Pixies Doolittle

So I said I'd change the title. Doolittle has continued to sell consistently well in the nineteen years since its release, and in was certified gold by Pixies Doolittle Recording Industry Association of America. Recording sessions for the album began on October 31,at Downtown Recorders in Boston, Massachusetts, at the time Pixies Doolittle professional track studio. Tuesday 3 September We can Pixies Doolittle loud or quiet—that's it". Pixies contracted to Elektra Records during a UK spring tour in

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This background was to be an influence in Doolittle , where he referred to the Devil being "six" and God being "seven" in "Monkey Gone to Heaven". Other songs explored eccentric subjects, such as in "Wave of Mutilation", which Francis described as being about "Japanese businessmen doing murder-suicides with their families because they'd failed in business, and they're driving off a pier into the ocean.

The sea and underwater themes of "Wave of Mutilation", which also feature in "Mr. Grieves" and "Monkey Gone to Heaven", are explorations of one arena for man's death and destruction.

Doolittle also references more ostensibly conventional subjects. Doolittle was the first album where Simon Larbalestier , the Pixies' cover photographer, and Vaughan Oliver , the band's cover artist, had access to the lyrics.

According to Larbalestier, this "made a fundamental difference". The surrealist and abstract images throughout the album booklet are linked to the album's content. Larbalestier later commented that he was interested in "early Surrealist stuff" at this time. During the recording sessions, Whore was discarded as a potential album title, after Oliver changed the cover artwork idea to a monkey and halo cover.

Francis later explained his rationale for the move: [36]. I thought people were going to think I was some kind of anti-Catholic or that I'd been raised Catholic and trying to get into this Catholic naughty-boy stuff. A monkey with a halo, calling it Whore , that would bring all kinds of shit that wouldn't be true. So I said I'd change the title. Francis then named the album Doolittle , from the "Mr. In the months following Surfer Rosa , the Pixies' management fielded calls from a number of labels.

He immediately sought to convince the band to sign to his label. Pixies contracted to Elektra Records during a UK spring tour in Elektra followed by releasing a live promotional album, which contained two songs from their forthcoming album, "Debaser" and "Gouge Away", along with a selection of earlier material. However Elektra had not yet attained distribution rights to the band's forthcoming album. The Pixies' management sought international distribution; and while negotiations with Elektra and other record companies began in the third quarter of , they were only completed just two weeks before Doolittle' s release on April 2, PolyGram had already secured Canadian distribution rights by that time.

Doolittle was released in the United Kingdom on April 17, , and in the United States the following day. Throughout the States, helped by Elektra Records ' major label status, retail displays were constructed for the record, and " Monkey Gone to Heaven ", the first single from the album, was released to radio stations for inclusion on playlists.

However, with the help of college radio -play of "Monkey Gone to Heaven", Doolittle eventually rose to number 98 and spent two weeks in the Top To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album, 4AD announced that a deluxe edition of the album, titled Doolittle 25 , was to be released January 12, , containing unreleased B-sides, demos, and two full Peel sessions.

Following its release, Doolittle sold steadily in America, and broke sales of , after six months. By early , while the band were supporting U2 on their Zoo TV Tour , the album was selling 1, copies per week. The middle of , two years after the band's last album, Trompe le Monde , saw sales average 1, copies per week.

Doolittle was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in At the end of , best estimates put total sales in America at between , and one million copies. Reaction to Doolittle was positive in general, with the album garnering praise from several major music publications. NME writer Edwin Pouncey commented that "the songs on Doolittle have the power to make you literally jump out of your skin with excitement".

However, he concluded that "getting famous too fast could ruin them", while suggesting the lyrics reflect somewhat of a disconnection with "the outside world". Some reviewers were more critical. Spin ran a hundred-word review of the album, including critic Joe Levy's comment "the insanity less surreal and more silly, and the songs themselves more like songs and less like adventures". Rolling Stone , reviewing the album in July , gave the album three and a half stars.

NME also ranked the album highly, placing it fourth in their end-of-year list.