reviews; charts; news; lists; community; blog : login; browse genres. An anthem that can never be forgotten by any fan of the Pixies. They didn’t look like a hip US alt-rock band with a penchant for screaming about weird sex and Biblical violence (like his love of Larry Norman, the latter was a legacy of Francis’s upbringing, in a Pentecostal household big on divine healing and speaking in tongues). On first hearing ‘Doolittle’ in April 1989, I remember being slightly deflated. To this day, I’m still unsure of which version of “Wave of Mutilation” I’m fonder of, the album version or the slower `U.K. Surf’ version. Genre: INDIE / ALTERNATIVE. They have influenced so many talented bands from Nirvana to Radiohead. The Pixies: Doolittle. Joey Santiago’s guitars are jangly and screaming sonic mastery while Francis and Deal’s voices are exquisitely matched. The year is 1989, and ground-breaking debut albums are plentiful. Als das Album 1989 erschien,erhielt es im ME/Sounds mit sechs Punkten die Höchstwertung und angeregt von dieser Bewertung legte ich mir die CD zu. Posted on January 4, 2015; By Darren. Here Comes Your Man is one of the greatest feel good type songs of the ‘80’s and there isn’t a song as crazy and fun as Debaser. Tony Whitburn 1,130 views. Doolittle, the artier of the pair, has been lovingly repackaged for its 25th anniversary and features a whopping 50 songs - 22 of which are previously unreleased - including demos of every song on the album, B-Sides and Peel sessions.Whilst many extended editions of classic records reek of cash in, Doolittle 25 is that rare thing amongst box sets, there’s very little in the way of chaff. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. Having cast himself as the unhinged oracle of grisly mythical proto-grunge on Surfer Rosa (’88) and Doolittle (’89), Pixies’ Black Francis rematerialised in 1990 as noir rock’s Man From Planet X, his slasher-flick aesthetic given a sci-fi B-movie twist. Review von Michael Schuh. Auch in der Ultimative Music Collection des Magazins Q war Doolittle zu finden. The album lasted approximately 20 seconds before confronting you with a reference to Luis Buñuel; Dead, meanwhile, offered a retelling of the saga of David and Bathsheba set to a one-note riff. It was a shame, but as it turned out, the Pixies had already done all that they needed to do. In The Reviews; Leave a comment; Please view our selection of Pixes: Doolittle here before reading our reviews below.. Summary: I think the best part of this artist and album review is how uncannily our reviews were alike. Informed by exclusive interviews with the band, Sisario looks at the making of the album and its place in rock history, and studie Artist Played By. Very upbeat and fun. CD / LP. There were fantastic songs afterwards, but also a feeling that diminishing artistic returns had set in. At its best, Doolittle was almost impossibly thrilling, packed with evidence of why alt-rock shifted in the Pixies’ wake. Photograph: 2001 SNOWBOUND/4AD. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. The Pixies are one of the most incredible and loveable bands ever. You didn’t need to be an expert in musical semantics to work out what all the gasping and grunting that punctuated Francis and Deal’s vocals on Tame or Hey was meant to signify. Nirvana – In Utero Doolittle by Pixies - Reaction/Review Tony Whitburn. Take a look at the rest of the albums in this Best of the ’80s feature, and you’ll see that there’s really nothing else like it. 28.08.2015 15:46 Ein wenig verwunderlich ist es schon, dass dieses Album hier so wenig Bewertungen und noch keine Rezension erhalten hat, ist es doch ein Klassiker der alternativen Rockmusik und schon lange kein Geheimtipp mehr. Originally released on 4AD 905 (1989, April) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissue MFSL 1-309 (2009) Rating: 8.0 / B+ (MoFi) Rating: 7.5 / B+ (4AD) Category: alternative / garage rock / noise pop . Doolittle is an album that resonates very strongly with me. Pixies review – still thrillingly raw and vital ... and structured so that you’re never more than a couple of minutes away from something off Doolittle or Surfer Rosa. Let's all hope they put out another record - hopefully more like Doolittle, less like Bossanova. This gives way to the first single from the album, the awfully catchy and infectious “Here Comes Your Man.” Although the music is more accessible than the Pixies’ music has ever been previously, its lyrics are still practically indecipherable, just like most of their songs. MP3 FLAC WAV LP CD Boomkat Product Review: Come On Pilgrim, Surfer rosa and Dollitle have all been mastered from original tapes and the sleeves have been printed from original films. Her later exclusion from the writing process would lead to the band’s demise, but at the time, she was like their George Harrison, a great writer, but underappreciated and underused. Grieves” (later redone brilliantly a cappella by TV on the Radio), the mile-a-minute “Crackity Jones” which names Fred Flintstone by his Spanish name (Paco Picopiedra), the David Lovering sung “La La Love You,” the Bowie-like “No. 8.65 ∅-Bew. 1.) Share this page. Out Now! On Doolittle, There Goes My Gun sounded pleasantly inconsequential: taken at white-knuckle speed in the BBC studios, the guitars on the verge of chaos, it sounded vital. The songs all run in a similar vain sound wise (not a bad thing by the way!) In fact, they would never sound quite as vital again. Stay up to date on the latest news, reviews, interviews and more. 13 Baby” and the intentionally repetitious “There Goes My Gun.” Then comes another fan favorite in “Hey,” finding the Pixies at the top of their post-punk game. Their other influences were hard to place, which was unsurprising, given that frontman Black Francis’s tastes ran to Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman, author of Forget Your Hexagram, No More LSD for Me, and Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music? At its best, Doolittle was almost impossibly thrilling, packed with evidence of why alt-rock shifted in the Pixies’ wake. As Gouge Away roars into life, or during Tame’s series of barely-controlled explosions, or at the moment, 30 seconds before the song’s end, when I Bleed suddenly spins off on a completely unexpected melodic tangent, they seemed completely imperious: what rock band wouldn’t want to sound at least a little like that? Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. In my third year of college I had the fortune of being in a French film class, being able to witness on the big screen the horrific weirdness of the Salvador Dali / Luis Buñuel film, Un Chien Andalou. Kim Deal got only one co-songwriting credit on Doolittle, the parched and eerie country drone of Silver – in an act of astonishing pig-headedness, the Pixies declined to perform any of the Deal-penned songs that ended up on the Breeders’ fantastic debut album, Pod. LasagnaZissou Review #43 Everyone knows Doolittle as that monumental release by Pixies that not only defined a genre, but was a fantastic closer to the decade where alt rock was born. The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. 5.0 classic. It's a very personal record for me that's more than the sum of its parts. Absolute classic. Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Pixies collection. Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist. Ratings . Doolittle, in my opinion, is their best CD. PIXIES - DOOLITTLE . The Pixies are one of the most incredible and loveable bands ever. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Pixies and 4AD have released Pixies: Doolittle 25, an expanded edition of … Out went producer Steve Albini, who’d recorded Surfer Rosa in 10 days, occasionally in the studio toilet; in came Gil Norton, who’d worked with Echo and the Bunnymen and Del Amitri. For reasons unexplained, their lyrics occasionally lapsed into Spanish and their promotional T-shirts read Death to the Pixies. Max. Given how many Pixies-influenced bands are out there today, it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Pixies were around the time they released Doolittle.While fans may split on which is the more monumental album, it or its predecessor, Surfer Rosa, the pairing of aggressive post-punk and surf pop, with hints of Latin influences, made the dominance of Doolittle difficult to argue with. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. Indie music of the time tended to avoid the more visceral aspects of sex in favour of yearning romantic longing: by contrast, the Pixies were, to borrow a phrase from their erstwhile producer, very obviously singing songs about fucking. Pixies – Doolittle 25 . Doolittle wurde 2006 von den Lesern der Zeitschrift Visions in die Liste der „150 Platten für die Ewigkeit“ aufgenommen, die in Ausgabe 150 veröffentlicht wurde. Let me just say this, Black Francis wasn’t kidding around with the line, “Slicin’ up eyeballs,” and if you have a tendency to queasiness, you should probably avoid Un Chien Andalou. Typ: Album: Genre(s): Rock: Alternative Rock: Dominic. The Pixies Doolittle. At this point, Scott, Alain and Greg send the reviews to me (Darren) and I compile and write the summary. It had seen the release not just of Doolittle’s predecessor, Surfer Rosa, but Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug by Dinosaur Jr, Bongwater’s Double Bummer, the Butthole Surfers’ Hairway to Steven, debut albums by Royal Trux and Fugazi, Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK and Galaxie 500’s Today; a few weeks after Doolittle came out, it was followed by Nirvana’s Bleach. That band later used Surfer Rosa producer Steve Albini to helm their album, In Utero, while Dave Grohl employed Doolittle producer Gil Norton to steer the Foo Fighters’ sophomore album, The Colour and the Shape. 13. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 180 gram Vinyl release of Doolittle on Discogs. Pixies - Doolittle album review #23 Evaluated by Claude Lemaire. „Doolittle“ hatte die Hits, aber „Bossanova“ die hintergründigeren Songs. 1.) On first hearing ‘Doolittle’ in April 1989, I remember being slightly deflated. perfect rating: 10/ A+ [sound/music]. The previous album’s biggest hit had been Gigantic, a song on which Mrs John Murphy, or Kim Deal as she was later known, spent four minutes admiring the size of an African-American man’s penis. They have been such a huge indie rock influence for the past 20 years or so. They have influenced so many talented bands from Nirvana to Radiohead. Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. Pixies Doolittle. They are one of the few bands that I actually stay really excited about. Maybe I’d expected ‘Surfer Rosa 2.0’, but instead we actually got Pixies v2.0. Album review. PIXIES - DOOLITTLE . The major difference between Doolittle, the band's second and (according to general critical consensus) most perfectly realised album, and its predecessor Surfer Rosa, is that it was recorded on a bigger budget, distributed by a bigger label (Elektra), and recorded and produced after the Pixies got their first round of warm critical (if not commercial) reception. ‘Doolittle’ at 30 – enjoy these 30 vital pieces of information about the game-changing Pixies album The brilliant album came out on April 17, 1989 By Tom Howard The Pixies proved so influential that it’s now almost impossible to imagine how bizarre they seemed on arrival in the late 80s. Please view our selection of Pixes: Doolittle here before reading our reviews below.. Summary: I think the best part of this artist and album review is how uncannily our reviews were alike. View more . Doolittle balances boisterous oddness with sweet and sugary pop tunes, making it not only Pixies' most intriguing record, but also the most accessible. By 1989, the Boston band had garnered a bevy of cult fans, but their sophomore album had broken them somewhat into the mainstream, at least of alternative rock. David Lovering, Black Francis and Kim Deal of Pixies perform in concert for the "Doolittle" Tour at Massey Hall on April 18, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. The major difference between Doolittle, the band's second and (according to general critical consensus) most perfectly realised album, and its predecessor Surfer Rosa, is that it was recorded on a bigger budget, distributed by a bigger label (Elektra), and recorded and produced after the Pixies got their first round of warm critical (if not commercial) reception. Before Nirvana stormed MTV and the alt-rock boom detonated, the Pixies forecasted the future of rock. ICYMI: Our Album of the Week is Portrayal of Guilt's 'We Are Always Alone', Rough Trade closing its Williamsburg shop, Wild Pink’s “Oversharers Anonymous” is dreamy, wisdom-seeking rock ‘n’ roll, Reports of the Death of the Album Are Greatly Exaggerated. David Lovering, Black Francis and Kim Deal of Pixies perform in concert for the "Doolittle" Tour at Massey Hall on April 18, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. Between Doolittle and 1988’s Surfer Rosa, you would own the majority of Pixies material you could ever want, as well as possess what might as well be certified the first rock albums of the '90s. The songs all run in a similar vain sound wise (not a bad thing by the way!) Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. “Silver” is the one song with writing contribution from Kim Deal. Doolittle … Doolittle is such an excellent album. Review of Pixies: Doolittle. LasagnaZissou Review #43 Everyone knows Doolittle as that monumental release by Pixies that not only defined a genre, but was a fantastic closer to the decade where alt rock was born. Year: 1989 Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. Their most accessible album, Doolittle's wide-ranging moods and sounds make it one of their most eclectic and ambitious.A fun, freaky alternative to most other late-'80s college rock, it's easy to see why the album made the Pixies into underground rock stars. Original review published June 2012. 10 / 10. Deal’s bass guitar and backing vocals are key to the Pixies sound, but Frank Black had creative control of the band and only let Deal write one song, ‘Silver’, for ‘Doolittle’. Their second full-length album, Doolittle, was released in April 1989, towards the end of a startling 18-month period for experimental US guitar rock. by Andy Downing | Sep 20th, 2013. It's a very personal record for me that's more than the sum of its parts. Pixies - Doolittle review: As loud as hell, a ringing bell. CAD 905 CD; CD). I’d initially go to play my ‘Doolittle’ album but find myself giving ‘Surfer Rosa’ another spin instead. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Pixies - Doolittle at Discogs. The Pixies are just good,period. But the sheer weirdness of the Pixies still seeped through. This week, the reunited Pixies released their first new album in 23 years. Doolittle is such an excellent album. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop. It stands alone as one of the monumental achievements of alternative music, later cited as a huge influence on the likes of Nirvana. he Pixies proved so influential that it’s now almost impossible to imagine how bizarre they seemed on arrival in the late 80s. Doolittle, the artier of the pair, has been lovingly repackaged for its 25th anniversary and features a whopping 50 songs - 22 of which are previously unreleased - including demos of every song on the album, B-Sides and Peel sessions.Whilst many extended editions of classic records reek of cash in, Doolittle 25 is that rare thing amongst box sets, there’s very little in the way of chaff. Although there are certain standout tracks, Doolittle is one of those albums that is best played all the way through. Also, if you don't think the Pixies are "punk," please don't bother responding. Doolittle, in my opinion, is their best CD. Doolittle’s push for the big time worked, at least in Britain: improbably enough, it made the top 10. She sings in monotone while he merely talk-sings through the piece. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. It was all happening, but somehow the Pixies seemed apart from it all. All this publication's reviews Read full review Doolittle is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD.The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the newly hired producer Gil Norton. The song builds, then deconstructs, and then builds itself back up again into a frothing frenzy, much to the delight of the listener. Another great little tome from the 33 1/3 series, The Pixies' Doolittle is an in-depth examination of arguably the best album of the Pixies' catalogue. Given how many Pixies-influenced bands are out there today, it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Pixies were around the time they released Doolittle. Doolittle was an album audibly intended to push the Pixies into the big time, or at least as close to the big time as a US indie band could hope to get … Pixies - Doolittle review: As loud as hell, a ringing bell. Review - PIXIES - Beneath The Eyrie - Ausgabe #146, Ox Fanzine, Solingen, Deutschland new releases; staff reviews; best new music; Pixies Doolittle. An odd quintet of songs follows in the schizophrenic “Mr. Besides “Silver,” she also wrote a b-side for “Here Comes Your Man,” a stunning song called “Into the White.” “Gouge Away” closes out the album in much the way that it began, alternating between measured restraint and punk fury. Pixies - Doolittle album review #23 Evaluated by Claude Lemaire. Some of them may have been a result of the burgeoning power struggles within the band. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. While fans may split on which is the more monumental album, it or its predecessor, Surfer Rosa, the pairing of aggressive post-punk and surf pop, with hints of Latin influences, made the dominance of Doolittle difficult to argue with. WPGM Revisits: Pixies – Doolittle (Album Review) Posted on December 29, 2019 by Kyle Roscoe. Mit ihrem zweiten Album "Doolittle" gelang den Pixies ein absoluter Geniestreich. Maybe I’d expected ‘Surfer Rosa 2.0’, but instead we actually got Pixies v2.0. Originally released on 4AD 905 (1989, April) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissue MFSL 1-309 (2009) Rating: 8.0 / B+ (MoFi) Sie darf zwar die ersten Noten der Platte spielen, aber der verdiente Entfaltungsspielraum für ihre Songideen wurde Bassistin Kim Deal schon auf dem zweiten Pixies … I’d initially go to play my ‘Doolittle’ album but find myself giving ‘Surfer Rosa’ another spin instead. Their most accessible album, Doolittle's wide-ranging moods and sounds make it one of their most eclectic and ambitious.A fun, freaky alternative to most other late-'80s college rock, it's easy to see why the album made the Pixies into underground rock stars. Thank God they've reunited, huh? If “Doolittle” were a movie, it’d be a Marvel summer blockbuster directed by David Lynch. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. By contrast, Doolittle’s lead single was Monkey Gone to Heaven, a richly melodic take on voguish environmental concerns, followed by Here Comes Your Man, a toothsome love song in which the size of anyone’s genitals went unaddressed. As a whole, Doolittle is one of the greatest albums ever put together, capturing every side of one of the greatest bands of the ’80s and ’90s. Sugar – Copper Blue. 10 Stories Behind the Pixies’ Doolittle A look at the references, details, and allusions found on this 30-year-old alternative classic Doolittle is a really great album. 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Dinosaur Jr. – Bug 10 Stories Behind the Pixies’ Doolittle A look at the references, details, and allusions found on this 30-year-old alternative classic by Adam Kivel and Zach Schonfeld That guitar frenzied and manically voiced song kicks off the album, which is then taken up another notch with “Tame.” For those introduced to the music of the Pixies through the more pop-friendly tunes such as “Gigantic” and “Here Comes Your Man,” the threatening “Tame” was like a kick in the teeth. Debaser: A great opening track to a wonderful album. After 1988's brilliant but abrasive Surfer Rosa, the Pixies' sound couldn't get much more extreme. Album. © 2020 Treble Media. CAD 905 CD; CD). Thankfully, it’s an album—a one-of-a-kind masterpiece Pixies never quite matched. They are one of the few bands that I actually stay really excited about. Original review published June 2012. Last modified on Mon 3 Dec 2018 15.39 GMT. We're given a brief history of the band, from its formation to the recording of the "Purple Tape" (which morphed into Come On Pilgrim) and Surfer Rosa, but the creation of Doolittle is the crux of the book. Black Francis was chubby and balding, and the only member who looked like they belonged on stage was the bassist, who preferred to go under her married name of Mrs John Murphy. Read and write album reviews for Doolittle - Pixies on AllMusic Doolittle is an amazing sounding album, which is one of the things I love about the Pixies, it's just got a sound unlike any other band out there. Oh, and my apologies for such a long review, I considered trimming it down but I felt that doing so would be an injustice to the album. Their Elektra debut, Doolittle, reins in the noise in favor of pop songcraft and accessibility.Producer Gil Norton's sonic sheen adds some polish, but Black Francis' tighter songwriting focuses the group's attack. Either way, it’s one of the Pixies’ signature songs, featuring one of Francis’ pet obsessions, the sea. Blessed with two fantastic songwriters, they made the demented decision to gag one of them, rather than accommodate them both, at precisely the point when Francis’ own writing showed the first signs of faltering: the sneaking suspicion that a song like La La Love You amounted to filler was hard to avoid. Nevertheless, with the benefit of hindsight, you can hear the first seeds of the Pixies demise being sown. The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. “Dead” tells the Biblical story of David and Bathsheba, in which her husband, rather than being left to enemy soldiers, `hits the crapper.’ The second single, “Monkey Gone to Heaven” was just as popular as its predecessor, becoming a massive live favorite as fans shouted out the last verse back to the band with its use of Biblical numerals, reserving “God is seven” for his ultimate rage. The Pixies weren’t the only band that blazed the trail for alternative rock’s mainstream takeover in the ’90s, but they were the rare band that got to be trailblazers twice. Album review by André Dack, Frederick O'Brien, Andrew Bridge, Marcus Lawrence, Michael Clark, Nick Marsh, and Gabriel Sutton { { review.featured_media.description } } 25 30. Stay up to date on news, reviews, interviews and more. NME setzte das Album auf Platz 2 … Doolittle is an album that resonates very strongly with me. Doolittle is an amazing sounding album, which is one of the things I love about the Pixies, it's just got a sound unlike any other band out there. Informed by exclusive interviews with the band, Sisario looks at the making of the album and its place in rock history, and studie Their second full-length album, Doolittle, was released in April 1989, towards the end of a startling 18-month period for experimental US guitar rock. You could tell from the tracklisting that their notion of a lunge for mainstream acceptance didn’t involve toning down Francis’s obsession with violence: Gouge Away, Wave of Mutilation, I Bleed. Rated #2 in the best albums of 1989, and #36 of all-time album.. It is from this short film that the opening song on Doolittle, the popular live classic “Debaser” was inspired. ... Take, for example, Pixies' Doolittle. They have been such a huge indie rock influence for the past 20 years or so. This is one of the reasons why I have mentioned every track. ... Surfer Rosa by Pixies - Reaction/Review - Duration: 19:47. Everything that happened over the course of Surfer Rosa’s 32 minutes had seemed utterly gripping and essential; by contrast, Doolittle boasted an admittedly scant handful of longeurs. They are fantastically raw and all of the instruments are just sublime to listen to! Buy this album at Turntable Lab, Similar Albums: Label: 4AD The song starts off with Kim Deal’s throbbing bass, and also features her distinctive calm yin voice to Francis’ yang. They are fantastically raw and all of the instruments are just sublime to listen to! CAD 905 CD; CD). Between Doolittle and 1988’s Surfer Rosa, you would own the majority of Pixies material you could ever want, as well as possess what might as well be certified the first rock albums of the '90s. When the topic of the Pixies comes up, you tend to hear a lot about Francis’s ability scream (heard to pretty devastating effect on Debaser) but less about his ability to leer, his way of delivering an apparently innocuous lyric – “fall on your face in those bad shoes”, “six-foot girl, gonna sweat when she digs” – in a way that suddenly made it sound like the filthiest thing imaginable. 1. Review . Die zwei nachfolgenden Alben "Bossanova" und "Trompe le Monde" waren zwar auch spitze, aber in der Dichte bleibt "Doolittle" unerreicht. CAD 905 CD; CD). It had seen the release not just of Doolittle’s predecessor. Rated #2 in the best albums of 1989, and #36 of all-time album.. Loading... Unsubscribe from Tony Whitburn? Please review our complete Privacy Policy for more information. Doolittle was an album audibly intended to push the Pixies into the big time, or at least as close to the big time as a US indie band could hope to get in 1989, an age when mainstream rock meant Phil Collins and Tina Turner. “I Bleed” is one of the more shining examples of the juxtaposition of Deal and Francis’ vocal duties. Doolittle Pixies. Thank God they've reunited, huh? It still remains as one of the perfect examples of the Pixies’ reined in, then completely unbridled aggression. Having cast himself as the unhinged oracle of grisly mythical proto-grunge on Surfer Rosa (’88) and Doolittle (’89), Pixies’ Black Francis rematerialised in 1990 as noir rock’s Man From Planet X, his slasher-flick aesthetic given a sci-fi B-movie twist. Later Pixies albums would feature a few noteworthy songs and would still wend their way into the hearts of their true fans, but nothing shook their world like Doolittle, a dark, odd, violent album of multiple personalities at which you can’t help but smile. Album Reviews Pixies : Doolittle by Ernest Simpson. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. Pixies Doolittle Review. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Nicht „Doolittle“, sondern dessen Nachfolger, das dritte Album der Pixies, ist ihr bestes. Album review by André Dack, Frederick O'Brien, Andrew Bridge, Marcus Lawrence, Michael Clark, Nick Marsh, and Gabriel Sutton { { review.featured_media.description } } 25 30. September 14, 2006 Given how many Pixies-influenced bands are out there today, it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Pixies were around the time they released Doolittle. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop. Oh, and my apologies for such a long review, I considered trimming it down but I felt that doing so would be an injustice to the album. Doolittle is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD.The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the newly hired producer Gil Norton. The Doolittle album has amazing tunes that make you feel all tingly one moment and darkly maudlin the next, and its this power the Pixies have over you that makes them so goddamn fun to listen to. Pixies - Doolittle review: "> reviews; charts; news; lists; community; blog : login; browse genres. An anthem that can never be forgotten by any fan of the Pixies. They didn’t look like a hip US alt-rock band with a penchant for screaming about weird sex and Biblical violence (like his love of Larry Norman, the latter was a legacy of Francis’s upbringing, in a Pentecostal household big on divine healing and speaking in tongues). On first hearing ‘Doolittle’ in April 1989, I remember being slightly deflated. To this day, I’m still unsure of which version of “Wave of Mutilation” I’m fonder of, the album version or the slower `U.K. Surf’ version. Genre: INDIE / ALTERNATIVE. They have influenced so many talented bands from Nirvana to Radiohead. The Pixies: Doolittle. Joey Santiago’s guitars are jangly and screaming sonic mastery while Francis and Deal’s voices are exquisitely matched. The year is 1989, and ground-breaking debut albums are plentiful. Als das Album 1989 erschien,erhielt es im ME/Sounds mit sechs Punkten die Höchstwertung und angeregt von dieser Bewertung legte ich mir die CD zu. Posted on January 4, 2015; By Darren. Here Comes Your Man is one of the greatest feel good type songs of the ‘80’s and there isn’t a song as crazy and fun as Debaser. Tony Whitburn 1,130 views. Doolittle, the artier of the pair, has been lovingly repackaged for its 25th anniversary and features a whopping 50 songs - 22 of which are previously unreleased - including demos of every song on the album, B-Sides and Peel sessions.Whilst many extended editions of classic records reek of cash in, Doolittle 25 is that rare thing amongst box sets, there’s very little in the way of chaff. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. Having cast himself as the unhinged oracle of grisly mythical proto-grunge on Surfer Rosa (’88) and Doolittle (’89), Pixies’ Black Francis rematerialised in 1990 as noir rock’s Man From Planet X, his slasher-flick aesthetic given a sci-fi B-movie twist. Review von Michael Schuh. Auch in der Ultimative Music Collection des Magazins Q war Doolittle zu finden. The album lasted approximately 20 seconds before confronting you with a reference to Luis Buñuel; Dead, meanwhile, offered a retelling of the saga of David and Bathsheba set to a one-note riff. It was a shame, but as it turned out, the Pixies had already done all that they needed to do. In The Reviews; Leave a comment; Please view our selection of Pixes: Doolittle here before reading our reviews below.. Summary: I think the best part of this artist and album review is how uncannily our reviews were alike. Informed by exclusive interviews with the band, Sisario looks at the making of the album and its place in rock history, and studie Artist Played By. Very upbeat and fun. CD / LP. There were fantastic songs afterwards, but also a feeling that diminishing artistic returns had set in. At its best, Doolittle was almost impossibly thrilling, packed with evidence of why alt-rock shifted in the Pixies’ wake. Photograph: 2001 SNOWBOUND/4AD. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. The Pixies are one of the most incredible and loveable bands ever. You didn’t need to be an expert in musical semantics to work out what all the gasping and grunting that punctuated Francis and Deal’s vocals on Tame or Hey was meant to signify. Nirvana – In Utero Doolittle by Pixies - Reaction/Review Tony Whitburn. Take a look at the rest of the albums in this Best of the ’80s feature, and you’ll see that there’s really nothing else like it. 28.08.2015 15:46 Ein wenig verwunderlich ist es schon, dass dieses Album hier so wenig Bewertungen und noch keine Rezension erhalten hat, ist es doch ein Klassiker der alternativen Rockmusik und schon lange kein Geheimtipp mehr. Originally released on 4AD 905 (1989, April) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissue MFSL 1-309 (2009) Rating: 8.0 / B+ (MoFi) Rating: 7.5 / B+ (4AD) Category: alternative / garage rock / noise pop . Doolittle is an album that resonates very strongly with me. Pixies review – still thrillingly raw and vital ... and structured so that you’re never more than a couple of minutes away from something off Doolittle or Surfer Rosa. Let's all hope they put out another record - hopefully more like Doolittle, less like Bossanova. This gives way to the first single from the album, the awfully catchy and infectious “Here Comes Your Man.” Although the music is more accessible than the Pixies’ music has ever been previously, its lyrics are still practically indecipherable, just like most of their songs. MP3 FLAC WAV LP CD Boomkat Product Review: Come On Pilgrim, Surfer rosa and Dollitle have all been mastered from original tapes and the sleeves have been printed from original films. Her later exclusion from the writing process would lead to the band’s demise, but at the time, she was like their George Harrison, a great writer, but underappreciated and underused. Grieves” (later redone brilliantly a cappella by TV on the Radio), the mile-a-minute “Crackity Jones” which names Fred Flintstone by his Spanish name (Paco Picopiedra), the David Lovering sung “La La Love You,” the Bowie-like “No. 8.65 ∅-Bew. 1.) Share this page. Out Now! On Doolittle, There Goes My Gun sounded pleasantly inconsequential: taken at white-knuckle speed in the BBC studios, the guitars on the verge of chaos, it sounded vital. The songs all run in a similar vain sound wise (not a bad thing by the way!) In fact, they would never sound quite as vital again. Stay up to date on the latest news, reviews, interviews and more. 13 Baby” and the intentionally repetitious “There Goes My Gun.” Then comes another fan favorite in “Hey,” finding the Pixies at the top of their post-punk game. Their other influences were hard to place, which was unsurprising, given that frontman Black Francis’s tastes ran to Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman, author of Forget Your Hexagram, No More LSD for Me, and Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music? At its best, Doolittle was almost impossibly thrilling, packed with evidence of why alt-rock shifted in the Pixies’ wake. As Gouge Away roars into life, or during Tame’s series of barely-controlled explosions, or at the moment, 30 seconds before the song’s end, when I Bleed suddenly spins off on a completely unexpected melodic tangent, they seemed completely imperious: what rock band wouldn’t want to sound at least a little like that? Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. In my third year of college I had the fortune of being in a French film class, being able to witness on the big screen the horrific weirdness of the Salvador Dali / Luis Buñuel film, Un Chien Andalou. Kim Deal got only one co-songwriting credit on Doolittle, the parched and eerie country drone of Silver – in an act of astonishing pig-headedness, the Pixies declined to perform any of the Deal-penned songs that ended up on the Breeders’ fantastic debut album, Pod. LasagnaZissou Review #43 Everyone knows Doolittle as that monumental release by Pixies that not only defined a genre, but was a fantastic closer to the decade where alt rock was born. The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. 5.0 classic. It's a very personal record for me that's more than the sum of its parts. Absolute classic. Shop Vinyl and CDs and complete your Pixies collection. Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist. Ratings . Doolittle, in my opinion, is their best CD. PIXIES - DOOLITTLE . The Pixies are one of the most incredible and loveable bands ever. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Pixies and 4AD have released Pixies: Doolittle 25, an expanded edition of … Out went producer Steve Albini, who’d recorded Surfer Rosa in 10 days, occasionally in the studio toilet; in came Gil Norton, who’d worked with Echo and the Bunnymen and Del Amitri. For reasons unexplained, their lyrics occasionally lapsed into Spanish and their promotional T-shirts read Death to the Pixies. Max. Given how many Pixies-influenced bands are out there today, it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Pixies were around the time they released Doolittle.While fans may split on which is the more monumental album, it or its predecessor, Surfer Rosa, the pairing of aggressive post-punk and surf pop, with hints of Latin influences, made the dominance of Doolittle difficult to argue with. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. Indie music of the time tended to avoid the more visceral aspects of sex in favour of yearning romantic longing: by contrast, the Pixies were, to borrow a phrase from their erstwhile producer, very obviously singing songs about fucking. Pixies – Doolittle 25 . Doolittle wurde 2006 von den Lesern der Zeitschrift Visions in die Liste der „150 Platten für die Ewigkeit“ aufgenommen, die in Ausgabe 150 veröffentlicht wurde. Let me just say this, Black Francis wasn’t kidding around with the line, “Slicin’ up eyeballs,” and if you have a tendency to queasiness, you should probably avoid Un Chien Andalou. Typ: Album: Genre(s): Rock: Alternative Rock: Dominic. The Pixies Doolittle. At this point, Scott, Alain and Greg send the reviews to me (Darren) and I compile and write the summary. It had seen the release not just of Doolittle’s predecessor, Surfer Rosa, but Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug by Dinosaur Jr, Bongwater’s Double Bummer, the Butthole Surfers’ Hairway to Steven, debut albums by Royal Trux and Fugazi, Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK and Galaxie 500’s Today; a few weeks after Doolittle came out, it was followed by Nirvana’s Bleach. That band later used Surfer Rosa producer Steve Albini to helm their album, In Utero, while Dave Grohl employed Doolittle producer Gil Norton to steer the Foo Fighters’ sophomore album, The Colour and the Shape. 13. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 180 gram Vinyl release of Doolittle on Discogs. Pixies - Doolittle album review #23 Evaluated by Claude Lemaire. „Doolittle“ hatte die Hits, aber „Bossanova“ die hintergründigeren Songs. 1.) On first hearing ‘Doolittle’ in April 1989, I remember being slightly deflated. perfect rating: 10/ A+ [sound/music]. The previous album’s biggest hit had been Gigantic, a song on which Mrs John Murphy, or Kim Deal as she was later known, spent four minutes admiring the size of an African-American man’s penis. They have been such a huge indie rock influence for the past 20 years or so. They have influenced so many talented bands from Nirvana to Radiohead. Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. Pixies Doolittle. They are one of the few bands that I actually stay really excited about. Maybe I’d expected ‘Surfer Rosa 2.0’, but instead we actually got Pixies v2.0. Album review. PIXIES - DOOLITTLE . The major difference between Doolittle, the band's second and (according to general critical consensus) most perfectly realised album, and its predecessor Surfer Rosa, is that it was recorded on a bigger budget, distributed by a bigger label (Elektra), and recorded and produced after the Pixies got their first round of warm critical (if not commercial) reception. ‘Doolittle’ at 30 – enjoy these 30 vital pieces of information about the game-changing Pixies album The brilliant album came out on April 17, 1989 By Tom Howard The Pixies proved so influential that it’s now almost impossible to imagine how bizarre they seemed on arrival in the late 80s. Please view our selection of Pixes: Doolittle here before reading our reviews below.. Summary: I think the best part of this artist and album review is how uncannily our reviews were alike. View more . Doolittle balances boisterous oddness with sweet and sugary pop tunes, making it not only Pixies' most intriguing record, but also the most accessible. By 1989, the Boston band had garnered a bevy of cult fans, but their sophomore album had broken them somewhat into the mainstream, at least of alternative rock. David Lovering, Black Francis and Kim Deal of Pixies perform in concert for the "Doolittle" Tour at Massey Hall on April 18, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. The major difference between Doolittle, the band's second and (according to general critical consensus) most perfectly realised album, and its predecessor Surfer Rosa, is that it was recorded on a bigger budget, distributed by a bigger label (Elektra), and recorded and produced after the Pixies got their first round of warm critical (if not commercial) reception. Before Nirvana stormed MTV and the alt-rock boom detonated, the Pixies forecasted the future of rock. ICYMI: Our Album of the Week is Portrayal of Guilt's 'We Are Always Alone', Rough Trade closing its Williamsburg shop, Wild Pink’s “Oversharers Anonymous” is dreamy, wisdom-seeking rock ‘n’ roll, Reports of the Death of the Album Are Greatly Exaggerated. David Lovering, Black Francis and Kim Deal of Pixies perform in concert for the "Doolittle" Tour at Massey Hall on April 18, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. Between Doolittle and 1988’s Surfer Rosa, you would own the majority of Pixies material you could ever want, as well as possess what might as well be certified the first rock albums of the '90s. The songs all run in a similar vain sound wise (not a bad thing by the way!) Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. “Silver” is the one song with writing contribution from Kim Deal. Doolittle … Doolittle is such an excellent album. Review of Pixies: Doolittle. LasagnaZissou Review #43 Everyone knows Doolittle as that monumental release by Pixies that not only defined a genre, but was a fantastic closer to the decade where alt rock was born. Year: 1989 Doolittle, an Album by Pixies. Their most accessible album, Doolittle's wide-ranging moods and sounds make it one of their most eclectic and ambitious.A fun, freaky alternative to most other late-'80s college rock, it's easy to see why the album made the Pixies into underground rock stars. Original review published June 2012. 10 / 10. Deal’s bass guitar and backing vocals are key to the Pixies sound, but Frank Black had creative control of the band and only let Deal write one song, ‘Silver’, for ‘Doolittle’. Their second full-length album, Doolittle, was released in April 1989, towards the end of a startling 18-month period for experimental US guitar rock. by Andy Downing | Sep 20th, 2013. It's a very personal record for me that's more than the sum of its parts. Pixies - Doolittle review: As loud as hell, a ringing bell. CAD 905 CD; CD). I’d initially go to play my ‘Doolittle’ album but find myself giving ‘Surfer Rosa’ another spin instead. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Pixies - Doolittle at Discogs. The Pixies are just good,period. But the sheer weirdness of the Pixies still seeped through. This week, the reunited Pixies released their first new album in 23 years. Doolittle is such an excellent album. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop. It stands alone as one of the monumental achievements of alternative music, later cited as a huge influence on the likes of Nirvana. he Pixies proved so influential that it’s now almost impossible to imagine how bizarre they seemed on arrival in the late 80s. Doolittle, the artier of the pair, has been lovingly repackaged for its 25th anniversary and features a whopping 50 songs - 22 of which are previously unreleased - including demos of every song on the album, B-Sides and Peel sessions.Whilst many extended editions of classic records reek of cash in, Doolittle 25 is that rare thing amongst box sets, there’s very little in the way of chaff. Although there are certain standout tracks, Doolittle is one of those albums that is best played all the way through. Also, if you don't think the Pixies are "punk," please don't bother responding. Doolittle, in my opinion, is their best CD. Doolittle’s push for the big time worked, at least in Britain: improbably enough, it made the top 10. She sings in monotone while he merely talk-sings through the piece. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. It was all happening, but somehow the Pixies seemed apart from it all. All this publication's reviews Read full review Doolittle is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD.The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the newly hired producer Gil Norton. The song builds, then deconstructs, and then builds itself back up again into a frothing frenzy, much to the delight of the listener. Another great little tome from the 33 1/3 series, The Pixies' Doolittle is an in-depth examination of arguably the best album of the Pixies' catalogue. Given how many Pixies-influenced bands are out there today, it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Pixies were around the time they released Doolittle. Doolittle was an album audibly intended to push the Pixies into the big time, or at least as close to the big time as a US indie band could hope to get … Pixies - Doolittle review: As loud as hell, a ringing bell. Review - PIXIES - Beneath The Eyrie - Ausgabe #146, Ox Fanzine, Solingen, Deutschland new releases; staff reviews; best new music; Pixies Doolittle. An odd quintet of songs follows in the schizophrenic “Mr. Besides “Silver,” she also wrote a b-side for “Here Comes Your Man,” a stunning song called “Into the White.” “Gouge Away” closes out the album in much the way that it began, alternating between measured restraint and punk fury. Pixies - Doolittle album review #23 Evaluated by Claude Lemaire. Some of them may have been a result of the burgeoning power struggles within the band. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. While fans may split on which is the more monumental album, it or its predecessor, Surfer Rosa, the pairing of aggressive post-punk and surf pop, with hints of Latin influences, made the dominance of Doolittle difficult to argue with. WPGM Revisits: Pixies – Doolittle (Album Review) Posted on December 29, 2019 by Kyle Roscoe. Mit ihrem zweiten Album "Doolittle" gelang den Pixies ein absoluter Geniestreich. Maybe I’d expected ‘Surfer Rosa 2.0’, but instead we actually got Pixies v2.0. Originally released on 4AD 905 (1989, April) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissue MFSL 1-309 (2009) Rating: 8.0 / B+ (MoFi) Sie darf zwar die ersten Noten der Platte spielen, aber der verdiente Entfaltungsspielraum für ihre Songideen wurde Bassistin Kim Deal schon auf dem zweiten Pixies … I’d initially go to play my ‘Doolittle’ album but find myself giving ‘Surfer Rosa’ another spin instead. Their most accessible album, Doolittle's wide-ranging moods and sounds make it one of their most eclectic and ambitious.A fun, freaky alternative to most other late-'80s college rock, it's easy to see why the album made the Pixies into underground rock stars. Thank God they've reunited, huh? If “Doolittle” were a movie, it’d be a Marvel summer blockbuster directed by David Lynch. Released 17 April 1989 on 4AD (catalog no. By contrast, Doolittle’s lead single was Monkey Gone to Heaven, a richly melodic take on voguish environmental concerns, followed by Here Comes Your Man, a toothsome love song in which the size of anyone’s genitals went unaddressed. As a whole, Doolittle is one of the greatest albums ever put together, capturing every side of one of the greatest bands of the ’80s and ’90s. Sugar – Copper Blue. 10 Stories Behind the Pixies’ Doolittle A look at the references, details, and allusions found on this 30-year-old alternative classic Doolittle is a really great album. 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