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gk128
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  05:00:18  Show Profile
This came from www.pixieslive.com;

12/xx/89, Saturday Night Live, New York, NY
Notes: See xx/xx/89 date.

So it appears they played, but it either never aired or no one has seen it sence it's first airdate.

Anyone have any info on this?



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kottke
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  10:08:58  Show Profile
Yeah. I am 95% sure I saw this show either live and/or rerun. I remember because at the time I had no idea who they were, and me and my little brother could not understand a damn word he was saying so we made fun of the show for months. Something must have impacted us!

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gk128
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  10:19:38  Show Profile
Anyone know of an online scource to download this performance?



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Itchload
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USA
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  10:38:39  Show Profile
I'm surprised I've never seen it rerun on Comedy Central. Maybe I'll be able to catch it soon--oh wait, Comedy Central replaced SNL with MADTV, jesus wept..
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soundofataris
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  11:19:54  Show Profile
I just checked through my copy of Saturday Night Live: the First Twenty Years from 1995(yes, I actually own that...I'm so very ashamed) and the musical guest for december 1989 were the following:

12/2/89 - k.d. lang
12/9/89 - Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
12/16/89 - Tracy Chapman

I would assume that the remaining two saturdays of that month weren't broadcast days. The 23rd would have most likely been their christmas clip show special and the 30th was probably a repeat, in light of the upcoming holiday.

I checked through the musical guest for every year that they were around, and I find the pixies listed no where, so it looks like that listing was a mistake. Prehapes they were scheduled to play but had to pull out. Who knows?

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kottke
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  11:43:24  Show Profile
www.digitalnirvana.net/happening/pixies/

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downtothewell.com
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  12:43:42  Show Profile  Visit downtothewell.com's Homepage
No offense, but those pages are way out of date - they're version 1.0 of what now is 4.1 (www.pixieslive.com, check the Notes section). That said, the "12/xx/89" on our page might indeed be wrong.

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kottke
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USA
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  12:58:40  Show Profile
I know they played SNL. I just asked my brother what the name of that group was on SNL that we could not understand a word of and were really heavy compared to what we used to listen to, and he said, "oh, The Pixies? yeah I remember that."



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The Calistanian
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  13:05:48  Show Profile
Pixies...on SNL...suuurrrrrrre.
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gk128
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  13:07:00  Show Profile
It seems they played "Monkey Gone To Heaven". However it seems no one has ever seen it or they saw it once.

On a side note I am also pissed about CC replaceing SNL with MAD TV. MAD TV blows.



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kottke
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  13:22:59  Show Profile
No dudes, listen. I saw them on SNL. When I say I am 95% sure, I mean I am so sure that I would bet 950 dollars on it. In fact, I am so sure I saw them play SNL way back when that I retract my 95% certainty, and raise it to 99%. (ooooo!)

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The New Bolero
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  13:29:03  Show Profile
Never on SNL. They were on a late night NBC show hosted by David Sanborn in 1989 called Night Music but not SNL.
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winnipegwantsfrank
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  13:37:41  Show Profile
Can I have $950 now, kottke?
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Johnny Yen
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  14:04:35  Show Profile  Visit Johnny Yen's Homepage
Oh Snap!
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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  14:09:45  Show Profile
yeah, i saw it too. i think a friend still has it on tape. they played Trompe Le Monde and Paul and the band joined in during the instrumental part.

no joke.

it was so funny seeing Dave shake Frank's hand..
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El Barto
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  14:30:23  Show Profile  Visit El Barto's Homepage
That's the Letterman performance.


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kottke
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USA
121 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2004 :  14:31:50  Show Profile
Damn. My brother and I are wrong about seeing the Pixies on SNL. If only I had researched. We must have seen the Pogues in early 1990 and mistakenly recalled them as the Pixies. I am embarrassed for my bravado! And foolhardy with my money!

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floop
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  14:32:55  Show Profile
oh yeah.. as opposed to the SNL one which this thread is titled?

sorry, too much cofffee for me today.
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switchy
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  16:10:04  Show Profile  Visit switchy's Homepage
yeah, The New Bolero is right, it was Night Music. they played "monkey" & "tame". i think i have a crappy recording of it as filler on a video tape somewhere.
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puckhead56
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Posted - 02/18/2004 :  19:23:21  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by The New Bolero

Never on SNL. They were on a late night NBC show hosted by David Sanborn in 1989 called Night Music but not SNL.



Yup, they played "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "Tame" on Night Music. Great show, too bad it didn't last very long. It was apparently the first time the Pixies had appeared on network TV in North America (before Letterman, Dennis Miller, etc.) I'm quite certain that they did not appear on SNL as I would've known (back then) for sure :-) I managed to record their performance on Night Music when it first aired. I thought I had forever lost the tape which had this but I happily found it about a year ago when digging through old storage at my parent's place. Here's a couple screen caps from their appearance on that show.

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benji
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Posted - 02/19/2004 :  01:18:45  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage
anyway of uploading it to the ftp?




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