Sunday, November 28, 2004

Cool as Kim Deal


Show awesome despite crap arena venue. Far too high off of Frank Black and co. to form even semi-coherent blogpost. Many apologies to readers.

Highlights (no particular order) included Cactus, TWO versions of Wave of Mutilation (with In Heaven acting as the segueway between the two), U-Mass, a beautiful rendition of Caribou that made the crowd surfers go absolutely apeshit, Kim's lovely vox on Gigantic, Nimrod's Son (which made me physically ache to hear some of Frank's solo/and the Catholics stuff - does anyone have my copy of Dog in the Sand, incidentally?), Velouria, Debaser, Isla De Encanta, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Where Is My Mind? and Dead. Here Comes Your Man acted as the encore after a particularly fervent standing ovation from the masses, the likes of which I have never seen. It was really quite incredible.

If my Pixies glass were half-full, I would complain about their omissions of Dig for Fire, La La Love You, There Goes My Gun and BONE MACHINE...but I won't. Because they played a kajillion great songs and are just. so. good.

Also, this show actually completes my personal Bands I Must See Before I Can Die a Happy Woman list:

1) The Cure (summer 2000)
2) The Rolling Stones (summer 2003, though they were the size of gnats)
3) Sonic Youth (summer 2004)
4) The Smiths in the form of Morrissey playing Smiths songs (fall 2004)
5) The Pixies (tonight!)

Three cheers for sticktuitiveness, rah rah rah.

David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Liz Phair: you guys don't actually count as bands, which is why you're not on my list, but you'd better believe I'm coming after you next.

(Now playing: "U-Mass", The Pixies)


Blogger Optimus said...

it was delightful, but they were MEANT to play 'bird dream of the olympus mons'.

full blogpost will come in due course, i am sure

12:51 PM  
Blogger Optimus said...

indra swears they played bone machine. i'm racking my brain, but don't remember. need independent verification. c-mac?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am disappointed that The Pixies have 2 comments so far, Matt in a dress has 9 (although that picture is worth a thousand comments), and journalists dying in prison get none. Not that I did anything to contribute to an intellectual dialogue on freedom of the press, but did anyone else notice that we had nothing to say on the topic?


11:32 AM  
Blogger Sofi said...

I prefer to think of the lack of comments on the Win Tin post as your collective stunned silence.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Ms. Cam said...

I do not remember Bone Machine.
I do remember how ridiculously awesome it was.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

The crowd at the show I was at were a bunch of goddamn savages. I feared for my life. Good show, though. Interesting to see Joey as a guitar hero with his Jimmy-Page-meets-Sonic-Youth antics.

8:24 PM  
Blogger SadPunk said...

Damn, I'm jealous. I did see Sonic Youth with a crowd of maybe 30-40 people a few years ago, which was, y'know, fine, but... not as cool as the Pixies. Not even as cool as the Pixies on CD.


11:44 PM  

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