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The Pixies Trompe Le Monde 180 g Vinyl LP.
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24 Sep, 2015 18:40:10 AEST
AU $32.00
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia


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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
Release Year: 1991 Record Grading: Mint (M)
Speed: 33 RPM

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The title might be French for "fool the world," but with Trompe le Monde, the Pixies weren't fooling anyone: this was essentially Black Francis' solo debut. It focuses on Francis' sci-fi fascination and lacks any Kim Deal songs; even her backing vocals are far and few between. Yet the band sounds revitalized on Trompe le Monde, as if it were planned as their last hurrah. The raucous "Distance Equals Rate Times Time" and the explosive cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On" are fairly straightforward, but the lyrics remain quirky on "Planet of Sound," a song about a Martian who lands on Earth, and "Palace of the Brine," a tribute to sea monkeys and Utah's Salt Lake. He even disses hipsters and pretentious students -- basically, the Pixies' fan base -- with nasty little digs like "Subbacultcha"'s "I was wearing eyeliner/She was wearing eyeliner" and "U-Mass"' "It's eduuucaaationaal!" Musically, "Trompe le Monde"'s psychedelic sheen and "Alec Eiffel"'s atmospheric keyboards prove that the Pixies' sound wasn't defined by Steve Albini-style rawness. There's also more emotional depth: "The Sad Punk" features the strangely poignant bridge "And evolving from the sea/Would not be too much time for me/To walk beside you in the sun," and "Letter to Memphis" is a heartfelt, if cryptic, love song. Though Trompe le Monde doesn't sound quite like the Pixies' other work, Come on Pilgrim's spooky beginnings, Surfer Rosa's abrasive assault, Doolittle's deceptively accessible punk-pop, and Bossanova's spacy sonics helped make Trompe le Monde a rousing swan song and a precursor to alternative rock's imminent success. Whether that means their music remained pure or they missed their chance to cash in is debatable; either way, the Pixies are one of America's greatest, most influential bands. (All Music Review)

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Trompe Le Monde
Planet of Sound
Alec Eiffel
The Sad Punk
Head on
Palace of the Brine
Letter to Memphis

Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
Space (I Believe in)
Distance Equals Rate Times Time
Lovely Day
Motorway to Roswell
The Navajo Know

*** Please note that some 'Australian' record sellers order from the US, AFTER you have placed your order, meaning that you could take weeks to get your record. This will depend on whether the US supplier has stock on hand, and also postage times. My records come from the US as well, but ALL our listed items are on a shelf in my house, and will be posted the same day you pay for them, in most cases!! ***

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