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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/02/2016 :  14:09:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WatchMojo.com - Top 10 Best Pixies Songs.

I like it, but I wouldn't have 'Dig for Fire' in my top 10... 'Break My Body' and 'No. 13 Baby' would be in there somewhere. No prizes for guessing their top pick...

Heh, they've got 'Bone Machine' listed as 'Mr. Grieves' there.

Edited by - Carl on 10/02/2016 14:09:34

johnnyribcage
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Posted - 10/02/2016 :  14:15:24  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pre-watch... my over/under on my agreement with this list is 5... let's see how close I am. These are always good for thread fuel, lol.


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johnnyribcage
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Posted - 10/02/2016 :  14:29:37  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well I had 5 in common. I quickly went through the track lists of every album and did a gut instinct list of about 15, then whittled it down. Then watched the video. Notable inclusions on my list that didn't make their cut - Motorway To Roswell, The Happening, Mr. Grieves, and yes, Blue Eyed Hexe.

If I did that same list again in a week it might be different, but probably not by much.


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pixiestu
> Teenager of the Year <

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Posted - 10/02/2016 :  16:56:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if it's coincidence but most of the songs on their top ten are the ones with official videos from back in the day. And the others seem to be taken from the same few gigs/sources.

I'd imagine whatever they could get the best footage of has dictated the top 10 slightly, and songs with official videos (and therefore the studio audio rather than live) are seen as more interesting to feature in a video.


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Ecto
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Posted - 10/03/2016 :  12:40:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the opening they had Bone Machine listed as Mr. Grieves...
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OLDMANOTY
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/04/2016 :  10:54:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to see this. Of course WIMM was always going to be number 1, it's the law.
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Arm Arm Arm
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Posted - 10/06/2016 :  06:19:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never thought about a top 10 list of Pixies songs before but when I tried now...impossible. I just couldn't do it without cutting some songs that should be on there. They've got a pretty amazing run of albums.
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benji
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Posted - 10/06/2016 :  08:53:38  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quite liked that 12 minute vid. sure, not the same top 10 as me, but that's hardly the point.
some interesting trivia as well - nothing new for me, but also, hardly the point.



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OLDMANOTY
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/06/2016 :  10:18:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Young lad with almost zero knowledge of Pixies reacts to that video. I found it amusing that on literally first listen of song snippets he's able to confidently tell whether they're good, bad or indifferent!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eerdsloz1rQ

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pixiestu
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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  14:49:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OLDMANOTY

Young lad with almost zero knowledge of Pixies reacts to that video. I found it amusing that on literally first listen of song snippets he's able to confidently tell whether they're good, bad or indifferent!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eerdsloz1rQ



Nice find, it was quite enjoyable to watch him react to most of the songs for the first time. Quite strange actually considering how big a part of our lives a lot of these songs have been for years!

He says he's going to review the albums at some point. I'd certainly watch those.


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two reelers
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Austria
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  08:09:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Take any 10 songs of Trompe Le Monde (does it have that many?), with the exception of Lovely Day - that would be my list.

I joined the cult of Souled American / 'cause they are a damn' fine band
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sdon
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France
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Posted - 10/12/2016 :  10:45:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
^^ good post

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