4AD, PLAYGROUND RELEASE:
APRIL 27, 2004 REVIEW: MAY
doesn’t really matter if you
like Pixies’ brand of alternative
rock or not. Their importance for
all guitar based music since the late
80:s cannot be overrated. In a time
where image meant as much as music,
they stepped onto the stage, looking
as geeky as you or the kid next door
– and played rock in a way still
unduplicated. In short – they
changed the face of music for good.
Without Pixies – no Nirvana,
or at least no "Smells Like Teen
Spirit", for instance. And to
say that brit pop would have sounded
exactly the same if it were not for
the influence of Pixies would be like
to say that the sun doesn’t
make the grass grow.
– why don’t you have this DVD in your collection already?
In 5.1 or stereo and with easily navigable
menus, it contains all the videos
Pixies ever made, plus an early live
concert, plus the superb "Gouge"
documentary, plus behind the scenes
and stage footage from the tour supporting
the release of landmark album "Doolittle".
Hours of fun and rock history guaranteed.
it wasn’t for the fact that
the sound of the behind the scenes-part
left a little something to be desired
and that there are no subtitles available,
this collection would be a crisp state
of the art example of a complete band
DVD to end all band-DVD:s. Really.
if you don’t like Pixies, this
is the DVD to pick up to see what
all the fuss was about. If you are
a Pixies fan, you probably already
own it, have ordered it or will order
it after reading this. Then you’ll
watch it on your laptop on your way
to one of the Pixies reunion gigs
Pixies – now available both
on DVD and live. Life is good.