Pixies at the BBC

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Pixies at the BBC
Live album by Pixies
Released July 6, 1998 (1998-07-06)
Recorded 1988–1991
Genre Alternative rock
Length 35:25
Language English
Label 4AD GAD 8013
Producer Dale Griffin, Miti, Mike Robinson
Pixies compilations chronology
Death to the Pixies
(1997)
Pixies at the BBC
(1998)
Complete 'B' Sides
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) link
Select 4/5 stars[1]

Pixies at the BBC is a compilation of BBC radio sessions by the American alternative rock band Pixies. Released by 4AD on July 6, 1998 in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records on July 14, 1998 in the United States—five years after the band's initial split—it was recorded over several sessions between 1988 and 1991 at the BBC. The album is characterized by its raw, under-produced sound.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Black Francis except tracks 1 and 15. The final track, "(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song" was written by Peter Ivers and David Lynch for Eraserhead.

  1. "Wild Honey Pie" (J. Lennon & P. McCartney) – 1:52
  2. "There Goes My Gun" – 1:25
  3. "Dead" – 1:30
  4. "Subbacultcha" – 2:08
  5. "Manta Ray" – 2:15
  6. "Is She Weird" – 2:52
  7. "Ana" – 2:14
  8. "Down to the Well" – 2:31
  9. "Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)" – 2:22
  10. "Letter to Memphis" – 2:33
  11. "Levitate Me" – 2:18
  12. "Caribou" – 3:18
  13. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" – 2:57
  14. "Hey" – 3:17
  15. "In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" (P. Ivers & D. Lynch) – 1:51
Recording and transmission dates
  • Tracks 1, 11, 12, 14 & 15 - Recorded for the John Peel show, May 3, 1988, first transmitted May 16, 1988.
  • Tracks 2, 3, & 5 - Recorded for the John Peel show, October 9, 1988, first transmitted October 18, 1988.
  • Tracks 4 & 10 - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 23, 1991, first transmitted August 4, 1991.
  • Track 6 - Recorded for the John Peel show, June 11, 1990, first transmitted August 10, 1990.
  • Tracks 7 & 13 - Recorded for the Mark Goodier show, August 18, 1990, first transmitted August 20, 1990.
  • Tracks 8 & 9 - Recorded for the John Peel show, April 16, 1989, first transmitted May 2, 1989.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Emma. "Review: Pixies — Pixies At The BBC, 4AD". Select (EMAP Metro) (August, 1998): 92.