Surfer Rosa

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2004 EU repress on 180g LP of there debut album= One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the '80s

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Release date: 09-09-2004( Originally released in 1988)

2004 EU repress on 180g LP =One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the '80s On Gigantic, Kim Deal sings like Peppermint Patty as the band drives a spike into Eighties rock. An essential addition to any record collection.

A1     Bone Machine
A2     Break My Body
A3     Something Against You
A4     Broken Face
A5     Gigantic
A6     River Euphrates

B1     Where Is My Mind?
B2     Cactus
B3     Tony's Theme
B4     Oh My Golly!
B5     Vamos
B6     I'm Amazed
B7     Brick Is Red

The Pixies fulllength debut from 1988 proved one of the most compelling college rock albums of the decade The mood is visceral and shrieking making this not the most accessible record Still its somehow extremely catchy

One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the 80s the Pixies 1988 fulllength debut Surfer Rosa fulfilled the promise of Come on Pilgrim and thanks to Steve Albinis production added a muscular edge that made their harshest moments seem even more menacing and perverse On songs like Something Against You Black Francis cryptic shrieks and non sequiturs are backed by David Lovering and Kim Deals punchy rhythms which are so visceral that theyd overwhelm any guitarist except Joey Santiago who takes the spotlight on the epic Vamos Albinis highcontrast dynamics suit Surfer Rosa well especially on the explosive opener Bone Machine and the kinky T Rexinspired Cactus But like the blackandwhite photo of a flamenco dancer on its cover Surfer Rosa is the Pixies most polarized work For each blazing piece of punk there are softer poppier moments such as Where Is My Mind Francis strangely poignant song inspired by scuba diving in the Caribbean and the Kim Dealpenned Gigantic which almost outshines the rest of the album But even Surfer Rosas less iconic songs reflect how important the album was in the groups development The song about a superhero named Tony Tonys Theme was the most lighthearted song the Pixies had recorded pointing the way to their more overtly playful whimsical work on Doolittle Francis warped sense of humor is evident in lyrics like Bone Machines He bought me a soda and tried to molest me in the parking lot/Yep yep yep In a year that included landmark albums from contemporaries like Throwing Muses Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine the Pixies managed to turn in one of 1988s most striking distinctive records Surfer Rosa may not be the groups most accessible work but it is one of their most compelling Heather Phares All Music Guide

The Pixies
Black Francis vocals guitar
Joey Santiago guitar
Kim Deal bass background vocals
David Lovering drums

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: 4AD
This release: 2004
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