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17. Pixies
When the Alternative scene exploded into the mainstream many pointed to Seattle as the origin of it all. Funny, how many of those bands pointed back East to the Pixies as the group who was really responsible.

With Pop hooks laden with jagged start stop motions and roaring guitars, the Pixies were unlike any other band of their time. This was a band that simultaneously followed the rules of Rock and Roll construction yet broke them at the same time. Virtually every Alternative act of the 90’s pointed to the Pixies as a major influence and though they were not the band that became a household name, they paved the way for many who did. Incidentally, it is these facts that could see the Pixies as a first ballot entry or perpetually omitted from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Should Pixies be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 88.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 2.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2012: #24
    2015: #20
    2016: #21
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Boston, MA)
  • Why they will get in: The amount of influential and successful bands that cite the Pixies as influential is vast.
  • Why they won't get in: They were not the most commercially successfu.
  • Essential Albums: Surfer Rosa (1988)
    Doolittle (1989)
    Bossanova (1990)
    Trompe le Monde (1991)

  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Vamos (From Surfer Rosa, 1988)
    Gigantic (From Surfer Rosa, 1988)
    Debaser (From Doolittle, 1989)
    Here Comes Your Man (From Doolittle, 1989)
    Dig For Fire (From Bossanova, 1990)

Should Pixies be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 88.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 2.2%

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Last modified on Monday, 05 March 2018 02:42

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+5 #2 JD Mo 2015-09-17 10:55
Saw both the Pixies and the Replacements this summer. The Replacements show was sold out, packed to the point that getting out of the hall concert hall was a bit scary. The audience was with the Mats every note, and they played great. Westerberg could have sat out every chorus and just listen to the fans singing them. A great night. The Pixies was nothing like this as well as they played, and the vast majority of the audience had no idea what "Vamos" was when they played it. An OK night. The Replacements will never get in the Rock hall, and neither will great American bands like X or Sonic Youth, but I get the feeling the Pixies will be in there within the next few years. Why is that? These are all bands that aren't supposed to give two shits about the Rock Hall.
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+7 #1 biograph 2013-05-12 08:47
They just became eligible. In a better world (or a better Hall), they've would've been in in 2013 (25th anniversary of Surfa Rosa). Like The Smiths, maybe they're just too cool for the damn thing.
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