Album Review: Pixies, ‘Doolittle 25’

720x405-129118909

(Crossposted from Rolling Stone, 1/20/2015)

This three-disc 25th-anniversary package gives the Pixies’ surreal 1989 breakthrough the monument it deserves. Along with the original LP, B sides and Peel Session performances illuminate the frenetic process leading up to classics like “Debaser” and “Gouge Away.” Best of all are the unreleased 1988 demos: Recorded in a basement under a hair salon near Boston, they’re a charmingly slapdash alternate view of the album that launched a thousand indie bands.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s