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Show Review: Pixies Doolittle Tour 2010
Show Review: Pixies Doolittle Tour 2010
09/22/10 at 02:26 PM by Adam Pfleider
I've certainly have ran my mouth about longevity both in my show reviews, interviews and babbling blog - or hid behind a computer with a stern mix of smugness and hint of elitism - whatever gets you to sleep at night, right?

I've been able to catch quite a few big acts in my day. Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M. and the "holy crap, I'm not going to make it out of this show alive" set by Rage Against the Machine. While all of those bands have left their mark on our young minds, past generations and future ones yet to discover, I was once again thrilled with the Pixies show tonight.

The Pixies are out performing Doolittle, their 1989 landmark album and follow-up to the buzz that already surrounded their debut full length Surfer Rosa. Where Surfer...[read more]
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03:21 PM on 09/22/10
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I wonder if they are getting along any better these days, their documentary was so awkward to watch.
03:35 PM on 09/22/10
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I need to see them!
04:20 PM on 09/22/10
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love this band!
09:21 PM on 09/22/10
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I'd probably perform some unsavory acts I'd later deny in order to see this. I love Doolittle, not because you have to if you want to proclaim yourself an audiophile, but because it's really the embodiment of what makes communities like AP tick. It's quirky, but I can't imagine anyone, regardless of taste, honestly not enjoying it; it's unabashedly catchy, yet one of a kind and ahead of its time. And yet it lies in relative obscurity, a classic in terms of critical acclaim, but under the radar of probably 90% of society, the sheep happy to follow wherever ClearChannel leads. On one hand it's a shame, but that it's appreciated by the relative few makes it all the more special, a rallying point of sorts. I don't think there's really an analog for it today. Critics are always quick to crown the next classic (Merriweather Post Pavilion and such), but they almost all pale in terms of universality. I for one will be spinning Doolittle well into the future -- and I don't think I'm alone there -- and I hope it remains an inspiration for the generations of musicians to come.
01:16 AM on 09/23/10
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I'd probably perform some unsavory acts I'd later deny in order to see this. I love Doolittle, not because you have to if you want to proclaim yourself an audiophile, but because it's really the embodiment of what makes communities like AP tick. It's quirky, but I can't imagine anyone, regardless of taste, honestly not enjoying it; it's unabashedly catchy, yet one of a kind and ahead of its time. And yet it lies in relative obscurity, a classic in terms of critical acclaim, but under the radar of probably 90% of society, the sheep happy to follow wherever ClearChannel leads. On one hand it's a shame, but that it's appreciated by the relative few makes it all the more special, a rallying point of sorts. I don't think there's really an analog for it today. Critics are always quick to crown the next classic (Merriweather Post Pavilion and such), but they almost all pale in terms of universality. I for one will be spinning Doolittle well into the future -- and I don't think I'm alone there -- and I hope it remains an inspiration for the generations of musicians to come.
even if you don't like the album as a whole, I can't imagine not having one person find AT LEAST ONE track on this album phenomenal...I mean, seeing "Silver" live...ugh....
07:34 PM on 09/23/10
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I wonder if they are getting along any better these days, their documentary was so awkward to watch.
They seemed to be getting along great at the show in Dallas last Sunday. They were acting genuinely happy to be playing music together.
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