Tuesday, May 22, 2007

- Time for Heroes: The Pixies

The Pixies are frequently quoted, with good reason, as being the immediate forebearer of the alternative rock boom of the early 1990s, though they disbanded before reaping any of the benefits this might have brought them. Devoted fan Kurt Cobain's acknowledgement of the debt Nirvana owed to the Pixies, along with similar tributes by other alternative bands, ensured that the Pixies' legacy and influence grew substantially in the years following their demise.

This documentary, along with the previously posted New Order show, formed part of a BBC series called 'Time for Heroes'. One of my favourite parts of this show is when Black Francis is in discussion with John Peel about the lyrics to 'Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons'.

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Learn more about the documentary here.

I've a bad feeling I cocked something up when I was uploading the file, please let me know and I'll try to fix it.


DuffPaddy said...

Thank again, Entrailicus!

Just downloading this now. Regarding your comments about thinking you'd cocked something up, I suspect it's probably the file extension. 69Mb seems pretty small for a WAV!

Anonymous said...

I'll fix it tomorrow, my computer was playing nasty tricks on me qall day.

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