top of page
  • Writer's picturealbumwords200

8) Pixies Doolittle

It all starts with Peel. Whenever I decide to stop doing this, if at thirty or three hundred reviews he will be mentioned the most.


There was not much to do in 1989, the money I had was needed for the pub and the odd album treat to myself.


Peel became essential listening with blank tapes to quickly press record if there was a song I liked. Going out I would leave a tape in and listen to the ninety minutes the next night, eighty-five minutes may be rubbish and then a gem would appear, hello to The Pixies Wave of Mutilation.


Wow, what a song, I had heard of them with Gigantic the previous year but nothing else.

I bought Doolitle when it came out. First impression was that Francis liked to veer between quiet singing to screaming, no terrible thing, it worked especially well on Tame.


Debaser is a fantastic way to open any record, bass, then guitar and drums and then manic singing/shouting with Kim Deal’s excellent backing vocals.


Here Comes Your Man could be The Cramps with the surf guitar and Monkey Gone to Heaven is a fantastic title and song. Mr Grieves rocks out shifting styles over two minutes. Gouge Away is a brutal and exhilarating way to end a record.


They had found their style; I was glad to be along for the ride.


8/10


GIVE IT A STREAM: Debaser

151 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

205) The Church - Starfish

People at work tell me that most of the bands I am into they have never heard of, and I think but how can you have not heard of them. Then I started to write reviews and asked people to make suggestio

204) The Ramones

I went on holiday in April and was with my much better half in a very trendy designer clothes shop purchasing t shirts so my stunning physique could be covered at the pool. You probably won’t know thi

203) The The - Dusk

God’s sake he had kept us waiting four years for this one he surely wouldn’t go that long again, would he? The same line up from Mind Bomb were still with us so a certain Johnny Marr is present for on

コメント


bottom of page