The Joke Is Come Upon Me – Pixies live

Pixies – The Roundhouse, London – Thursday 1st November 2018 I fucking love the Pixies … Early Pixies at least, by which I mean 1987-88 – ‘Come On Pilgrim’ and ‘Surer Rosa’ are seminal albums. There’s something unique about these records which was diluted subsequently. But, uninfluenced by the industry at that point, their tales…

Doolittle Evil Incorporated – Pixies live (Repeat)

I genuinely think this might be the best live review I’ve ever written … Assorted Pixies are sitting round a conference table awaiting the entrance of their leader to plot their continuing world domination. The door opens. A bespectacled and balding evil mastermind enters and takes his seat. David Lovering (for it is he): Right,…

Archive – Pixies at Meadowbank, August 2005

Pixies / Idlewild / Teenage Fanclub / My Latest Novel – Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh – Sunday 28th August 2005 If the current Pixies live DVD is called ‘Pixies Sell-out’ then surely any future DVD of this tour has to be called ‘Pixies Take The Piss.’ This was a massive disappointment. To be honest, last year…

2014 LPs – The Top Ten (plus Reissues/MPK2)

Somewhat belatedly, entirely due to circumstances outwith my control, here’s MPT’s favourite 10 albums of 2014 … The Phantom Band – Strange Friend ‘Strange Friend’ was a classic example of not knowing what you’re wanting until you get it. After a couple of plays I did think it was going to be a disappointment. After…

I’m Only Visiting This Shore – Pixies EP

In which MPT finally arrives in 2014. It’s fair to say that the re-emergence of Pixies as recording artistes didn’t necessarily make me ecstatic. Would they enhance or sully the legend? I gave the tentative thumbs up to free single ‘Bagboy’ for doing something a little different even if the facsimile Kim vocals only emphasised…

Mixed Bag? – New Pixies song

I really don’t know whether to welcome a new Pixies song or not. That decision involves weighing the prospect of potentially great new material against the very real fear that anything new will be a pale imitation of past glories. And last week’s announcement that Kim Deal had left the band did nothing to push…