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The Pixies Surfer Rosa 180 g Vinyl LP. See original listing
The-Pixies-Surfer-Rosa-180-g-Vinyl-LP
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Brand new
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17 Feb, 2014 15:26:33 AEDST
Price:
AU $28.00
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AU $8.50 Standard Postage | See details
Item location:
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia

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131111181720
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Last updated on  12 Feb, 2014 15:13:29 AEDST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Brand new: An item that has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s sealing (if applicable). Item ... Read moreabout the condition
Genre:

Rock

Sleeve Grading:

Mint (M)

Style:

Alternative/Indie

Special Attributes:

180 - 220 gram, Import

Record Size:

12"

Record Label:

4AD

Duration:

LP

Speed:

33 RPM

Record Grading:

Mint (M)

Release Year:

1988

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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, 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 Deal's punchy rhythms, which are so visceral that they'd overwhelm any guitarist except Joey Santiago, who takes the spotlight on the epic "Vamos." Albini's high-contrast dynamics suit Surfer Rosa well, especially on the explosive opener "Bone Machine" and the kinky, T. Rex-inspired "Cactus." But, like the black-and-white 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 Deal-penned "Gigantic," which almost outshines the rest of the album. But even Surfer Rosa's less iconic songs reflect how important the album was in the group's development. The "song about a superhero named Tony" ("Tony's 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 Machine"'s "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 1988's most striking, distinctive records. Surfer Rosa may not be the group's most accessible work, but it is one of their most compelling.

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Tracks:
Bone Machine
Break my Body
Something Against You
Broken Face
Gigantic
River Euphrates

Where is my Mind
Cactus
Tony's Theme
Oh my Golly
Vamos
I'm Amazed
Brick is Red






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