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Pixies 'Death To The Pixies' Men's T-Shirt, Black

Pixies 'Death To The Pixies' Men's T-Shirt, Black

$ 22.95

The controversial image of The Pixies songwriter Black Francis crouching nude, giving the 'thumbs down' is featured on the front of this mens tee. The Pixies formed in the late eighties, under the authoritarian dictates of the mildly eccentric founder, Black Francis (referred to in the Thompson family simply as Charles), and went on to conjure up vividly imagistic, aurally gripping albums that hold fans both new and old under their spell. The foursome comprised Bassist Kim Deal (The Breeders, The Amps), guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering. The band released five albums in five years: Come On Pilgrim (1987), Surfer Rosa (1988), the massively acclaimed breakthrough LP Doolittle (1989), Bossanova (1990) and Trompe Le Monde (1991). Then, without explanation, Francis unceremoniously called a halt to the proceedings via faxed firings to all band members in 1992.

On what would have been the band's tenth anniversary, they released a 17-track collection of some of the Pixies best-selling material titled Death To The Pixies, 1987-1991, after one of their earliest attempts at self-promotion. Says Black Francis in an interview, about the image, 'It was the first T-shirt and it was also the first poster that stuck around town. It had this nude picture of me, same as the T-shirt. It was a thumbs-down gesture. Death! Kill 'em! Kill those damn Pixies. It was that kind of vague, slightly funny, slightly exclamatory language to draw attention to the band and hopefully get a few more customers.' Great gift for the Pixies or alternative rock fan.

  • 100% pre-shrunk cotton
  • Officially licensed product; High quality silkscreen won't crack or fade

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