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Doolittle Original recording remastered
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Doolittle (1989) - Retaining the urgency of their previous excursions, yet expanding their musical parameters, Doolittle is regarded by many as their most caustic, and their most beautiful. Key cuts ‘Hey’, ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Tame’, ‘Gouge Away’, ‘Wave of Mutilation’, ‘Debaser’ and ‘Here Comes Your Man’ became instant anthems the world over.
Yeah, Kim Deal made a big splash of her own, and Frank Black is still holding his own. But as any Pixies fan will tell you, and as Doolittle suggests (like "ten million pounds of sludge" to the head), the Pixies rocked harder than the sum of their parts. They were masters of dynamics (check out "Monkey Gone to Heaven," or "Hey"), moving from quietly subdued to all-out head-banging and back before you could say "la la love you." Black Francis was one of the most unique vocal stylists of the '80s. His duets with bassist Deal, "I Bleed" and "Silver," work the way Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong worked together. And it's still staggering how much Joey Santiago, lead guitarist, could accomplish with one simple, single note. "Here Comes Your Man," by the way, is as straightforwardly poppy as the Pixies ever got, so enjoy it. --Dan Leone --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Debaser - a brilliant opener. Amazingly catchy, everyone will be singing 'un chien andalusia' in seconds! 9.5/10
Tame - not as brilliant as its predecessor, but still pretty damn good! 9/10
Wave Of Mutilation - One of my favourites on the album. A fantastic song 10/10
I Bleed - Lovely harmonies, an all-round great choon. 10/10
Here Comes Your Man - The song that got me into the Pixies, and I still love it today. 10/10
Dead - Slightly weaker than those surrounding it, but all the same, it's good! 8/10
Monkey Gone To Heaven - Superb. Just superb. What a masterpiece of a song. 10/10
Mr. Grieves - A weird song, unusually catchy. 8.5/10
Crackity Jones - A partyish song, I wanna jump about when I hear this! 9.5/10
La La Love You - A really pretty song. I like this song more and more as I hear it. 10/10
No. 13 Baby - A really cool song, but not one of the strongest on the album. 8.5/10
There Goes My Gun - I really really like this one, one of my favourites on the album. 10/10
Hey - A really really pretty song. 9.8/10
Silver - Probably the weakest song on the album. 7/10
Gouge Away - My utter favourite. A fantastic song. 20/10
So please, I really urge you to buy it. It's not just an album, its an investment and an explanation of self-discovery.
But this isn't the only good song on the album, quite the contrary actually. The whole album is devoid of rubbish. Almost every song is at least half decent, and for an indie band, you will find a lot of the songs familiar. The reason for this is, that athough The Pixies weren't particually popular or affiliated with a major record label, they were simply too good to be ignored. It would have been absolutely criminal (or wrong) not to allow 'Hey' or 'Here Come's Your Man' it's share of time on the radio.
It's not possible for a human being to find enough superlatives to describe the greatness of this album! It is quite simply the greatest album of the 80s (will that do?).
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This album, along with Surfer Rosa, made me want to start a band.Published 1 day ago by Jean-Philippe Bouchard
This was my second Pixies cd but it is by far my favourite of the two releases. I'm looking forward to their new release this monthPublished on April 13 2014 by Peter Green
I'm always surprised at how few people have listened to the Pixies. Kurt Cobain freely admitted that he was a fan of the band and their loud quiet loud approach. Read morePublished on April 6 2014 by Steven Aldersley
this cd is one of the best cd's I have ever heard! The Pixies are an amazing band, and if you are tired of the same old crap that is being played these days, then listen to this... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2006 by The_Hebrew_Hammer
i don't know about the person that said this album is power pop (what the hell is that anyway) but this album has surf style music and punk. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
give this album a few listen-throughs and you'll know why they're one of the best bands ever. their influence on nirvana, weezer, everyone is incredibly obvious after you've... Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by joshua m thomas
Ask anyone who knows their stuff and chances are, they got at least one Pixies album in their collection. Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Michael Barrera
Alot of people would tell you that "Surfer Rosa" is their best offering, and I really like "Bossanova", but most should say "Doolittle" is their peak,... Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by H3@+h