Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pixies Scrap All New Material

(Gigwise)Rumours have been rife since the band reformed in 2004 that they were readying a comeback long player but Frank Black seems to have put that on the backburner now.

He told Billboard that he had been writing new songs for the last six months "in an attempt to convince one of the Pixies to make a Pixies record again. I can't say who she is." Erm, we wonder?

However, he added that in the end none of the tracks quite worked even though he "liked how a few of (the songs) came out."

He continued: "I tried to find my Pixies muse and write a so-called Pixies number," he says, "but they just weren't any good. They sounded a little contrived or something.”

“That's the problem with trying to repeat something you did a long time ago; if you go 'Okay, I'm gonna try to recreate something, tap into some mood I used years ago,' even if it's the same songwriter, it's kind of fakey."

"What can I say? Sometimes I wish I could just spit out some Pixies-esque songs, but it doesn't really work that way," he continues. "You write the songs and they come out the way they come out. They might sound like the Pixies, but these days mostly ... not."
Well, Frank Black can't find his Pixies muse, but that sure doesn't keep him from creating new music. He has just released a two-CD set called Fast Man Raider Man, and will be doing an acoustic tour this Summer. He will be in Omaha August 26 at Sokol Underground.

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