Pixies unplugged
June 16, 2005 1:13 PM   Subscribe

I wonder if Odetta will sing backup on "Debaser". The Pixies will do their first acoustic set ever this summer, and what more appropriate place than where Dylan plugged in and changed the rules? That's right, Newport, baby!
posted by barjo (14 comments total)
 
Maybe it's all a ruse. They'll go electric after all, and everyone will boo them.
Oh wait, that's a myth.
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 1:18 PM on June 16, 2005


That sounds like it'd be interesting at least. I just recently got back from seeing the Pixies in Columbia, MD. It was a fantastic show.
posted by pemdasi at 1:18 PM on June 16, 2005


Pixies!
posted by Debaser626 at 1:29 PM on June 16, 2005


The Pixies being a noted folk band.
posted by kenko at 1:42 PM on June 16, 2005


As an aside, it scares me that the Newport Folk Festival has borrowed their logo color scheme from Dunkin Donuts. The DD people are evidently not content with their current brand awareness/saturation in New England -- I guess a restaurant every 200 feet isn't sufficient?
posted by killdevil at 1:57 PM on June 16, 2005


I can't wait until 15 minutes after the show, when it hits P2P!
posted by aaronetc at 2:09 PM on June 16, 2005


I wonder if they'll sound a bit less bloated when done up acoustic.
posted by item at 3:13 PM on June 16, 2005


The folk thing isn't that much of a stretch. The band formed when Frank Black advertised for a bassist into Husker Du and Peter, Paul, and Mary.
posted by bardic at 4:11 PM on June 16, 2005


pemdasi: That sounds like it'd be interesting at least. I just recently got back from seeing the Pixies in Columbia, MD. It was a fantastic show.

Hey, I was at that! I agree that they were great, although I was startled at how fat Frank Black has gotten. I mean, he was FAT!
posted by myeviltwin at 4:43 PM on June 16, 2005


I wonder if they'll sound a bit less bloated when done up acoustic. That's low. That's really low. But yes, as myeviltwin mentioned, Black has become a fat fat man. Though I saw them in LA and I think Kim looks extra attractive with short hair. Mmmm...
posted by muddgirl at 4:54 PM on June 16, 2005


They've done some acoustic B-sides and such over the years, so I bet this will be good. Besides, nobody says you can't holler and scream with an acoustic guitar... I doubt they're gonna go all Norah on us.
posted by BoringPostcards at 7:44 PM on June 16, 2005


If you've heard the acoustic demos on "Frank Black Francis", you already know this is going to be great. But there's no way I'm going to sit through a whole folk festival for it.
posted by jjg at 9:35 PM on June 16, 2005


As long as they don't again mangle "Ain't That Pretty at All"
posted by ?! at 10:35 PM on June 16, 2005


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