Friday, 25 May 2012

'Doolittle' - Pixies (1989)

"So the theme for last week’s art assignment was heat. We have this lovely beach painting from Allison. And the flames of Olympia from Alec. And then we come to yours, Michael. It appears to be three figures throwing themselves in to a volcano."

"Yep, that’s right, Mr Grieves. And they’re melting on the way down."

"Hmm. I was hoping for a still life."

"In many ways it is. There’s lava in there."

"Erm, ok. This may affect your grade for the term, Michael."

"I’m guessing not in a positive way." 

First editions of 'Doolittle' came with this lovely lyric book featuring
evocative still life images inspired by the songs.  
Art direction and design: Vaughan Oliver/v23
Photography: Simon Larbalestier
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1 comment:

  1. So much has been written about the sublime 'Doolittle' that it doesn't feel like I need to add much more.

    Suffice to say ("oh, look, he's adding more") that it consumed my world in the Spring of 1989. And it must be one of the albums I've played most in the 23 years since - probably just pipped by The Cure's 'Disintegration'.