The most influential band of the late eighties and early nineties, The Pixies come to Birmingham reformed, revamped and with a new album due for release in September. Nirvana may have blazed the trail for alternative rock but they did so by completely ripping off The Pixies song ‘Debaser’ for their own massive hit ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Critics have tried and failed to pigeon hole Black Francis and the band throughout their career applying labels as diverse as surf, psychedelia, rock, punk, indie and pop, truth is The Pixies sound is as unique a noise as a band has ever made. Genius wall of sound supplemented by batshit mental lyrics. ‘Buy me a soda and try to molest me in the parking lot’ please!
Thu 8 Dec 7pm at O2 Academy, Bristol Street, Birmingham B1 1DB £36.56 academymusicgroup.com/
Published on: Fri 4 Nov 2016