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Pixies, when Kim Deal was in the band

Pixies, when Kim Deal was in the band

Courtesy WMA

When: Sun., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. 2014
Hindsight's 20/20, of course, but it sure seems this Boston band was destined to be "influential" from the start, and to be sure, the Pixies' jarring dynamics and tuneful noisiness connected with pop audiences in a big way once they were hijacked by a zillion alternabands; even their junk-culture fixation now looks like a prophetic glimpse of the jury-rigged thrift-store aesthetic of 90s indie rock. The band's surreal full-length debut, Surfer Rosa (1988), has a "four brains, one album" gestalt that still suggests as-yet-unexploited possibilities for rock groupthink, and Bossanova (1990) remains an object lesson in how to beef up your sound via an infusion of corporate cash without risking a commercial breakthrough. —Keith Harris, 2004



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