Pixies – Live In Amsterdam 1988 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Pixies - overlooked and underrated at the time - but time has a habit of changing things.

Pixies – overlooked and underrated at the time – but time has a habit of changing things.

Pixies – In Concert at Melkweg, Amsterdam – April 14, 1988 – VPRO/3VOOR12 – Netherlands

Vintage Pixies this weekend. Although their success was modest in the U.S. – leading many critics to call them severely overlooked and underrated, their popularity in Europe has always bordered on the phenomenal. Today, after an acrimonious break-up in 1993 and an eventual patch-up and reforming in 2004, their legacy and influence has picked up greatly over time to the point of sold-out concerts and festivals all over the world, especially recently.

This weekend though, it’s the first incarnation of Pixies – two years old and riding high on the popularity in Europe with the release of their second album, Surfer Rosa. They get a wild reception from the Dutch from this performance, recorded by Netherlands radio network VPRO on April 14, 1988.

In case you missed them the first time around – or wanted a reminder, here is that show, which you are advised to crank up loudly in order to fully enjoy.

Jus’ suggesting . . . .

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