I wrote an earlier version of this autobiographical bow-down to Surfer Rosa in 2003 for Morphizm and PopMatters, when news of the tumultuous band’s longshot reunion started to bubble up. I covered that momentous convergence for Salon and AlterNet, and have since worked the Pixies beat for Wired and Rolling Stone:
PIXIES @ MORPHIZM:
- Salon: Black Francis: “I Feel Bad For People Just Starting Out Now”
- Rolling Stone: Pixies’ Frank Black Readies Tour With New Band Grand Duchy
- Wired: Best Album Art of All Time
- Wired: Pixies Celebrate Doolittle Anniversary With Full-Album Tour
- Wired: Pixies’ Powerful Doolittle Tour Blends Surreal Sonics, Visuals
- Wired: Minotaur Maps Pixies Massive Pop-Punk Influence
- Wired: Unboxing Pixies: Wired Peeks Inside Massive Minotaur
- Wired: Are You a Pixies Fan? Prove It and Win Signed Minotaur Box
- Wired: Top 5 Albums to Blast Into Space
- Wired: Blast Off With 10 Space-Rocking Astronaut Songs
- Wired: Does M. Night Shyamalan Have a Thing for Pixies?
- Morphizm: A Bit Awkward: The loudQUIETloud Interview
- Salon: Black Francis: “I Don’t Know That We Really Changed Anything”
- AlterNet: Wave of Adoration
- Morphizm: Happy Anniversary, Surfer Rosa!
- Morphizm: Review: The Purple Tape
- Morphizm: Frank Black, Live in Los Angeles
- Morphizm: The Breeders, Live in Los Angeles
But read it and weep: my early love letter to Surfer Rosa still holds true today. The bad news is that we are much older. The good news is that Surfer Rosa lives on forever.