It can easily be said that The Pixies are one of those influential bands, but yet many have not heard of them. Nirvana, Placebo, Pavement, and Radiohead have claimed to have been influenced and inspired by The Pixies. One of the first Pixies songs I listened to was “Velouria”, from the album Bossanova. The sci-fi theme with the album interested me heavily at the time. I also remembering Weezer’s cover of the song on a tribute album to The Pixies. Strangely enough, the Weezer version was much darker, and sounds like something out of their Pinkerton days.
“Velouria” was my gateway song into getting more familiarized with this talented and creative group of musicians. I got the chance to catch The Pixies on their Doolittle 20th anniversary tour, and they still know how to put on an excellent show.
Enjoy the song!
PS – theremins are awesome.