It was released in August 13, 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. [5] The song was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio after their 19 June 1989 Berlin gig with producer Gil Norton who was specially flown in for the one-song session. CAD 0010 CD; CD). All tracks are written by Black Francis, except where noted. Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies. Q's Mat Snow, in his September 1990 review of Bossanova, said "the Pixies are masters of the calculated incongruity," and commented that "they give other rockers an object lesson in the first principles of how it should be done. The 1990 album “Bossanova” by Pixies is a solid five stars in my opinion. The song appeared on the band's first full-length studio album, Surfer Rosa, released in 1988. Bossanova (Pixies album) is similar to these albums: Pixies (band), Pixies discography, Dig for Fire and more. *Ducks*. [4], One album song, "Blown Away", had been written in Spain in early June 1989 while on tour. Talent 14:327. It's sounding like this isn't the best-pressed record. Bossanova simply lacks the big moments that existed on their previous records to bring this album up to classic territory. When Bossanova arrived in 1990, it reflected the exhaustion the Pixies felt after Doolittle's … Popular music must have really changed in twenty years, because I've never found the Pixies to be as inaccessible as people seem to say they were. 1. Classic Masher 03:313. Doolittle was the most successful album for Pixies, earning them a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in 1995 (along with Surfer Rosa in 2005). I was very excited about this 30 year anniversary release with the special red vinyl, which is very cool. Couldn't be happier, (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, TP, Unofficial, 180), Buy Vinyl. "[14], Rolling Stone gave Bossanova three out of five stars. NME gave the album 9 and a half out of ten when it was released in 1988 but in retrospect it feels like a 10/10 record. *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. Compared to the standard reissue from a couple years ago this has noticeably better clarity. Exclusive discount for Prime members. It sounds wonderful, super clean, almost flawless. Bassist Kim Deal meanwhile stayed in the UK to record the first Breeders album during January with producer Steve Albini. Because of 4AD's independent status, major label Elektra Records handled distribution in the United States; Bossanova reached number 70 on the Billboard 200. Composta por Black Francis (vocal/guitarra), Joey Santiago (guitarra), Kim Deal (baixo/vocal) e Dave Lovering (bateria), foi uma das mais importantes bandas do cenário alternativo norte-americano durante os anos 80 e 90. Two singles were released from Bossanova, "Velouria" and "Dig for Fire"; both charted on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, at #4 and #11, respectively. The 1990 album “Bossanova” by Pixies is a solid five stars in my opinion. [6], In contrast to previous records, many songs were written in the studio and few demo recordings were created. Did a quick clean and it sounds wonderful. The album peaked at number three in the UK Albums Chart. In short, the tension was rising between the Pixies, especially Deal and Francis, and because of this, makes “Bossanova” a mediocre, but underrated Pixies album. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1990 CD release of Bossanova on Discogs. Maybe a little off-center on side two. In comparison to the previous albums, reviewer Moira McCormick described Bossanova as "more of a straight-ahead rock album—by the Pixies' standards, meaning it's still safely off the mainstream". The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rock, complements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. Trompe le Monde is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on September 23, 1991 on 4AD in the United Kingdom and Elektra Records in the United States. Stream Bossanova by Pixies and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. The barcode is only on the back side of OBI. Pixies é uma banda de rock alternativo formada em Boston, Massachusetts em 1986. Pixies have long held the reputation of that band some bigger band emulated, to put it kindly. Norton refused to tell 4AD owner Ivo Watts-Russell about the problem until he felt he could address the problems. Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies. Label: Rough Trade - RTD 120.1175.2,4AD - RTD 120.1175.2 • Format: CD Album • … Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies.It was released in August 13, 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Pixies will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their third studio album, Bossanova, with a limited-edition vinyl reissue due out on August 7th. [17], UK magazine Select made Bossanova their album of the year for 1990. The text on the right spine includes band name and album title in Japanese on left, and the same info as the left spine on right. It's quality work, aside from pressing plant issues. I didn't really notice until the intro to 'Havalina.'. Rubin had his secretary find another studio for the group, and the band continued recording at Master Control. Baal's Back 06:144. The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rock, complements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies. The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rock, complements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. 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Even the title of the album is open for interpretation: a Brazilian style of music employed in some songs, a really cool (boss) star explosion, or a typo (Bossa nova is the genre of music). This is evident on “Bossanova”. [9], The UK reviews of Bossanova were generally positive. Santiago said that the band only practiced for a two-week period, in contrast to previous practice in Boston where the group rehearsed constantly. The sound is decent. Released 13 August 1990 on 4AD (catalog no. Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.The original lineup comprised Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). It was released in August 13, 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. That's just the nature of that songwriting. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released a version in 2008 that was remastered from the original analog master tapes. "[16] NME noted that the album's production "leans towards the harsh garage grunge of Surfer Rosa, although the songs retain the strong melodies of Doolittle," and said that "Bossanova is the composite Pixies LP. Rolling Stone … Might as Well Be Gone 08:075. Norton decided to work at overdubs somewhere else for a few days until the problem was corrected, but when he returned to Cherokee, he found that any time something was plugged into a guitar amplifier it would generate "this incredible hum". Very good pressing. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1990 CD release of Bossanova on Discogs. After 4AD re-acquired sole distribution rights for Pixies' back catalog, a re-issued CD (although not remastered) appeared solely on 4AD in the USA in 2004. Rated #43 in the best albums of 1990, and #2712 of all-time album.. I’m kinda sad about the the quality of the reprinting of the cover, sleeve, and booklet. No issues whatsoever with my copy. Happy with my copy! I’m kinda sad about the the quality of the reprinting of the cover, sleeve, and booklet. 3. [7] Black Francis noted, "So I was writing [lyrics] on napkins five minutes before I sang. Head Carrier 00:002. Pixies ‎– Bossanova Label: 4AD ‎– 9 60963-2, 4AD ‎– 60963-2, Elektra ‎– 9 60963-2, Elektra ‎– 60963-2 I also had a lengthy piece of shedding on my copy as well, along with some paper flakes. 4. Oona 10:546. This looks like it may have been pressed at QRP (I have no proof and actually it surprises me given the issues with extra plastic, etc., but explains the general lack of surface noise) and cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling. Though these albums were in my orbit, it is the Pixies 1990 album “Bossanova,” now 40 years old this August, that I love the most. No issues here, this reissue sounds fantastic! [1] Lovering stated that he, Santiago, and Black Francis moved to Los Angeles because that's where they intended to record. Actually sounds better than the 2008 vinyl copy I own, the drums pop a bit more on this reissue. Having cast himself as the unhinged oracle of grisly mythical proto-grunge on Surfer Rosa (’88) and Doolittle (’89), Pixies’ Black Francis rematerialised in 1990 as noir rock’s Man From Planet X, his slasher-flick aesthetic given a sci-fi B-movie twist. Following a hiatus in 1989, the band reconvened to release Bossanova in 1990 and Trompe … As others have noted, there was a minimal amount of shedding on my copy, but after a clean it's pristine. It’s controversial not to rank Pixies’ first full-length album top. The overall product of Bossanova is still a grand success, and the ability to conjure up three straight solid LPs in as many years is a feat of its own. Booklet reproduction is stellar - can't go wrong with v23/Vaughan Oliver (RIP). BOSSANOVA" on left, "COCY-6628" (black) and "4 A D" (white on red) on right. To Joey Santiago, the Pixies’ calculated lead guitarist, the secret recipe—the one pretty much every loud alternative act rolling into the 90s looked towards for inspiration—didn’t completely formulate until the band’s third full-length album, Bossanova, released 30 years ago today. After the surf-pop of Bossanova (1990), the band returned to the abrasive sound of the band's earlier releases.. Deal ultimately decided to travel out to Los Angeles with the rest of the group. Producer Gil Norton also moved into the apartment complex. The three band members lived in the Oakwood apartments, along with comic Garrett Morris and members of the band White Lion. My copy arrived with a very slight warp, but man this pressing sounds crisp and clear. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2020 Red Vinyl release of Bossanova on Discogs. Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock. Black Francis got inside of Kim Deal’s head, controlling how she played the bass, as well as limiting her contributions to the band. I'm very happy with this. My record was warped and shedding red. While The Cure and The Stone Roses would never release a worthy follow up to their 1989 classics, The Pixies bounced back only a couple of months later with an album equal to or greater than the awesome powers of Doolittle. The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. ... (full studio) album. I'm quite pleased. Th e y found relatively modest success, but set up numerous acts (lotta grunge ones) for success in the ’90s, including Nirvana and my favorite band, Weezer. The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rock, complements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2020. [2], Pixies started recording material for Bossanova at Cherokee Studios in February 1990,[3] where the sessions ran into problems. Topic. Label: 4AD - 4AD 0265 LPX,4AD - 4AD0265LPX • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue Red • Country: USA & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock After Pixies finished touring obligations for their second album Doolittle (1989) in January 1990, band members Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering moved from Boston to Los Angeles. "[8], The album was released in August 1990 on 4AD in the UK, and jointly by 4AD and Elektra in the USA. I was very excited about this 30 year anniversary release with the special red vinyl, which is very cool. Bossanova (Pixies album) Share. The disc is flat and very clean. This week, the reunited Pixies released their first new album in 23 years. Norton said that nothing could be recorded after six P.M. because the recording desk would pick up pirate radio stations. One day while visiting a bar, Norton and Santiago met producer Rick Rubin, whom they informed of their situation. I know they were recording just before grunge and alternative rock in general really took off, but an album like Bossanova hardly seems out of the mainstream now to me. Bossanova, an Album by Pixies. Tenement Song 16:448. A much more playful and bright album, Bossanova is full of pop songs with nothing shocking inbetween. I wish the jacket was matte texture finish like the 2008 pressing. [20] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[21]. ... For a long time this was my least favorite Pixies album, and only recently I've kind of rediscovered it. Label: 4AD - 9 60963-2,4AD - 60963-2,Elektra - 9 60963-2,Elektra - 60963-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock Sometimes it's good, sometimes not. The Pixies story is one of the most interesting in the alt rock narrative, in my hurmble opinion. 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