Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies
It’s the 1980s and the rock landscape is littered with massive hair, synthesizers, and monster riffs, but there is an alternative being born in the sleepy East of America–we just don’t know it yet.
Before the Internet, MTV, and iPods provided far-off music fans with information and communities–and before Nirvana–kids across the world grew up in relative isolation, dependent on mix tapes and self-created art to slowly spread scenes and trends. It was under these conditions that four young musicians found one another in Boston, Massachusetts, and started a band called Pixies.
During their initial seven-year career, Pixies would play some of Europe’s most gigantic festivals, keep the press guessing, and cultivate a fervid internationa
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