I don't care about UFOs! Who wants to know about that stuff? The production, by Steve Albini, former Big Black honcho and budding producer to the alt-rock Gigantic - Pixies - Surfer Rosa Nirvana, Bitch Magnet, Cheap Trickis like most of Albini's other work: sparse and dry with natural room-sounds; gritty guitars in the forefront, vocals unadorned and mostly an afterthought.
Though Albini insists he is just a recording engineer and not a producer per se, he quite obviously has Head Over Heels - The Cute Lepers - Head Over Heels an identifiable sound that has impacted a large segment of the music Its All In The Game - Jackie DeShannon - Four Jackie De Shannon Albums On Two Discs industry.
Surfer Rosa was one of his first well-known projects aside from his own bands, and he had a large influence on the sound of the record as well as the Pixies' subsequent direction.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. UK music press reviews of Surfer Rosa were generally positive. Q 's Ian Cranna Gigantic - Pixies - Surfer Rosa that "what sets the Pixies apart are their sudden bursts of memorable pop melody," and noted that "they could have a bright future ahead of them.
At the end ofSurfer Rosa was named one of the year's best albums on English critics' year-end lists. The album has appeared on several all-time best album lists, and is consistently placed as one of the best albums of the s in any genre.
Both Surfer Rosa and Steve Albini's production of the album have been influential on alternative rockand on grunge in particular. He remarked in that he "heard songs off of Surfer Rosa that I'd written but threw out because I was too afraid to play them for anybody. It was so fresh.
It rocked without being lame. People connected with the band were impressed by the record. Inas Pixies were recording Trompe le MondeAlbini described his impressions of Pixies during the recording of Surfer Rosa to the fan magazine Forced Exposure : "A patchwork pinch loaf from a band who at their top dollar best are blandly Aint Got Time - Curtis Mayfield - Sweet Exorcist college rock.
Their willingness to be 'guided' by their manager, their record company and their producers is unparalleled. Never have I seen four cows more anxious to be led around by their nose rings. I don't think that I regarded the band as significantly as I should have.
All tracks written by Black Francisexcept where noted. The information regarding accolades attributed to Surfer Rosa is adapted from Acclaimedmusic.
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