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The Pixies
Formed in Boston after placing an ad for a bassist who liked "Husker Du and Peter, Paul & Mary," the Pixies - comprised of singer/guitarist Charles Thompson (Black Francis), singer/bassist Kim Deal (who answered that famous classified ad), guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering - became a band whose influence far outstretched their commercial achievements, laying the groundwork for the '90s alternative rock explosion but never receiving the kind of mainstream exposure heaped on bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Featuring jagged arrangements, tandem male-female vocals, thrashy guitars, and moody - even bizzare - lyrics, with a pop-punk sensibility throughout, albums such as "Doolittle," "Surfer Rosa," and "Bossanova" spawned Pixies classics like Monkey Gone to Heaven, Here Comes Your Man, and Velouria. Tensions within the band finally overwhelmed the Pixies, and by 1992 they called it quits. Despite varied results with solo projects throughout the '90s, the Pixies' legend only grew over the years, and their 2004 reunion tour has been a spectacular success, with the band now playing sold-out shows at venues they only dreamed of headlining in their heyday. The Pixies are pictured here on November 10th, 2004 at The Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.

Come on Pilgrim (1987)
Surfer Rosa (1988)
Doolittle (1989)
Bossanova (1990)
Trompe Le Monde (1991)
Pixies at the BBC (1998)
Complete B-Sides (2001)
Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies (2004)
I Love Pixies
Bailey's Walk
Alec Eiffel
the sauce of chaos
Pixies Timeline
Thrashin's Pixies Page
4AD Pixies
Pixies at Elektra Records