Black Rock: The Best of Pixies

The Pixies Black Francis
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Black Francis of The Pixies.
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When Pixies arrived in the late Eighties, the group's sound — a controlled-demolition blast of razorblade guitars and from-the-gut howls — was so instantly epochal, it earned them such fans as Kurt Cobain, Bono and Thom Yorke. Here's a collection of scorching, sugary id-rock from Boston's trail-blazing noisemakers.