Sometimes the planets just align that way, and magic happens. This is a DVD review, as you have already figured out. When the Pixies last left us they were a solid, explosive, but somewhat uneven live act. Fast forward a dozen or so years and by technology, experience, and age, the Pixies are a changed band live. A better band, a looser band, a more forceful band.
As if they had never stopped. Or perhaps as if they had. Shot in France three years ago July the Pixies on stage are an extraordinary experience to say the least. This isn't a physically busy band, no theatrics, no jumping around, no sense of hip or cool.
Just four players who pretty much stand in one spot and let the music do the talking. No fancy light show, just the basics. And that's all this band needs as they take you through a generous twenty-five song set and a few extras of some of their best material. Thankfully those responsible for capturing the band understand this and keep the camera work just busy enough, shooting from interesting angles to bring the experience into your living room.
Crowd shots are kept to a minimum and when present don't irritate very much. Each band member is well represented and through the music and camera work you get a good idea of each performer. The performance itself is bone crushing, elegant, beautiful, raw, powerful, colorful. This is the music of the Pixies, and although not physical performers, the whole is greater then the sum of its parts, and you come to see the uniqueness of each player as the concert unfolds. So kudos to the filmakers for capturing the essence of a band that sound in description like they would be boring as hell on on stage but as it turns out are as the DVD portrays: Kick assery of the highest order.
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Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated. This DVD provides two glimpses of Pixies: the kindler, gentler manifestation, and that kinder, gentler manifestation's rough estimate of past incarnations now distanced by time, age, forgotten roles, and so-called "retirement". These 20 songs reflect the other side of patriotism -- free speech brandished by the brave and uncouth.
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