Monday, January 30, 2012

Pixies: Doolittle

"The iconic foursome, who legends like Kurt Cobain and David Bowie credit as inspirations, recently stopped by Napa's Uptown Theater to play their breakout record, 1989's Doolittle, from start to finish. It was their second-to-last stop on the second leg of their 'Doolittle World Tour,' which began two years ago to commemorate the album's twentieth anniversary. ... Frontman Frank Black's signature high-pitched yowl sounds just like it did in the 80s -- maybe even clearer. The group seamlessly made its way through all the big hits, from the upbeat, poppy 'Here Comes Your Man' and the silly, jazzy 'La La Love You' (the only song ever penned by drummer David Lovering) to the biblical shout-ballad 'Hey' and 'Monkey Gone To Heaven,' an early nod to environmentalism" (Carly Schwartz, "Rock Is Most Definitely Not Dead (As Evidenced by the Pixies)," Huffington Post, 12/2/11).
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