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Surfer Rosa Original recording remastered, Import


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  • Audio CD (May 20 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • ASIN: B00008YJH5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

1. Bone Machine
2. Break My Body
3. Something Against You
4. Broken Face
5. Gigantic
6. River Euphrates
7. Where Is My Mind?
8. Cactus
9. Tony's Theme
10. Oh My Golly
11. You Fucking Die! I Said... [Hidden Track]
12. Vamos
13. I'm Amazed
14. Brick Is Red


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By Peter Green on June 22 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love this cd. I loved their second release even more. I wish their new cd was this strong. I've listened to it many times already and kick myself for not getting it many years ago
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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 23 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the most exciting listens available from any band. The album has clever lyrics, widely ranging vocal styles from Black Francis, and can evoke many emotions. There are songs that spiral ever upward, taking me with it, some outright rants, and others which are perfectly crafted rock songs. The stand out track is Vamos, because of the abstract guitar playing from Joey Santiago.
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By A Zapanta on July 6 2005
Format: Audio CD
Buy Buy Buy! If your ears are vomiting of todays chart topping music and you prefer someting a little more strange, weird, screamed, spine tingling and most importantly influential, Surfer Rosa is your choice.
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Format: Audio CD
How can I put into words how great this is? "Surfer Rosa" is one of the best CD's I have ever heard. I am a huge Nirvana fan, and when I first heard this CD, even I had to admit to myself that this band, the Pixies, laid the basic blueprint for Nirvana. When you actually take the time to listen to the Pixies, if you know anything about music at all, you realize that without them, the whole Seattle sound phenomenon may never have happened.
This is just an amazing album. Messy, explosive, dirty, raw, brilliant -- those are just a few ways to describe it. Every track is great in its own way, but some standouts are "Bone Machine," "Where Is My Mind?", and the Kim Deal-penned "Gigantic," one of the best expressions of female sexuality I've ever heard. All of the instruments are excellent, particularly the drumming, and Black Francis' (Frank Black's) vocals are perfect. Some say the underproduction of Steve Albini is pretentious and unnecessary, but it's not -- it just means you have to listen a little harder, and that's a great thing.
I first heard this CD the day before yesterday, and I've listened to it six times since then -- that's how undeniably great it is. Do yourself a huge favor, and run out right away to buy this. If you like the kind of music that led you to be checking out Pixies albums on amazon, you'll love this album.
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Format: Audio CD
This band did everything before anyone else. In the late eighties they rocked the casbah with surfer rosa, their second album. Their is so much original young talent in this band that comes through, fifteen years later i love listening to them, they never soured like REM or Janes addiction, they just broke up. They have an edgy punk sound without going over the edge that sonic youth goes over, they can still be appreciated by the masses. I am one of millions that would agree, they have a huge cultlike following and are defacto foundation layers of riffy, innovative, catchy and sometimes funny / unusual...it helps if you speak spanish as every now and then they will sing in spanish (seldom)...
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Format: Audio CD
Surfer Rosa is so seminal that this meager review can do it no justice. I'd be ashamed to provide a summary of this album; it's just so damn good. Pixies were the band I wanted to be when I was 20, and Surfer Rosa is the album I wanted to make. Hell, they still are; it still is. It's flailing, emotional, hilarious even. It's daring and open and certainly not akin to mainstream rock of its era.
How do I pick a gem on an album that's so great from start to finish? I'm just not going to. If you're a fan of rock, be it "indie" or arena, you should own this record.
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By Eric D'Asto on June 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is the album to buy if you want to start getting into the Pixies.
I wasn't sure what to think about the album on my first listen. Then as I listened more, I realized the genius in the simplicity of this album. The one thing I did notice was the production of the drums. They sound HUGE. Steve Albini was at his best with that.
Highlights are "Where is My Mind?" "Cactus" and "Bone Machine."
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By lizvelrene on June 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
I believe this to be the best of the Pixies' albums, with Doolittle at a very close second. It may be true that they wrote better songs down the road, but with Steve Albini's grinding production and the fire down somewhere in Black Francis' lungs and Joey Santiago's right hand, this is the most bone-crunching, throat-tearing, purely PHYSICAL album the Pixies ever made (and certainly one of the most intense albums rock music ever produced).
Every thumping, screaming, thrashing moment conjures images of bodies - usually bodies coming apart ("Break my body", "Broken face", "Bone machine"). But even what passes for romantic/love songs on the album are obsessed with physical detail, such as when Black Francis insists his lover prove her long-distance existence with physical evidence ("bloody your hands on the cactus tree/wipe it on your dress/and send it to me"). "Gigantic", which sports one of the best bass/guitar riffs *ever*, is obsessed not even with lust or sex, but with Kim Deal's swaggering celebration of her boyfriend's, ahem, "big big love". This exceedingly frank approach compliments their intense sound perfectly. The singing by both Deal and Francis is at the peak of their abilities, blending together like no male/female pair has sung since the Mamas and the Papas (if Mama Cass was into heavy metal). And, probably my favorite part, Black Francis produces probably the best screams I've ever heard throughout the album, particularly on "Bone Machine".
I could go on and on about Joey Santiago's remarkably innovative guitar playing and the fantastic drumming, but I'll leave it at this: Surfer Rosa is a crucial album for anyone who is interested in rock music made past 1989 or so. Most rock movements of the 90's, and therefore everything beyond, were deeply influenced by this album (most famously Kurt Cobain admitted to having "stolen" much of his sound from the band - stolen is a bit harsh, but somewhat accurate). No collection is complete without it.
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