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Old June 18th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #1
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Pixies: Should I get the greatest hits, or buy their albums individually?

Hey everyone,

After years of listening to bands who were inspired by the Pixies (Radiohead, etc.), I finally got into the legendary band. Now, I can buy Waves of Mutilation, their 2004 greatest hits album, or should I buy their albums individually?

I know that seems like an obvious question, but I'm coming into the band completely cold.

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Old June 20th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #2
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skip the greatest hits albums. most of the pixies best songs aren't "greatest hits".
start with Doolittle.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks, Luke. I bought Surfer Rosa, so Doolittle is next.

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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Surfer Rosa and Doolittle are my favorite albums. If you can find it, Come On Pilgrim is a good one. That was their first album (then SR, then Doolittle).

Heath, didn't realize you were so close. I'm in WPB.
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Thomas,

I used to live in Wellington for over 20 years and now live in Plantation (I need to update that). Where in WPB/Lake Worth are you at?

I am listening to Surfer Rosa and Doolittle when I can--I need to just throw it on and do a work out. It's the only time I can listen to a full album anymore...

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 06:24 PM   #6
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About 2 blocks from downtown. My parents currently live in Binks Forrest. Its funny how influential the Pixies were and not much air play in the 90s. At least not in South FL.
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Binks Forest has the number two elementary school in Florida. I remember when they built that place--I was going to middle school over there.

Anyway, back on topic: I am a latecomer to Pixies, but as I listen to Surfer Rosa, I hear how they influenced so many bands of the 1990s and 2000s.

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Old June 29th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #8
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Def get Dolittle. For the song Wave of Mutilation, try finding the version off the Pump Up The Volume soundtrack (91 movie featuring Christian Slater. Actually a pretty good soundtrack overall). It's a slower version of the song, IIRC. You can probably get it off iTunes or an MP3 thru Amazon if your not into iTunes/Ipods/Iphones etc..
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I do both iTunes and Amazon. I have Doolittle, just need to listen to it during my next workout!!

I'll look for the alternate version of that song. I never did see Pump Up the Volume, but it seemed to be popular when it came out (I was a freshman in high school, I think).

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Old July 12th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #10
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I almost forgot! The first track of Doolittle, Debaser, is about a famous film Un Chien Andalou. Great abstract film. Check it out. Slicing up eyeballs!
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