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Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies
 
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Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies [Format Kindle]

Josh Frank , Caryn Ganz , Chas Banks
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Revue de presse

"Anecdote-filled and definitive, Fool the World is an eyewitness account of the Pixies' tumultuous career and their subsequent reinvention of underground rock." (Q Magazine)

Présentation de l'éditeur

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 international fan base hungry for more and more of their unique surf punk. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately 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 extremely successful reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left an indelible impact.

Fool the World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band members to studio owners, from A&R executives, producers, and visual artists who worked with them to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Perry Farrell. With new cartoons by Trompe Le Monde illustrator Steven Appleby, Fool the World is a complete journey through the life, death, and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

Book Description

THEIR MUSIC PIONEERED ALTERNATIVE ROCK AND INFLUENCED A GENERATION OF MUSICIANS

Quatrième de couverture

'Anecdote-filled and definitive, Fool the World is an eyewitness account of the Pixies' tumultuous career and their subsequent reinvention of underground rock.' Q Magazine

The Pixies' initial career spanned just seven years before the pressures of the road and personality clashes tore the band apart. But in that time they became one of the pioneers of alternative rock and left a musical legacy that would inspire a generation of musicians. In 2004 the band reformed and toured the world to international acclaim, cementing their place in music history.

Told in the words of the band themselves, the studio owners, producers and engineers who worked with them, and the musicians they inspired, Fool The World is a complete journey through the life, death and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

Josh Frank has penned numerous plays, screenplays and musicals, and is the author of In Heaven Everything Is Fine - The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Caryn Ganz is the deputy editor of RollingStone.com. She was previously an editor at Spin magazine and MTV News, and her writing has also appeared in Blender, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and V. She lives in Manhattan.

Back Cover copy

‘Anecdote-filled and definitive, Fool the World is an eyewitness account of the Pixies' tumultuous career and their subsequent reinvention of underground rock.’ Q Magazine

The Pixies’ initial career spanned just seven years before the pressures of the road and personality clashes tore the band apart. But in that time they became one of the pioneers of alternative rock and left a musical legacy that would inspire a generation of musicians. In 2004 the band reformed and toured the world to international acclaim, cementing their place in music history.

Told in the words of the band themselves, the studio owners, producers and engineers who worked with them, and the musicians they inspired, Fool The World is a complete journey through the life, death and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

Josh Frank has penned numerous plays, screenplays and musicals, and is the author of In Heaven Everything Is Fine – The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Caryn Ganz is the deputy editor of RollingStone.com. She was previously an editor at Spin magazine and MTV News, and her writing has also appeared in Blender, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and V. She lives in Manhattan.

Biographie de l'auteur

Josh Frank has penned numerous plays, screenplays and musicals. His second book, In Heaven Everything Is Fine - The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers, will be published by Simon and Schuster/Free Press in August 2008. He lives in Austin, TX.

Caryn Ganz is the deputy editor of RollingStone.com. She was previously an editor at Spin magazine and MTV News, and her writing has also appeared in Blender, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and V. She lives in Manhattan.

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