Fool the World

Fool the World : An Oral History of The Pixies

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Fool The World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band themselves to the studio owners, producers and engineers who worked with them, to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harver, Beck and Perry Farrell. Fool The World is a complete journey through the life, death an rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753510235
  • 9780753510230

About Josh Frank

Playwright and music journalist Josh Frank earned the band's trust whilst penning the biographical musical of the Pixies Teenager of The Year, Caryn Ganz is editor of Spin magazine.show more

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"'THE BAND MADE IN HEAVEN' SOUNDS"show more

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The fascinating story of one of the most influential bands of all time. 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 knowledge and communties - 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 each other 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 international fanbase hungry for more and more of their unique surf-punk sound. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately the pressures and personality clashes took their toll: Pixies broke up just as bands were singing their praises as the rock 'n' roll innovators. For twelve years, a Pixies reunion seemed impossible, but a sudden announcement in 2004 proclaimed the unthinkable - Pixies were getting back together. Their massively successful ensuing reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left and incredible impact. Fool The World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band themselves to the studio owners, producers and engineers who worked with them, to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harver, Beck and Perry Farrell. Fool The World is a complete journey through the life, death an rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.show more

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