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Formed: 1986 in Boston, MA
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Disbanded: 1993
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Kim Deal, Black Francis, David Lovering, Joey Santiago
Biography: Combining jagged, roaring guitars and stop-start dynamics with melodic pop hooks, intertwining male-female harmonies and evocative, cryptic lyrics, the Pixies were one of the most influential American alternative rock bands of the late '80s. The Pixies weren't accomplished musicians -- Black Francis ...Read full biography
Released: 1989
Label: Teichiku Records
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After 1988's brilliant but abrasive Surfer Rosa, the Pixies' sound couldn't get much more extreme. Their Elektra debut, Doolittle, reins in the noise in favor of pop songcraft and accessibility. Producer ...Read full review
Surfer Rosa
Released: 1988
Label: Beggars Group
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One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the '80s, the Pixies' 1988 full-length debut Surfer Rosa fulfilled the promise of Come on Pilgrim and, thanks to Steve Albini's production, ...Read full review