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Though they recorded just four full-length albums and lasted only four years, the Pixies were easily one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. Wave of Mutilation is a fairly concise effort at capturing some of the band's greatest moments, with 23 tracks spanning their albums, with a bunch of quality B-sides and rarities thrown in to keep fans happy (there's even the hard-to-find Neil Young cover "Winterlong").
Inevitably, however, trying to distil the essence of a band like this into just one CD is going to annoy some of the more die-hards (there's no "I've Been Tired", for example). But as befits the Pixies, every song here is a gem. From the Latin-pop of "Nimrod's Son" to the heavenly Kim Deal vocals on "Gigantic" to the theremin-led "Velouria" to the bitingly sarcastic "U-Mass", Wave of Mutilation is a good introduction to perhaps the best band Massachusetts ever produced. That said, there's nothing here that should prevent anyone from investing in their entire back catalogue. Nirvana would never have existed without the Pixies, and few record collections should be allowed to exist without them. --Ted Kord

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During their six years together, the Pixies released five albums to fan, peer and critical acclaim. This new 23-track best-of CD runs almost chronologically and expands on the previous compilation, Death To The Pixies, with a couple of B-sides, the live favourite "Into the White", and a cover of Neil Young's "Winterlong".

Bone Machine
Nimrod's Son
The Holiday Song
Broken Face
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Gouge Away
Wave Of Mutilation
Here Comes Your Man
Where Is My Mind?
Into The White
Dig For Fire
Alec Eiffel
Planet Of Sound

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Super, great for background music at our families xmas get together.
Super, great for background music at our families xmas get together.

Super, great for background music at our families xmas get together.

Turn it up and watch the old man two step to "Debaser"...quality, voted hot...perfect family xmas fun :santa:

Cocteau Twins are still the perfect xmas 4AD band though in my biased opinion ;-)
it's been £5 on play.com for ages, although not always in stock.

great frikin CD though so heat added!
If I had double-heat & rep, I'd give it for voting the Pixies hot !!! Saw them live in 1991 (surely I can't be that old???) - best band in the world (ever)
But unfortunately, this album wrecks Hey by missing out the original "Hey". Which is really annoying if you're singing along.

Love the band though. Voted hot purely because it's The Pixies.
I saw Frank Black live in '94 or '95 or something.

I would reccomend getting all the original albums.
i saw them at leeds festival a few years back when they headlined.

not many bands who'd released nothing in over a decade would be able to do that.

pure legend.
Super, great for background music at our families xmas get together.

Nimrod's Son would go down a treat :-D
Saw them at Brixton Academy in 90. Back then gigs were very very loud - awesome. Check out Placebo's version of 'Where is My Mind' on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ExsdDaV50
Kurt Kobain most famously cited The Pixies as the biggest influence on "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it (smiles). When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band - or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard."

They were also had a big influence on Radiohead. Thom Yorke after being informed of the Pixies plans to play before them at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, exclaimed:

"No! That's just not right! The Pixies opening for us is like the Beatles opening for us. I won't allow it. There's no way we can follow the Pixies!"

Such plaudits from 2 of the most influential modern bands are testament to just how great The Pixies are.
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My hubbys fave band ever (and mine by proxy)
Saw them first at Belguim in 88, then whenever they were reformed and over here. They played with Inspiral Carpets and Cramps at Reading, I think in 1990, but I think they were best at V at Stafford.(2005?)

Took our sons to see them at Leeds festival - Awesome.

But I put my foot down when my hubby honestly thought I'd call our new daughter PIXIE. He couldn't see what the problem was! So I relented and it's her third name. the first two are thankfully normal.

Didn't think there was anything by them that my hubby had missed. So Andywedge, I'm fast becoming your nmbr1 fan, thnx for this, I'm getting it for him.

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