Doolittle

Performers Pixies

Elektra | March 9, 1999 | Compact Disc

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The Pixies hit a high point with this 1989 album. Band leader Black Francis spews his lyrics more angrily on "Debaser," "Wave of Mutilation" and "Gouge Away." Doolittle generates enough raw energy and excitement here for 10 bands. Even the sweet "Here Comes Your Man" seems barely contained, while "Monkey Gone to Heaven" remains one of the most dramatic, even scary, pop songs written in a long time. One can rightly ask what the hell Black Francis - now Frank Black - is on about on this album. But it's probably best not to know.  

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 9, 1999

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1989

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 652637090529

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Doolittle

Performers Pixies
Producer Gil Norton
Engineer Gil Norton

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 9, 1999

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1989

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 652637090529


Title Track Time
1.Debaser --
2.Tame --
3.Wave of Mutilation --
4.I Bleed --
5.Here Comes Your Man --
6.Dead --
7.Monkey Gone to Heaven --
8.Mr. Grieves --
9.Crackity Jones --
10.La La Love You --
11.No. 13 Baby --
12.There Goes My Gun --
13.Hey --
14.Silver --
15.Gouge Away --

Editorial Notes

The Pixies: Black Francis (vocals, guitar); Joey Santiago (guitar); Kim Deal (bass, vocals, slide guitar); David Lovering (drums, vocals, bass). Additional personnel: Karen Karlsrud, Corine Metter (violins); Arthur Fiacco, Ann Rorich (cellos). Recorded at Downtown Recorders, Boston, Massachusetts. All songs written or co-written by Black Francis. From the opening bars of DOOLITTLE, the Pixies' brilliant duality comes into focus. Chiming guitar streaks waft over an AOR-ready riff, while vocals bark out references to a deliberately obscure culture. "Debaser," for instance, finds singer/songwriter Black Francis alluding to "Chien Andalou," Spanish director Luis Bunuel's surrealist film renowned for a scene where an eyeball is sliced. The Pixies' calling card is their calculated sonic mayhem. Francis and bass player Kim Deal weave vocal harmonies of inimitable dissonance as guitarist Joey Santiago's leads ring like air-raid sirens. DOOLITTLE perfectly captures The Pixies' refusal to be categorized into one form of musical identity. The album's most gorgeous melody is wrapped around the words "cease to exist, giving my goodbye," and crowned with the title "Wave Of Mutilation." The rest of the album follows suit, and even the love songs bear Francis' warped humor, boasting titles like "Tame" and "Dead." DOOLITTLE is quintessential Pixies. Unflinching in their abrasion, the group created some of the best, most intriguing rock music of the early 1990s.
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