Ask anyone who knows their stuff and chances are, they got at least one Pixies album in their collection. I don't care if you like Iron Maiden, Sonic Youth, Peter Frampton, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malsteem, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Slayer, Joy Division, NIN, Beach Boys or The Cure. The Pixies are just too damn good not to get into.
The striking thing is, "Doolittle" doesn't have a song that sucks or lacks character. Frank Black still up to this day has one of the most chameleon-styled voices ever. "Wave of Mutliation" pretty much covers a wide variety of grunge in all it's charming likeness where "Hey" bounces, oozing with dark humor. "Debaser", the opening song served as a template for many post modern hard rock acts to follow. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "No.13 Baby" were inspiring anthems for a generation of listeners who wanted something more than all the ho-hum mainstream music of the 80's. Kim Deal's voice compliments Black's tenor almost effortlessly in "Silver".
There is a particular reason, listener keep coming back and why people are now just getting to know who the heck this great band was. They forever shaped the music to come in the 90's, yes Kurt Cobain, the SUPPOSE icon of late 20th century music even admitted it. "Surfer Rosa" and "Trompe Le Monde" are both excellent listens, but "Doolittle" capitivates the most distinguished sound of the Pixies.
It's just too hard to not think of these guys without thinking of this one. Please, put aside Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Simple Plan, Yellowcard, The White Stripes, The Darkness and listen to a band worth knowing about. Then again, who the hell am I kidding, no one ever listens to these things.