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Bossanova
Bossanova cover
Studio album by Pixies
Released August 13, 1990
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Alternative, College rock
Length 39:45
Label 4AD/Elektra Records
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Professional reviews
Pixies chronology
Doolittle
(1989)
Bossanova
(1990)
Trompe le Monde
(1991)

Bossanova was the Pixies' third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. The title comes from the "Hang Wire" lyric "Every morning and every day / I'll bossanova with ya". Artistically, the album was a further move from the rough-edged, punk sound of the band's first two albums, and continued the mainstream approach apparent through much of Doolittle, while notably introducing an element of surf rock, a genre of which members Black Francis and Joey Santiago were fans. Image File history File links Pixies-BossanovaCover. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... The Pixies are an American alternative rock music group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... In the USA, college rock was a term used to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Robert Christgau (2006) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... The Pixies are an American alternative rock music group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released in October, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... The Pixies are an American alternative rock music group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. ... The British indie rock record label 4AD was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... Frank Black (born April 6, 1965 as Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ...


Only featuring compositions by Francis, the album marked the point where the frontman's artistic control became absolute, and bassist Kim Deal began to become sidelined. Furthermore, it is also the first release (with the exception of "Monkey Gone To Heaven" B-side "Manta Ray") to deal with Francis' growing obsession with UFOs and outer space, evident on tracks such as "The Happening" and also the cover art. The theme would continue on the Pixies' follow up Trompe le Monde, and last long into his solo career as Frank Black. Kim Deal (born Kimberly Ann Deal on June 10, 1961) is an American musician known for her work in the seminal alternative rock bands Pixies and The Breeders. ... Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... UFO redirects here. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released in October, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ...

Contents

Background

Recording and production

Release

Music

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Content

Critical recognition

Track listing

  1. "Cecilia Ann" – 2:05
  2. "Rock Music" – 1:52
  3. "Velouria" – 3:40
  4. "Allison" – 1:17
  5. "Is She Weird" – 3:01
  6. "Ana" – 2:09
  7. "All Over the World" – 5:27
  8. "Dig for Fire" – 3:02
  9. "Down to the Well" – 2:29
  10. "The Happening" – 4:19
  11. "Blown Away" – 2:20
  12. "Hang Wire" – 2:01
  13. "Stormy Weather" – 3:26
  14. "Havalina" – 2:33

Velouria is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and the first [[single (music)|single] to be taken from it, released in July 1990. ... Dig for Fire is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and also a single released in October 1990 off that album. ...

Credits

Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kim Deal (born Kimberly Ann Deal on June 10, 1961) is an American musician known for her work in the seminal alternative rock bands Pixies and The Breeders. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... David Lovering born 1961 was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... Bass drum made from wood rope and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group, technically classified as a membranophone. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Charts

Albums

Chart (1990) Position
The Billboard 200 70

Singles

Single Chart (1990) Position
"Dig for Fire" Modern Rock Tracks 11
"Velouria" Modern Rock Tracks 4

Notes

References

  • Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. "Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies." Virgin Books, 2006. ISBN 0-312-34007-9.

External links

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Discography
Studio albums and EPs: Come on Pilgrim (EP) | Surfer Rosa | Doolittle | Bossanova | Trompe le Monde

Pixies at the BBC | Complete 'B' Sides | Pixies (The Purple Tape) Image File history File links Wikiquote-logo-en. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Frank Black (born April 6, 1965 as Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Kim Deal (born Kimberly Ann Deal on June 10, 1961) is an American musician known for her work in the seminal alternative rock bands Pixies and The Breeders. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... // Categories: | ... Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single, but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Come On Pilgrim was the Pixies first release, issued in October of 1987. ... Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released in October, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... Pixies at the BBC is a complitation of live BBC radio sessions by the alternative rock band, the Pixies. ... Complete B Sides is a compilation record by the Pixies. ... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ...

Singles: "Gigantic" | "Monkey Gone to Heaven" | "Here Comes Your Man" | "Velouria" | "Dig for Fire" | "Planet of Sound" | "Letter to Memphis" | "Alec Eiffel" | "Head On" | "Debaser" | "Bam Thwok"
Compilation Albums: Death to the Pixies | Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies
Related bands
The Breeders | Frank Black and the Catholics | The Amps | The Martinis
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