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Encyclopedia > Pixies at the BBC
Pixies at the BBC
Album cover
Compilation by Pixies
Released 1998
Recorded 1988 to 1991
Genre Alternative
Length 35 min 25 sec
Record label 4AD
Producer ???
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com "3.5/5" link

Pixies at the BBC is a complitation of live BBC radio sessions by the alternative rock band, the Pixies. Released in 1998, five years after their initial split, it was recorded over several sessions between 1988 and 1991 at the BBC. All songs were written by Black Francis except tracks 1 and 15. The album is characterised by its raw, underproduced sound. Image File history File links Pixies_at_the_bbc. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Pixies, pictured early in their career - Black Francis, Kim Deal, Dave Lovering, and Joey Santiago Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... This article contains information that has not been verified. ... Look up Second in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The second (symbol: s) is the SI base unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... This article is about the record label, not the year 4 British indie rock record label, 4AD, was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) is (among many other tasks) primarily responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for mass production and commercial release. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Pixies, pictured early in their career - Black Francis, Kim Deal, Dave Lovering, and Joey Santiago Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ...


Tracklisting

  1. "Wild Honey Pie" - Recorded for the John Peel show, May 3rd 1988, first transmitted May 16th 1988. Written by Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
  2. "There Goes My Gun" - Recorded for the John Peel show, October 9th 1988, first transmitted October 18th 1988.
  3. "Dead" (see track 2)
  4. "Subbacultcha" - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 28th 1991, first transmitted August or June 1991.
  5. "Manta Ray" (see track 2)
  6. "Is She Weird" - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 11th 1990, first transmitted August 10th 1990.
  7. "Ana" - Recorded for the Mark Goodier show, August 18th 1990, first transmitted August 20th 1990.
  8. "Down to the Well" - Recorded for the John Peel show, April 16th 1989, first transmitted May 2nd 1989.
  9. "Wave of Mutilation" (see track 8)
  10. "Letter to Memphis" (see track 4)
  11. "Levitate Me" (see track 1)
  12. "Caribou" (see track 1)
  13. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" (see track 7)
  14. "Hey" (see track 1)
  15. "(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song" (see track 1) - Written by P. Ivers and David Lynch, for the film Eraserhead.
Pixies
Black Francis | Kim Deal | Joey Santiago | David Lovering
Albums
Come on Pilgrim | Surfer Rosa | Doolittle | Bossanova | Trompe le Monde
Death to the Pixies | Pixies at the BBC | Complete B-Sides | Pixies (The Purple Tape) | Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies
Singles
"Gigantic" | "Monkey Gone to Heaven" | "Here Comes Your Man" | "Velouria" | "Dig for Fire" | "Planet of Sound" | "Alec Eiffel" | "Head On" | "Debaser"

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BBC - OneMusic Documentaries - Time For Heroes: The Pixies (6113 words)
The Pixies PAVED the way for all of those bands...sure they all could have existed without the pixies but they propblaly wouldnt have any of the same kind of music the did have the pixies, sonic youth and sound garden gave so much insperation to all of these bands...
Pixies is one of the greatest bands in all the history.
The Pixies was the Beatles of the generations of the 80s and 90s...
Pixies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1794 words)
Pixies found only modest success in their home, the United States, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe.
Pixies began playing shows in the Boston area, and during a concert with Throwing Muses, the band was noticed by Gary Smith, a producer at Fort Apache Studios.
Pixies were at the height of their popularity, however, and while headlining at the Reading Festival in 1991, they played a highly enthusiastic version of "Debaser" which has become legendary among fans.
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