So, I mentioned I got into the band in a weird way and who doesn’t love finding new music? Whether it be in an ad or a soundtrack it’s always nice to discover something on your own. The Pixies for me were discovered while playing the game Rock Band back in 2007, with the track “Wave of Mutilation” being a playable song in the game. It became one of my favourite to play and so I had to discover who this group were. I’d obviously heard of the Pixies but had never given them a chance as the things I’d heard had a weird, strange sound to them. Amazing how much discovering the group in a game has changed the whole landscape of my musical taste. Weird is good.
‘Wave of Mutilation’ covers the band’s work from their mini debut album ‘Come on Pilgrim’ (1987) to ‘Trompe le Monde’ (1991). This covers the band’s first stint together as they would go on sabbatical in 1992, after tensions between members, and decided to work on solo projects. What we were left with were four full albums and a mini album of what has been described as surf rock, indie rock and noise pop. I think trying to put the Pixies into a genre is a struggle since what they do is produce a sound that moves from almost grating to smooth as silk. Sure, they touch on all those titles but to say they conform to any of them would be a mistake.
The Final Word
"With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself”
Till next we Brew,