Not necessarily at you. In the 90s I worked in screen printing shop making tshirts. About half the crew were into Phish, The Dead, and anything jam bandish, Mule included. The others were mostly indie rock hipsters. We all had to share a stereo so I heard a lot of stuff I otherwise never would have heard-some I liked, some I did not. These two groups however as a rule hated each others selections and the hippies seemed to hate Surfer Rosa more than anything.If you're talking about me, I'm no "die hard Govt Mule fan." Check my previous posts on TGP threads regarding them and you will see. However, I get your point. I played the Govt Mule song from Jimmy Fallon last night to the band, at least one of whom IS a "die hard Govt Mule fan" and they thought it sucked, especially Danny Louis' guitar solos. The bass player didn't like any of it....thought the bass player sounded like an amateur.....I decided I'd better not play the Pixies song for them.
Ditto. I'm glad Kim is doing the Breeders again anyway.I didn't see it as a great performance, and I think the new songs are just OK. But the Pixies are truly an original and of the very best bands of my generation and of all time.
Frank Black is a genius songwriter.
Yep. Too bad it's out of print - been looking for the CD forever and can't ever find it.An original, and really great songwriter.
The correct record for TGP is the first Frank Black and the Catholics record. It is a live in the studio thing, featuring some of his best, most accessible songs, and unbelievably scorching guitar work by Lyle Workman - literally, some of the most inspired, beautiful guitar playing you will ever hear in any post-punk genre. So, you get fantastic songs, accessibility, and great songwriting.
Thanks for that. Santiago. I don't understand how he makes his Les Paul sound like something other than a Les Paul? It sounds like a Fender jazzmaster, tele, or a gretsch?
Congrats to you! I know a lot of people your age (which isn't that much older than me) who are so stuck in their own generation of music that they stopped looking for new things. It's their loss as there is a lot of great music in every generation of music.I just turned 51, and am only now just getting into the music of the Pixies. Great band that will stand the test of time. My older brother in law just started enjoying them, too.