Pixies at the BBC

Summary

Pixies at the BBC
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Live album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 1998 (1998-07-06)
Recorded1988–1991
GenreAlternative rock
Length35:25
LanguageEnglish
Label4AD GAD 8013
ProducerDale Griffin, Miti, Mike Robinson
Pixies compilations chronology
Death to the Pixies
(1997)
Pixies at the BBC
(1998)
Complete 'B' Sides
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention) link
Select4/5 stars[1]

Pixies at the BBC is a compilation of BBC radio sessions by the American alternative rock band Pixies. Released by 4AD on July 6, 1998 in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records on July 14, 1998 in the United States—five years after the band's initial split—it was recorded over several sessions between 1988 and 1991 at the BBC. The album is characterized by its raw, under-produced sound.

Track listing

All songs were written by Black Francis except tracks 1 and 15. The final track, "(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song" was written by Peter Ivers and David Lynch for Eraserhead.

  1. "Wild Honey Pie" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 1:52
  2. "There Goes My Gun" – 1:25
  3. "Dead" – 1:30
  4. "Subbacultcha" – 2:08
  5. "Manta Ray" – 2:15
  6. "Is She Weird" – 2:52
  7. "Ana" – 2:14
  8. "Down to the Well" – 2:31
  9. "Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)" – 2:22
  10. "Letter to Memphis" – 2:33
  11. "Levitate Me" – 2:18
  12. "Caribou" – 3:18
  13. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" – 2:57
  14. "Hey" – 3:17
  15. "In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" (Peter Ivers, David Lynch) – 1:51
Recording and transmission dates
  • Tracks 1, 11, 12, 14 & 15 - Recorded for the John Peel show, May 3, 1988, first transmitted May 16, 1988.
  • Tracks 2, 3, & 5 - Recorded for the John Peel show, October 9, 1988, first transmitted October 18, 1988.
  • Tracks 4 & 10 - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 23, 1991, first transmitted August 4, 1991.
  • Track 6 - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 11, 1990, first transmitted August 10, 1990.
  • Tracks 7 & 13 - Recorded for the Mark Goodier show, August 18, 1990, first transmitted August 20, 1990.
  • Tracks 8 & 9 - Recorded for the John Peel show, April 16, 1989, first transmitted May 2, 1989.

References

  1. ^ Morgan, Emma. "Review: Pixies — Pixies At The BBC, 4AD". Select. EMAP Metro (August, 1998): 92.

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