Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Night Off To Go Watch The Pixies Play In London

Soooo Last week we had a very exciting 24hrs down here at Rockfield and in London. Gil as you know is a world class producer and one of the all time great albums he produced is Doolittle by The Pixies.

The Pixies have just kicked off a world tour to mark the 20th anniversary of this truley classic album and they, of course invited Gil to their 1st London show. In true Gil style he said he couldn't make it to the show unless the band he was working with 'US........ yay' got tix too.

The Pixies said 'Hey no problem big G' and the next thing you know we were in a cab on our way to the train station...on our way to London whoooo hoooo. Except BRAD MISSED THE TRAIN!!!! Hahaha, I shouldn't laugh but it was quite comical seeing him on the platform with his tea in hand as the train took off....I'll have to let him explain what happened next!

So, The show was incredible. Charles & Kim's vocals were off the hook perfect. I actually think Frank Black's voice sounds even better now than it did back in the day. So powerful and such raw emotion. Mind blowing really. It feels like such an honour to finally get to see them play. We were on tour when they last played in Perth.

Anyway after the show we hung out with Gil at the after party and he introduced us to Joey and Dave who were both great guys. Dave the drummer is also a magician and before we new it an imprompture magic act lasting about 20 minutes took place. It was incredible...Card tricks, lucky band tricks...we were all shaking our head in disbelief at some of these tricks...T'was a great way to end the night before retiring to our 10Pound backpackers! Triple bunk beds anyone?

All in all a great night!!!! Heaps of fun and something none of us will forget anytime soon.

Onya Gil!

Check out some Pixies goodness below

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