The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not quite the next big things only to become gods in absentia Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop Informed by exclusive interviews with the band, Sisario looks at the making of the album and its place in rock history, and studies its continued influence in light of the Pixies triumphant reunion....
|Title||:||The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3)|
|Publisher||:||Continuum March 25, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||127 pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3) Reviews
You can barely throw a limited-run vinyl without hitting a band that claims to be influenced by the Pixies. They stand as one of the most brashly innovative alt rock bands even to this day. As Ben Sisario points out in his entry in the Thirty Three and 1/3 series, “Doolittle”, the seminal album by the same name is so irreplaceable that not only is it never duplicated, it’s rarely even imitated. Even bands that proudly invoke the Pixies heritage seem unwilling or unable to display their bloodlines loud and proud.
The first thing to know about the 33 1/3 series is that since each book is written by a different author, each book will have its own tone, style, and in some cases, format. For example, the book about Radiohead's OK Computer is a dry analysis of the music theory behind the album, while the book for PJ Harvey's Rid of Me is actually short fiction. So it's important you read the description and reviews of each carefully before purchasing.
This was the first in the 33 1/3 series that I have read, and I've been tempted to read many. It absolutely succeeded in that the reading of the back really changed the way I hear "Doolittle." Sisario's book acts as a remastering: Guitar parts become clearer; bass lines stand out; lyrics become understandable even as they purposely ebb and flow throughout Norton's mix. "Doolittle" has always been second to "Surfer Rosa" with me, but the book helped me understand the band, the song construction, and the making of "Doolittle" in a truly objective way.