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Old 01-16-03, 04:24 PM
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If you had to classify the Pixies, what would youc all them?

Punk?
Rock?
Alternative?

I'm having a problem deciding how to describe the music..
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Old 01-16-03, 04:35 PM
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College rock or post-punk, mainly.
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College rock or post-punk, mainly.
The ultimate college rock band. They even did a song about the University of Massachusetts ("it's educational").
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Banal as the term has become, "Alternative rock" is probably still the best label.
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Post-punk.
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Damn_good!
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How about "the last time Frank Black was relevant"?


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them there's fightin' words
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Old 01-16-03, 06:54 PM
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When they were still together "Alternative" was the phrase.

Now? I would describe them as "still more relevent and talented than most of the dreck out there currently"
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Originally posted by The Bus
How about "the last time Frank Black was relevant"?


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You know better than that.

He was "Black Francis" back then.

Totally different people.

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Thanks. I was trying to describe themto a friend that I wanted to check them out... and I coudln't figure out how to describe the music other than "****ing awesome".

she's lreally liking them so far
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Crap.
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Crap.
Hey!

I was gonna say that!
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Old 01-18-03, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the th read craps guys
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Old 01-18-03, 03:55 PM
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Thanks for the th read craps guys
How is it a threadcrap? He asked "If you had to classify the Pixies, what would youc all them?" My legitimate answer is, like Snowmaker, crap.

I was unaware that the classification had to be positive.
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How is it a threadcrap? He asked "If you had to classify the Pixies, what would youc all them?" My legitimate answer is, like Snowmaker, crap.

I was unaware that the classification had to be positive.
very lame
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Old 01-18-03, 10:38 PM
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very lame
Hey, I try
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Old 01-19-03, 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by Jason
How is it a threadcrap? He asked "If you had to classify the Pixies, what would youc all them?" My legitimate answer is, like Snowmaker, crap.

I was unaware that the classification had to be positive.
Because if I go to the record store, there is no section entitled crap
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Because if I go to the record store, there is no section entitled crap
Well, then, if I ever open a record store, I will have a section called "crap" just for you
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Well, then, if I ever open a record store, I will have a section called "crap" just for you
That would have to be a pretty big section!
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"type of music" and "your opinion/eview" are entirely different questions

my answer: i'd classify The Pixies as "a group I've never heard of"
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Old 01-21-03, 07:40 PM
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I'd call them alternative back when alternative was really alternative. Now Creed is considered alternative.
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Now Creed is considered alternative.
Funny, that happens to be Jason's favorite band.
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BTW:

If'n I had to classify 'em.....
Post-punk
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Old 01-22-03, 02:10 PM
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allmusic classifies them as college rock or alternative rock. i'm hesitant to describe them to people as college rock, because these days that makes me think of stuff like dave matthews. post-punk is a fairly good one. pre-grunge alternative is another one i think is fairly accurate.

a good way to give people an idea of what they sound like is to mention that the song at the end of fight club is a pixies song. most people who think they haven't heard the pixies have seen fight club and will remember that song. just a thought if you're ever trying to describe them to someone again.
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