PIXIES - BOSSANOVA
1990 release on the classic 4AD label. 14 track classic that came with a 10" glossy book.
Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) (vocals, guitar),
Kim Deal (bass, vocals), Joseph Alberto Santiago (guitar) & David Lovering (drums).
Combining jagged, roaring guitars and stop-start dynamics with melodic pop hooks, intertwining male-female harmonies and evocative, cryptic lyrics, the Pixies were one of the most influential American alternative rock bands of the late '80s. The band were inventive, rabid rock fans that turned conventions inside out, melding punk and indie guitar rock, classic pop, surf rock, and stadium-sized riffs with singer/guitarist Black Francis' bizarre, fragmented lyrics about space, religion, sex, mutilation, and pop culture; while the meaning of his lyrics may have been impenetrable, the music was direct and forceful. The Pixies' busy, brief songs, extreme dynamics, and subversion of pop song structures proved one of the touchstones of '90s alternative rock.
SLINT - TWEEZ
1989 release on Jennifer Hartman Records label
Slint was an American rock band formed in Louisville, KY in 1986. They disbanded
following the recording of their second full-length album, Spiderland, in 1991.
In 2005, 2007 and 2014 the band reunited to play a number of live shows. On the 2007 tour dates, in addition to performing songs from Spiderland and the untitled 10", they also debuted a new composition called "King's Approach." Their 2014 tour coincided with the release of a box set compiling a remastered version of the Spiderland LP, previously unreleased studio outtakes and demos, and a new documentary film about their origins and the Louisville music scene.