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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  10:27:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey! (Hey)

Guess what? (What!?)

You just saw the coolest Pixies concert ever! (What, really?)

Yes really and it was mindblowing. They played all of your favourite songs. (No way!). That’s right. All of the best songs. AND they played none of the songs you sort of like but not really, if you know what I mean. (Not even THAT ONE SONG they always play?) Not even that one. AND every time they played a Kim Deal song, Paz just turned into Kim. Like poof! She’s Kim now. (Oh wow that’s weird). It was.

SO everyone is just dying to know what the Pixies played at your concert??


  • Anything goes. Every recorded song, plus all cover songs (including fantasy cover songs, i.e., stuff you want the band to cover but they’ve never covered before, if you’re into that sort of thing).

  • Maximum setlist length: 32 songs. Minimum: none.

  • Maximum encores: 3. Minimum: 0 (i.e., all as the main set).

  • The Pixies are playing like it’s 1990 and the venue’s about the catch fire and burn down. Ain’t no time for nuffin’ but blasting through the songs. Think about what you’d like to hear played together. If you’re a weirdo you could make an iTunes playlist and see how your set flows but only weirdos do that so don’t do it if you’re not weird

  • Optional: you can also choose the venue. It can be your favourite venue in your hometown or a small bar like the Horseshoe Tavern or somewhere fancy like the Royal Albert Hall

Okay okay so I know everyone’s the most excited about reading my setlist since I’m like a prolific and beloved long term poster who’s sort of like family in a weird internet way and stuff so without further adieu…


Venue: Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy


1. In Heaven (The Purple Tape)
2. Weird at My School (The Peel Sessions)
3. Isla De Encanta
4. I Bleed
5. The Sad Punk
6. Planet of Sound
7. Silver
8. The Navajo Way
9. No. 13 Baby
10. Break My Body
11. Ana
12. Dead
13. Plaster of Paris
14. Lovely Day
15. Crackity Jones
16. Alec Eiffel
17. Oh My Golly!
18. I’m Amazed
19. Palace of the Brine
20. Down to the Well (The Purple Tape)
21. Subbacultcha
22. Space (I Believe In)
23. Baal’s Back
24. Hey

Encore 1

25. Cecilia Ann (The Surftones Cover), performed off stage
26. Rock Music
27. Tame
28. Gouge Away (with the extended intro)

Encore 2

29. Motorway to Roswell
30. Honey Pie (The Beatles Cover)

* Dog in the Sand *

1896 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2019 :  10:54:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since we're dreaming and doing "poof she's Kim", the lead singer of the Pixies is the one that had hair.

Meaning that he has that voice that makes me wonder if he is a she.

Not the voice of anything post-Trompe.

Now, let me get to work on that set list.

1. Dancing the Manta Ray
2. The Sad Punk
3. Break My Body
4. I've Been Tired
5. No. 13 Baby
6. Brick is Red
7. Is She Weird
8. River Euphrates
9. Ana
10.Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons (which I still can't believe I got to see live)
11. Subbacultcha
12. Bailey's Walk
13. Down to the Well (Peel Sessions)
14. Space (I Believe In)
15. Dead
16. Tame
17. Something Against You
18. Debaser

19. Bone Machine
20. Fazer Eyes
21. Motorway to Roswell

Just like you wish your favorite Pixies song was a little longer, your dream concert should be just a little too short.

Also I'm thinking about switching the order of 17 and 18.
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* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  11:02:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And obviously the 5th Pixie is there, else Motorway doesn't make much sense
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  17:50:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The concert I saw was pretty damn perfect- tamefan, I see your 32 song limit, and Pixies scoff at it because they played 41. But if I were seeing them again, it would be at exactly the same venue (Revolution Live in south Florida- fun fact, in the 90s David Bowie played his longest show ever there!), EDF would be there, and the setlist would be:

1. Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
2. Bone Machine
3. Planet of Sound
4. Nimrod’s Son
5. Broken Face
6. Velouria, with theremin intact.
7. Head On
8. Mr. Grieves
9. Gigantic
10. Levitate Me
11. The Happening
12. La La Love You
13. Greens and Blues
14. Crackity Jones
15. Alec Eiffel
16. Tame
17. No. 13 Baby
18. Hang Wire
19. Gouge Away, with the live keyboard intro AND the live guitar solo intro. There's no such thing as too much Gouge Away.
20. Letter to Memphis
21. Hey
22. Dig for Fire
23. Where Is My Mind?, with added keyboards.
24. Motorway to Roswell

(at this point, much like Tom Tom Club between the sets in Stop Making Sense, the Breeders appear and play Spacewoman and When I Was a Painter.)

25. In Heaven
26. A David Bowie cover, because that video of Bowie and Frank singing together is extremely cool.
27. Vamos, with the noisiest, most self-indulgent solo of all time.
28. Into the White
29. Havalina

Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
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* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  20:22:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Hey Trompe Le Monde, it's Bossanova !" tour with EDF, Deal and Bob Santiago.

Setlist: They played Bossa and Trompe back to back. And a bunch of cool B-Sides in between (Theme from Narc etc...)

Deal vocals mainly consisted of "V-E-L-O-U-R-I-A" and "California".

Encore: they closed with covers of Frank Black songs from his first bunch of records including "You ain't me". Deal was good sport about it.

Venue: Next door. I watched the show from my balcony drinking beers.


01 - Cecilia Ann
02 - Rock Music
03 - Velouria
04 - Allison
05 - Is She Weird
06 - Ana
07 - All Over The World
08 - Dig For Fire
09 - Down To The Well
10 - The Happening
11 - Blown Away
12 - Hang Wire
13 - Stormy Weather
14 - Havalina

15 - Theme from Narc

16 - Trompe le Monde
17 - Planet of Sound
18 - Alec Eiffel
19 - The Sad Punk
20 - Head On
21 - U-Mass
22 - Palace of the Brine
23 - Letter to Memphis
24 - Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
25 - Space (I Believe in)
26 - Subbacultcha
27 - Distance Equals Rate times Time
28 - Lovely Day
29 - Motorway to Roswell
30 - The Navajo Know

31 - Whatever Happened to Pong / Thallasocracy
32 - You ain't me

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Edited by - picpic on 01/07/2019 20:49:16
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Posted - 01/08/2019 :  00:55:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lazily sorted, it's got no flow but this ticks all the boxes for me:

Alec Eiffel
All Over The World
Another Toe In The Ocean
Bag Boy
Bird Dream Of The Olympos Mons
Blown Away
Bone Machine
Hang Wire
Jaime Bravo
Letter To Memphis
Lovely Day
Motorway To Roswell
Mr Grieves
No 13 Baby
Palace Of The Brine
Ring The Bell
Rock Music
Space (I Believe In)
Stormy Weather
The Happening
The Navajo Know
The Sad Punk
Theme From Narc
Um Chagga Lagga

No extra bodies or former members on stage.
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* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 01/08/2019 :  04:41:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice touch with Jaime Bravo.

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341 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2019 :  21:55:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Forgot my sweet encore:

I Can't Forget
Women of War
Super Lecker
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  09:12:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that they open with an awkwardly long rendition of Something Against You, so long that many in attendance leave to get some air outside. Upon their return they are met with the loudest version of Tame ever. I suffer from tinnitus
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735 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2019 :  20:37:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alice Prin
O Little Cloud
Pickerel Picker
Rats Alive
Tranquillise Me
Down In Toulon
I Like to Drive
Super Lecker
Screw Up Pine

"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
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* Dog in the Sand *

1896 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2019 :  03:05:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Originally posted by sdon

Alice Prin
O Little Cloud
Pickerel Picker
Rats Alive
Tranquillise Me
Down In Toulon
I Like to Drive
Super Lecker
Screw Up Pine

"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"

And let’s hope that after you heard this setlsit you would want to hear it again immediately, and again and again and again after that.
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