Monday, August 8, 2016
Pixies - Bossanova - 1990
It came as something of a shock when I first played this cassette. But, by the time I upgraded my collection to CDs, this was one of the first CDs I purchased. It's an instant classic with spectacular songs galore, one after another. I mean, I'm sitting here looking at the track list trying to pick my favorites to tell you about, and it's nigh impossible. It's easier to take songs off, and that's only because I don't remember them right off hand. I will say Rock Music, Dig For Fire, Hangwire, but that's only scratching the surface of this album (no pun intended).
I love this album, I think it's better than Doolittle and Trompe La Monde, and much better than ALL of Frank Black's solo stuff. (Side note - I put it as good as Breeders' Last Splash, but that's another post) I haven't bothered to listen to their first three albums, so I can't really compare it to them. I outgrew the Pixies, unfortunately, before I got the chance :( I guess I could always go back now, but I don't really have an interest in it....
Their cover for this album has always been gorgeous, so I left it the same, and added the single sleeves for the back. The b-sides were only previously available on the singles and on the b-side disk. Havalina is such a perfect ending to the album, I couldn't put the b-sides there, so I dropped them between Side A and Side B.
This one's a real fukkin' rocker, so turn up your stereo LOUD and get your air guitar out....