Wednesday, January 12, 2005

MP3: The Pixies

"If Man is five... and the Devil is six...
Then God is seven..."

Fans are a strange breed. They'll do anything to get other people to check out the things they like. Even give away stuff.

I recall the first time I ever heard The Pixies. I was at a party and everyone was pretty sloshed. Anyway, the conversation of music came up and once I mentioned that I liked stuff like '80s-'90s Modern Rock/Post Punk, preferrably The Cure, Depeche Mode and Siouxsie, this one weird guy goes "Dude!! You gotta check out The Pixies!!"

And after a bit of a dig in his truck he comes back with a cassette. And gives it to me.

Never heard of the guy since.

However, I did listen to the cassette. And given the weird presentation I was not sure what to think of them. I will say that now, years later, they have gained my respect and are slowly finding their way into my musical tastes. It was just odd that I had never really heard of them before.

Not actually. I think I do remember hearing about them on MTV's old 120 Minutes show. But nothing that stood out to me at the time.

And I'm really surprised. Songs like "Monkey Gone To Heaven" have a distinct sound and charm to them. Listening to it again, I get a kind of Cure/White Stripes feel from it now. Definitely post-punk. But with a bit more punk. And a little more post.

1 comment:

x said...

My favorite band, they toured with Throwing Muses back in the day and I saw them together in Chicago. That was about 20 years and 80 pounds ago. Oof