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The Pixies: Ditties Of Pixilated Reasoning

Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 1990

A year ago, the Pixies were considered the last word in rock bacchanalia. The Boston-based band's three albums – Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and Doolittle – combined the raw power of The Stooges with a penchant for the grotesque reminiscent of David Lynch. The group was the intellectual's favourite 'dumb-ass' rock 'n' roll band, and the most popular American indie group in Britain.

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