Concert Sutra Alive And Well With The Pixies
by terri sapp
Photographed by Leah Yetter
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In my teenage years in the late eighties, there were many acts that I longed to see, but never seemed to find the opportunity. The Pixies were one of them. Until recently, every time they were around, I could not seem to score tickets! That is, until Music Midtown 2005 brought the best line up ever. When I heard the Pixies were going to be playing Music Midtown 2005, I knew I had to be sure not to miss a moment! Black Francis a.k.a. Frank Black, a.k.a. Charles Thompson (vocals, guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), David Lovering (drums, some vocals), and Joey Santiago (lead guitar, vocals) serenaded the crowded 99x stage with the grace of no other, as they will in their upcoming tour of the world.
They kicked off their headlining performance Saturday Night with “Wave of Mutilation” from the 1989 Doolittle album. It wasn’t until the start of “Debaser” from Doolittle that we truly heard from bassist, Kim Deal. I think she must have really turned up the bass for this one. I have always admired the chemistry between Black and Deal’s vocals. They blend well. This is quite evident in Doolitle’s “This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven.” Continue reading