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Perhaps I overstated my 'Pixies' rant/tirade, I actually mis-read and thought 'you' didn't hear the sound/similarity of early Talking/Roxy, but that was another poster.

I was originally just going by what you said in that Talking Heads had their own unique sound. While I agree that Americans knew that sound to be unique/Europe had experienced that same flavor several years earlier with Roxys.

I would appreciate a top five list of Pixie 'must' listen to songs
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None had. I just am quite provincial and hate when Americans just give all the credit to Europe for everything. We have our own music tradition.

The Pixies top five? Jesus. Off the top of my head:

Here Comes Your Man
Gigantic
Nimrod's Son
UMass
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven






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I love the Minutemen. They are one of my all-time favorite bands -- but I have a tough time nailing down their sound at all. They are kind of all over the place. From the thrash of Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat to the near free form punk/jazz of Double Nickels on the Dime (which, as we all know, is the greatest hardcore album ever recorded).


They are all over the map, but to me, there is no mistaking Watt's bass lines and the sound of D. Boon's guitar...






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Don't leave out the greatness of Hurley on drums. The best punk rhythm section, mainly cuz they actually act like a section.

Even seen the We Jam Econo documentary? The moment when Ian MacKaye holds up the post-it note leaving him a message that D Boon died is heartbreaking. He still has the note.






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oh yeah, own it and have the poster framed...

In a few other forums I use that as my user name...

**I dont think fIREHOSE gets enough love... but they were great, too... seen them many times.. bout to go run, may throw them on my ipod






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The Seaward
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The Pixies top five? Jesus. Off the top of my head: Here Comes Your Man Gigantic Nimrod's Son UMass This Monkey's Gone to Heaven


that top 5 is pretty much perfect for me except for gigantic. that was always one of my least favorite pixies songs.

replace it with river euphrates or where is my mind and i am totally on board.






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dexy82
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I just am quite provincial and hate when Americans just give all the credit to Europe for everything. We have our own music tradition.


No way!

I made a Scott Joplin thread last week
rambling on how incredible it must have been to hear the sound of ragtime for the very first time.'







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that top 5 is pretty much perfect for me except for gigantic. that was always one of my least favorite pixies songs.


how about the best Pixies album then?

as my family and I heading down to New Orleans for the holidays and I'm looking for some fresh sounds






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replace it with river euphrates or where is my mind and i am totally on board.

The funny thing is I was torn between those two but chose Gigantic because I wanted a Kelly Deal song. Literally, that was my last cut, and I think you have to have a Kelly song.

It also hurt to leave off Where Is My Mind? But let's face it, that song is a bit of an outlier. It doesn't sound like the Pixies, exactly.

ETA: Without a doubt, their best album is Surfer Rosa. That is, for kids of a certain age, one of the ultimate "you had to be there" albums. You talk to a former indie kid pushing 40, they probably not only own, but they LOVE Surfer Rosa.



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The Seaward
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All Pixies albums should be owned in my opinion, but Surfer Rosa and Doolittle are both absolute must-owns.





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rambling on how incredible it must have been to hear the sound of ragtime for the very first time.'

I know how jazz fans love to say its the only uniquely form of American music, which ignores the existence of country and blues, as well as their bastard child, rock and roll. Not to mention hip hop. I could never quite get into jazz, though I appreciate it, if that makes sense.






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SanDiegeauxSteve
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Nah not really.

The Cars sound like The Cars. I can tell a Cars song from a Brian Ferry song all day long. I started listening to The Cars in 1976. I never cared much for Roxy Music, as Love Is The Drug was the only song of theirs I liked when it first came out. The Cars songs all sound pretty much alike, no matter where they got their influences. I believe that is the point of the thread.






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All Pixies albums should be owned in my opinion, but Surfer Rosa and Doolittle are both absolute must-owns.

I even stand up for the much-maligned Trompe Le Monde. I think its better than Bossanova. Mainly because of UMass and Subbacultcha.

I once got in a fight with a Jesus and Mary Chain fan over their cover of Head On. I argued the Pixies made an unlistenable song awesome. Strangely, he did not agree with that theory...






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Sublime





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SanDiegeauxSteve
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Tool is my #1

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Correct. No one will ever forget their shitty music.


Dude, does that make Tool your "#2"?






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dexy82
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I know how jazz fans love to say its the only uniquely form of American music, which ignores the existence of country and blues, as well as their bastard child, rock and roll. Not to mention hip hop. I could never quite get into jazz, though I appreciate it, if that makes sense.


Oh, I wasn't giving a nod to one genre or the other, I just appreciate the 'birth', if you will.
of any new sound.

and I do understand
As time passes I've learned to open my ears to everything, if not for the love of the song/sound, then at least for it's groundbreaking qualities.

Of course today top 40 doesn't qualify

I'll leave you with
an old fav of mine
LINK






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Rage Against the Machine
Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit
Korn






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Baloo
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Now, Marc Bolan really is a god for American indie/punk/rock/metal. T.Rex's The Slider is perhaps the Rosetta Stone of rock music.

good link.






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Kim Deal





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