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This isn't a very neutral or encyclopedic summation of the Pixies or their influence, but it's hard to write objectively about this band, perhaps one of the greatest alt. rock outfits ever to grace a stage, before the genre became just another mass-market joke.

Their music captivated not only what remains a fiercely loyal fan base, but a generation of musicians who sought to keep the flame alive when infighting drove the band to split in 1992. Perhaps the bar had been raised too high, because none of their successors, even those who achieved far more mainstream recognition, could quite match the quirky, catchy, enigmatic presence which still exists in those 15+ year-old recordings.

Thankfully, the Pixies are alive and well today after reuniting in 2004, though Frank Black was recently quoted as having disavowed any plans to ever record again with the group.
1. From the first time I heard "Monkey Gone to Heaven", the Pixies became my favorite band.

2. Alex from "A Clockwork Orange" might say that the Pixies' music is "gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh."
by Buddy-Rey July 27, 2006
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One of Nirvana's quoted influences, having a similar self destructive, downbeat feel that personifed the Grunge movement in the early 90s. The Pixies were a little more colorful and violent sounding than Nirvana and had a good female vocalist on some tracks.

The Pixies are Surfer Rock, but their style is from Psychedelic to Punk to New Wave
The song "Where is My Mind" at the end of Fightclub re-kindled some interest in their style.
by dj_monged August 08, 2004
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Mischievous little elves.

Came to be one of the coolest bands ever.

But elves nonetheless.
Yo, the MLF's are playing tonight.

You mean Pixies?



by Miss Phunkadelic November 05, 2006
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the band which all pop-indie and grunge bands owe their existence to.
From Nirvana to Franz Ferdinand, they all owe it to the Pixies.
by jennifer October 20, 2004
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Greatest band in the fucking world. Frank Blank fucks all your Nu-metal shit in the ass!
Hey look at that, its Frank Blank fucking all of Linkin Park. At once. Man he sure rocks.
by missilepenguin July 06, 2004
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The god of all bands, the beginning and end of truly great music.
"Gouge away, you can gouge a-way, stay all day, if you want to."
by Stiggy February 15, 2004
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