From 1991’s “Trompe Le Monde,” comes the Pixies’ take on hardcore punk … at least for the first minute or so, until the song segues into a mellower, but still extremely heavy vibe that sounds more like the Pixies we know and love. One of my favorites from one of my favorites.
Sorry to kill your buzz from “Silver Machine,” but this is Hawkwind’s trippy space-rock amped up to punk speed by the Pixies. From the wildly underrated 1991 album “Trompe Le Monde,” here’s “Planet of Sound.”
From the Pixies’ underrated 1991 swan song “Trompe Le Monde,” comes this nearly unheralded gem that epitomizes what makes the Pixies so great: layers of distorted loud guitars on top of pop melodies and intense shouted vocals. And all in 1 minute 35 seconds. In the year of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and Guns n’ Roses’ “Use Your Illusion I and II,” “Trompe le Monde” was my favorite album from that year … and still is.