Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pixies Acoustic Live in Newport|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The Pixies are one of the most influential American acts of all time. Initially spanning the late eighties and early nineties, they created the blueprint for alternative rock that would be followed and embellished upon by ... more »
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Phil NJ | NJ USA | 08/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Really good video. Most of the songs translate to acoustic really well. Compared to "Pixies Sell-out", this has quite a very different, more subtle dynamic. Francis's weird, edgy lyrics become much clearer. A good thing! Stand-outs: "Mr. Grieves", "Wave of Mutilation", "Gauge Away", "Hey" and "Debaser"...from the BTS docu. Excellent behind-the-scenes bonus footage. You get an intimate view of the band working out the new arrangements."
Great Set For The Fans
GK128 | Providence, RI | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD isn't going to blow any non-Pixies fans away, but if you love The Pixies like I do then pick this up."
Jason Steiner | Glendale, AZ USA | 08/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the behind-the-scenes practice and dress rehersal on this DVD, it's apparent that the Pixies were not particularly comfortable performing an acoustic set. They had no reason to be nervous. It takes a lot more than a distortion pedal to make a Pixies song a Pixies song, and removing it just brings those signature elements to the surface. In particular, Joey's expressive guitar playing. Sounds I once assumed to be synthetic are now obviously the result of his gonzo style. But everyone contributes, and the clean acoustic arrangements make the sheer energy and catchiness of many Pixies songs stand out. How can you not sing along to "Hey" or "Gigantic"?
Pixies fans will buy this DVD regardless, but I think it may make a great introduction for new listeners. If you're just curious about the Pixies, give it a listen. Sing along a little. You'll like it."
bob turnley | birmingham,al,usa | 03/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Fine camerawork and editing are undercut by the lack of anamorphic mastering which in a widescreen video produced in 2006 is inexcusable. Also the unplugged format doesn't really serve Pixies music well. Because despite the obvious influences from the Talking Heads and the Police, the Pixies aren't really about music. They aren't really about playing guitars. Theirs is an impressionistic sound in which the effect is the point of the song. The lyrics mean whatever you happen to think they mean. Take away Santiago's distortion and half the sound and fury is gone.
Because of the quick cutting video in Pixies Sell Out it looks like the Club Date is the concert video to have."