"Pixies" (frequently referred to as ''The Pixies'') are an American alternative rock music group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group disbanded in 1993 but reunited in 2004. Black Francis a.k.a. Frank Black (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal a.k.a Mrs John Murphy (bass guitar, vocals), and David Lovering (drums) have been the group's continual members. Pixies found only modest success in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe.
The group is frequently posited as the immediate forbearer of the alternative rock boom of the early 1990s, though they disbanded before reaping any of the benefits this might have brought them. Avowed fan Kurt Cobain's acknowledgement of the debt Nirvana owed to the Pixies, along with similar tributes by other alternative bands, ensured that the Pixies' legacy grew substantially in the years following their demise.
Their music, heavily influenced by punk and surf music was, while highly melodic, capable of being tremendously abrasive at the same time. Francis was the group's primary songwriter and singer and had a distinctly desper...
|years active|| 1986–1993|
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Black Francis|