Monday, March 16, 2020

[Roll Your Own Life] The Music That Shaped Me (part 11)

Pixies - Doolittle (1989)

Hope everyone's staying safe and well out there.

Next on my little list of albums that shaped me, is another recommendation while I was at art college. Martin introduced me to some really cool and weird stuff. He got me listening to Sonic Youth, Ice-T, Bodycount, and more... But the album that left the biggest impression from this time is Doolittle. I'd not really heard any Pixies music before, but they were a real revelation. Martin got me into them just before they released their album Trompe le Monde so I had a whole wealth of back-catalogue to catch up on.

Doolittle is brilliant and bonkers. With amazing graphic design by the late, great Vaughan Oliver (who everyone at art college wanted to be), each track was something very different. It's hard to describe the combination of biblical epic stories, surreal Dali movies, and odd love songs that make up the album, with each track a surprise.


1 comment:

Jeffrywith1e said...

Yes. I got my screen name from a slightly changing a lyric from this album.