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The Pixies: Tyranny And Mutation

Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 10 August 1990

A PIXIES album that isn't drenched in murder, mutilation, death, crucifixion, blood, evil and barbarism? It's hard to imagine, but that's exactly what the band have come up with on their new LP, Bossanova. What's happened to the formerly lawless renegades? Have they gone soft? Sold out? Why does Kim Deal think the record is closer to ET than Eraserhead? Why is Black Francis writing love songs to pigs? JON WILDE discovers the answers to these questions and more.

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