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On September 13, 2019.

On September 13, 2019, “BMG/Infectious” label released “Beneath the Eyrie”, the seventh Pixies album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Dreamland Recording Studios” in Hurley, New York, and was produced by Tom Dalgety.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis – lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • Joey Santiago – lead guitar
  • Paz Lenchantin – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, piano, Mellotron
  • David Lovering – drums, percussion
  • Tom Dalgety – additional prepared piano and percussion, engineering, mixing
  • Ariel Shafir – engineering
  • Ian Sopko – engineering assistance
  • Ken Helmlinger – engineering assistance
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Michael Speed – design
  • Vaughan Oliver – art direction
  • Simon Larbalestier – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Black Francis, except where noted.

  1. In the Arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain
  2. On Graveyard Hill – Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin
  3. Catfish Kate
  4. This Is My Fate
  5. Ready for Love
  6. Silver Bullet
  7. Long Rider – Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin
  8. Los Surfers Muertos – Black Francis, Paz Lenchantin
  9. St. Nazaire
  10. Bird of Prey
  11. Daniel Boone
  12. Death Horizon

On March 30, 2010.

On March 30, 2010, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Non Stop Erotik” the 18th Black Francis album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles, “RAK Studios” in London, “Studio G” in Brooklyn, and was produced by Eric Drew Feldman and Black Francis.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis
  • Dave Phillips
  • Eric Drew Feldman
  • Todd O’Keefe
  • Tony Maimone
  • David Henderson
  • Todd Demma
  • Jack Kidney
  • Wesley Siedman – engineer
  • Howard ‘Head’ Bullivant – engineer
  • Jonathan Sterling – assistant engineer
  • Robbie Nelson – assistant engineer
  • Helen Atkinson – assistant engineer
  • Tony Maimone – assistant engineer
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Mark Lemhouse – design
  • Aaron Lucy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Black Francis; except where noted.

  1. Lake of Sin
  2. O My Tidy Sum
  3. Rabbits
  4. Wheels – Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons
  5. Dead Man’s Curve
  6. Corrina
  7. Six Legged Man
  8. Wild Son
  9. When I Go Down on You
  10. Non Stop Erotik Cinema
  11. Star

On January 3, 2014.

On January 3, 2014, Pixies self released “EP2”, the second EP in a series of Eps. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Gil Norton.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, guitar
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Joey Santiago– guitar
  • Ding (Simon “Ding” Archer) – bass guitar
  • Vaughan Oliver– artwork

Track listing:

  1. Blue Eyed Hexe
  2. Magdalena 318
  3. Greens and Blues
  4. Snakes

On March 24, 2014.

On March 24, 2014, Pixies released EP3, (Pixies self release), the third EP in a series of Eps. It was recorded in 2013, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, “Sonelab” in Easthampton, and “The Autumn Den” in Northampton, and was produced by Gil Norton.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, guitar
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Joey Santiago– guitar
  • Ding (Simon “Dingo” Archer) – bass guitar
  • Mixed By – Dan Austin,  Gil Norton
  • Vaughan Oliver– artwork
  • Ian Pollock – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Bagboy
  2. Silver Snail
  3. Ring the Bell
  4. Jaime Bravo

 

On September 28, 1987.

come_on_pilgrim

On September 28, 1987, “4AD” label released “Come on Pilgrim”, the debut Pixies mini-LP. It was recorded in March 1987, at “Fort Apache Studios” in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and was produced by Gary Smith.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar
  • Paul Q. Kolderie, Smith – engineerin

Track listing:

All tracks by Black Francis except “Levitate Me” by Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering and Jean Walsh

  1. Caribou
  2. Vamos
  3. Isla de Encanta
  4. Ed Is Dead
  5. The Holiday Song
  6. Nimrod’s Son
  7. I’ve Been Tired
  8. Levitate Me

 

On September 23, 1991.

pixies-trompe-le-monde

On September 23, 1991, “4AD” label released “Trompe le Monde” the fourth Pixies studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Master Control” in Pacifique, Burbank; “Studio des dames” in  Paris; “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Gil Norton.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar
  • Eric Drew Feldman– keyboards, piano
  • Jef Feldman – percussion
  • Engineered by Steve Haigler
  • Art direction and design – Vaughan Oliver/ v23
  • Design assistance – Chriss Bigg, Paul McMenamin
  • Photography – Simon Larbalestier
  • Rockets – Steven Appleby
  • Typesetting – TPP Ltd. Londo

Track listing:

All songs by Black Francis except “Head On” by Jim Reid and William Reid.

  1. Trompe le Monde
  2. Planet of Sound
  3. Alec Eiffel
  4. The Sad Punk
  5. Head On
  6. U-Mass
  7. Palace of the Brine
  8. Letter to Memphis
  9. Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
  10. Space (I Believe in)
  11. Subbacultcha
  12. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
  13. Lovely Day
  14. Motorway to Roswell
  15. The Navajo Know

On June 11, 2002.

Heathen

On June 11, 2002, “ISO” label released “Heathen”, the twenty-second David Bowie studio album. It was recorded October 2000 – January 2002, and was produced by David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Mark Plati, Gary Miller and Brian Rawling.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie – lead and backing vocals,  keyboards,  guitars,  saxophone,  stylophone, drums
  • Tony Visconti– bass guitar, guitars,  recorders,  string  arrangements, backing vocals
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums, drum loop programming, percussion
  • David Torn– guitars, guitar loops, Omnichord
  • The Scorchio Quartet:
  • Greg Kitzis –1st violin
  • Meg Okura– 2nd violin
  • Martha Mooke –viola
  • Mary Wooten –cello
  • Carlos Alomar– guitar
  • Sterling Campbell– drums, percussion
  • Lisa Germano– violin
  • Gerry Leonard– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Mark Plati– guitar, bass guitar
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboards
  • The Borneo Horns:
  • Lenny Pickett
  • Stan Harrison
  • Steve Elson
  • Kristeen Young– vocals, piano
  • Pete Townshend– guitar
  • Dave Grohl– guitar
  • Jonathan Barnbrook– design
  • Markus Klinko, Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri – photography
  • GK Reid– styling

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Sunday
  2. Cactus – Black Francis
  3. Slip Away
  4. Slow Burn
  5. Afraid
  6. I’ve Been Waiting for You – Neil Young
  7. I Would Be Your Slave
  8. I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship – Norman Carl Odam
  9. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
  10. Everyone Says Hi
  11. A Better Future
  12. Heathen – The Rays

On April 18, 1989.

Pixies-Doolittle

On April 18, 1989, “4AD” released “Doolittle”, the second Pixies studio album. It was recorded October 31 – November 23, 1988, at “Downtown Recorders” in Boston, “Massachusetts”  and  “Carriage House Studios” in Stamford, Connecticut, and was produced by Gil Norton. In 1995, the album was certified Gold by the “Recording Industry Association of America”. In 2003 “NME” magazine writers ranked  “Doolittle”as the second-greatest album of all time, and “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 226 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel

  • Black Francis– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass guitar, vocals, slide guitar
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • David Lovering– drums, vocal, bass guitar
  • Arthur Fiacco – cello
  • Karen Karlsrud – violin
  • Corine Metter – violin
  • Ann Rorich – cello

Track listing

All tracks by Black Francis, except where noted.

  1. Debaser
  2. Tame
  3. Wave of mutilation
  4. I bleed
  5. Here comes your man
  6. Dead
  7. Monkey gone to heaven
  8. Grieves
  9. Crackity Jones
  10. La la love you
  11. 13 baby
  12. There goes my gun
  13. Hey
  14. Silver – Black Francis and Kim Deal
  15. Gouge away

On March 21, 1988.

Surfer Rosa

On March 21, 1988, “4AD” label released “Surfer Rosa”, the debut Pixies studio album. It was recorded in November 1987, at “Downtown Recorders” in Boston,  December 1987, at “Q Division” in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was produced by Steve Albini. In 2005, “Surfer Rosa” was certified gold by “RIAA”.

Magazines “Sounds” and “Melody Maker” named “Surfer Rosa” album of the year.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass, vocals (credited as Mrs. John Murphy)
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Steve Albini– production, audio engineering
  • Simon Larbalestier,Vaughan Oliver – cover image, album booklet imagery

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Black Francis, except where noted.

  1. Bone Machine
  2. Break My Body
  3. Something Against You
  4. Broken Face
  5. Gigantic – Black Francis and Kim Deal
  6. River Euphrates
  7. Where Is My Mind?
  8. Cactus
  9. Tony’s Theme
  10. Oh My Golly!
  11. Vamos I’m Amazed
  12. Brick is Red

On January 22, 1996.

The Cult of Ray

On January 22, 1996, “American Recordings” label released “The Cult of Ray”, the third Frank Black’s album.  It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Frank Black.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black: vocals, guitar
  • Scott Boutier: drums
  • David McCaffery: bass
  • Lyle Workman: lead guitar
  • Matt Yelton: backing vocals
  • Nick Vincent: drums, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Black Francis.

  1. The Marsist
  2. Men in Black
  3. Punk Rock City
  4. You Ain’t Me
  5. Jesus Was Right
  6. I Don’t Want to Hurt You (Every Single Time)
  7. Mosh, Don’t Pass the Guy
  8. Kicked in the Taco
  9. The Creature Crawling
  10. The Adventure and the Resolution
  11. Dance War
  12. The Cult of Ray
  13. The Last Stand of Shazeb Andleeb