Apart from a single Joey feedback solo, they all seemed like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:05 (two years ago) link

I interviewed Joey once, and it was either in that interview or some other one I read, back when the band reunited, where he conceded the money he was going to get from the reunion was the difference between a good school district and a bad school district for his kid. I totally understand, but that's still pretty mercenary.

It was, I think, in a Spin profile early in the reunion where Kim said that the reason she agreed to reform - after several refusals to Charles - was that Joey called and told her the school district thing.

Stab my hinge, get hit (sic), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:16 (two years ago) link

Yeah, maybe that was it?

I did interview Charles around the time of the reunion. It was a great conversation, and at some point he started complaining about reunions, and how they're all so lazy, especially the ones that aren't playing any new songs or anything. Then he pauses and adds "OK, so I'm a big hypocrite."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 20:47 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

hey this new pixies album is pretty good.

akm, Friday, 27 September 2019 03:08 (one year ago) link

It's like a solid Frank Black album, unfortunately I'm not really interested in solid Frank Black albums.

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 27 September 2019 08:29 (one year ago) link

Still need to get Oddballs and Black Sessions someday.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 27 September 2019 18:16 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

I'm trying to decide which is the more lighting-in-a-bottle band, the Pixies or the Smiths. Right now I'm thinking .. Pixies.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 23:35 (one year ago) link

Given that the pixies wrote most of their best song within the span of about a year, I'd say Pixies too.
(also, these days I just feel too conflicted listening to anything that Morrissey had a hand in, so)

enochroot, Sunday, 16 February 2020 04:13 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

🏈 Joey & Dave help predict the 2021 @NFL Season - for the @nyjets and the @Patriots respectively.

Check them out with @SPIN here:https://t.co/s9XbvdvbS0 pic.twitter.com/z6arEPwdFM

— PIXIES (@PIXIES) September 10, 2021

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:13 (one week ago) link

Joey is a Jets fan? Wow, guess I don't like Pixies anymore.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:47 (one week ago) link

lol I just chuckled because I scrolled past this and assumed it was like an NFL promoted tweet or something, took me far too long to put all the pieces together

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:49 (one week ago) link

And this I know
The Jets 16 and 0

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:52 (one week ago) link

if man is five
(if man is five)
then the devil is six
(then the devil is six)
the the JETS ARE ZERO
THE JETS ARE ZERO

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 September 2021 16:56 (one week ago) link

Dave looking totes ready for a woodworking & magic tricks show on PBS.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 10 September 2021 23:27 (one week ago) link

Ngl, I kind of want that sweater

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 10 September 2021 23:29 (one week ago) link

I got no lips, I got no tongue
I got a broken Gase...

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 11 September 2021 22:42 (one week ago) link

Joey’s Jets commentary in that article is pretty funny

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Sunday, 12 September 2021 00:12 (six days ago) link


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