Label: 4AD - GAD 0010 CD • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies. The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rockcomplements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. Because of 4AD's independent status, major label Elektra Records handled distribution in the United States; Bossanova reached number Down To The Well - Pixies - Bossanova on the Billboard The album peaked at number three in the UK Albums Chart.
Deal ultimately decided to travel out to Los Angeles with the rest of the group. The three band members lived in the Oakwood apartments, along with comic Garrett Morris and members of the band White Lion. Producer Gil Norton also moved into the apartment complex. Pixies started recording material for Bossanova at Cherokee Studios in February where the sessions ran into problems.
Norton said that nothing could be recorded after six P. Norton decided to work at overdubs somewhere else for a Im The Traveling Kind - Gene Chandler - Get Down days until the problem was corrected, but when he returned Down To The Well - Pixies - Bossanova Cherokee, he found that any time something was plugged into a guitar amplifier it would generate "this incredible hum".
Norton refused to tell 4AD owner Ivo Watts-Russell about the problem until he felt he could address the problems. One day while visiting a bar, Norton and Santiago met producer Rick Rubinwhom they informed of their situation. Rubin had his secretary find another studio for the group, and the band continued recording at Master Control. One album song, "Blown Away", had been written in Spain in early June while on tour.
In contrast to previous records, many songs were written in the studio and few demo recordings were created. Santiago said that the band only practiced for a two-week period, in contrast to previous practice in Boston where the group rehearsed constantly. Sometimes it's good, sometimes not. That's just the nature of that songwriting.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released a version in that was remastered from the original analog master tapes. The UK reviews of Bossanova were generally positive.
Q 's Mat Snow, in his September review of Bossanovasaid "the Pixies are masters of the calculated incongruity," and commented that "they give other rockers an object lesson in the first principles of how it should be done. Rolling Stone gave Bossanova three out of five stars.
In comparison to the previous albums, reviewer Moira McCormick described Bossanova as "more of a straight-ahead rock album—by the Pixies' standards, meaning it's still safely off the mainstream".
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