Synopsis by Mark Deming
Formed in 1986, the Pixies were one of the most influential alternative rock bands of their time. Grafting fractured pop melodies with noisy guitar figures and a muscular, walloping rhythm section, the Pixies played music that was aggressive and engaging at once, and Nirvana were just one of the many bands who credited them as a major influence. The Pixies is a video collection which features a full 1988 Pixies show, shot during the group's first British tour; songs include "Gigantic," "Bone Machine," "Tony's Theme," "Hey," "In Heaven," and ten more. Also included are studio-shot videos for seven songs, a look at life on the road for the Pixies, and Gouge, a documentary on the band's history and impact.
alternative-rock, band [music group], career-retrospective, music-video, rock-music