This classic album is available on vinyl for the first time in years. Pressed on audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl. "Trompe Le Monde" has scanned over 335K RTD.
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After wearing out my "Doolittle" tape in the late 80's I graduated to CD. "Trompe" was one of the first CD's I had bought welcoming the 90's, and the 15 dollar price tag in the beginning of the digital era was a lot of money. I would imagine inflation would bring it up to about the price of this: Mobile Fidelity's reissue on vinyl. Well after repeated listens on my scratched up CD over the years I revisited this classic Pixies album via 21st century vinyl. Wow. So many textures and timbers went by my adolescent ears unnoticed as this disc went on it's journey to the label. How could I have missed this beautiful music and called myself a Pixies fan? After 20 years I can wholeheartedly say that not only does this record hold up to the years it actually grew on me!
Incredible album that I have loved dearly since my teens. My review is strictly on the quality of the recording/record itself.
My one recommendation: Just pay the extra 10 bucks for the 'Original Master Recording' (MFSL 1-364)
The sound quality on this 180g vinyl is some of the weakest I have heard in the records I have been buying in the last year. I am playing on an Audio Technica AT-LP-120 which is about 6 months old and the cartridge is in excellent shape. This version is very fuzzy and there's lots of static and pops in the highs.
I always recall the now (somewhat) famous quote, "I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part" by David Bowie. But many years latter many more Americans have taken them to heart for sure. The Pixies have made their mark and will go down in the history of rock 'n' roll as one of the best, most influential bands of all time. This is obvious now. I'm being a dork, but another British guy talking about Americans said, "Americans will always do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the alternatives" and that imperialist swine was talkin' about war, but in this context Americans exhausted with their "alternative" music have increasingly grown aware of one of the (for better or worse) truly original sources of that music so labeled as "alternative". But whatever. I HATED that b.s. label anyways. Point is the Pixies rock. Breathed fresh air into rock 'n'...
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