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Surfer Rosa

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For "Surfer Rosa", Ivo Watts-Russell, head honcho at 4AD, brought in Big Black frontman and sound engineer Steve Albini to unleash "lazy evil" into the Pixies sound.  The resulting Surfer Rosa featured many gems, none more so than Kim's instant classic ‘Gigantic’.  An uneasy physical presence dominated ‘Bone Machine’ and ‘Broken Face’, while ‘Cactus’ was spiked with T Rex's ‘The Groover’ and inspired by a prison inmate's pleas for his girlfriend to rub her dress with blood and send it to him.  Then there was the brief comic book heroism of ‘Tony's Theme’ and an extended reworking of ‘Vamos’. The album was completed in a fortnight, apart from some vocal mixes added afterwards.

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