Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies
September 28, 2011 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies
In the late 1980s and early '90s, the Pixies redefined the alt-rock genre with stripped-down tunes, biting lyrics, and an unguarded attitude that inspired bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, and the Strokes, just to name a few. Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering formed the band in Boston, but as is usually the case with music-industry vanguards, the Pixies were originally more successful overseas than in their homeland.

Since a 2004 reunion tour, however, they've appeared in a feature-length documentary: loudQUIETloud: a film about the Pixies (2006), and a new exhibit at LA's C.A.V.E. Gallery proves that the Pixies are finally earning the credit they deserve in the US. Dig for Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies honors their role in rock history, as well as their cultural legacy, featuring more than 30 artists' visual tributes to the Pixies' music.
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posted by Lillitatiana (1 comment total)

It's funny how there are only a handful of songs that get featured again and again.

(Also, maybe I should put up a call on Model Mayhem for tattooed titties that say #13.)
posted by klangklangston at 4:47 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

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