googletag.pubads().set("page_url", "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/surfer"); Lupfer writes that "it was a concept he [Albini] was going for to get some studio banter." expires: 365 { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, dfpSlots['topslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_topslot', [], 'ad_topslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); From shop WestAndGeneral. Puerto Rico references and Spanish lyrics are found on the tracks "Oh My Golly!" {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]] } }, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, Vaughan Oliver, the graphic designer whose art adorned the cover of the Pixies’ albums and whose work became synonymous with the 4AD record … dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); Recorded by legend Steve Albini (Big Black, Breeders, PJ Harvey, Nirvana) in the spring of 1988, Surfer Rosa is still fresh over a decade later. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["business_financial_industrial_technology", "sports_sporting_goods"]); This is the first track on Surfer Rosa, the follow-up to the Pixies debut EP Come On Pilgrim.Music critics shouted its praises: "It assures itself of its own genius. pbjs.que = pbjs.que || []; }, Challenging, but catchy; baffling, but fulfilling; It is an uncompromsingly raw, driving masterpiece of dissonant but tuneful pop, like nothing you've heard before. [23], "Gigantic" was the only single taken from Surfer Rosa. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, According to Larbalestier, Black Francis came up with the idea for the cover as he wrote songs in his father's "topless Spanish bar"; Larbalestier added the crucifix and torn poster, and they "sort of loaded that with all the Catholicism. pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); expires: 365 initAdSlotRefresher(); {code: 'ad_rightslot2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot2', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_rightslot2' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, type: "html5", }, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '1666926', position: 'btf' }}, "You fuckin' die!" { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, Swells wrapping around these points might result in long peeling waves with offshore winds that surfers prefer. [2] It was produced by Steve Albini. The track begins at this point, with Francis explaining the conversation to Albini, whose voice is not heard on the track. },{ priceGranularity: customGranularity, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Surfers line up along the bank taking turns entering the water with their boards. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_dc", "english"); dfpSlots['rightslot2'] = googletag.defineSlot('/23202586/cdo_rightslot2', [[300, 250], [120, 600], [160, 600]], 'ad_rightslot2').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot2).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); }, This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 00:03. Sisario, Ben. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_l = en"); filter: 'include' Highlight. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, var pbMobileHrSlots = [ I mean, it's not exactly what you'd call standard rock, but I could easily see songs like "Velouria" or "Is She Weird" playing on the radio. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, All information taken from the CD release of Surfer Rosa. name: "identityLink", type: "html5", name: "pubCommonId", bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, Simon Larbalestier, who contributed pictures to all Pixies album sleeves, decided to build the set because "we couldn't find the atmosphere we wanted naturally." The word in the example sentence does not match the entry word. 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[19] However, Surfer Rosa failed to appear on The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of American critics. [7] 4AD allocated the band a budget of US$10,000. Learn more. [40] American music magazine Spin described it as "beautifully brutal", and named Pixies their musicians of the year. Francis finishes Deal's sentences, joking that her response to hearing of the teacher's activities was to try to join the team. },{ The album definitely has less of a unique reputation than their earlier work, and while I don't like it as much as Doolittle there's definitely a lot to find. googletag.pubads().disableInitialLoad(); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [300, 250] }}, [45] When he first heard the album, Cobain discovered a template for the mix of heavy noise and pop he was aiming to achieve. It spent 60 weeks in the chart, peaking at number 2. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, iasLog("exclusion label : resp"); The thudding drum intro of "Bone Machine" gives way to the stunning chorus of "Break My Body", which … {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, The booklet's photographs were taken in one day at a pub opposite the 4AD offices, because, according to Larbalestier, "it was one of the few places that had a raised stage". { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '1666926', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, googletag.cmd.push(function() { bidders: '*', {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '1666926', position: 'btf' }}, Pixies, ‘Surfer Rosa’ (1988). All tracks written by Black Francis, except where noted. "[12], During Kim Deal's vocals takes during "Where Is My Mind?" googletag.enableServices(); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_leftslot' }}]}, Oh my golly! { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, if(!isPlusPopupShown()) var pbMobileLrSlots = [ bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, [24] The remixed single was well met by critics. googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); Like Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa displays a mix of musical styles; pop guitar songs such as "Broken Face", "Break My Body", and "Brick Is Red" are featured alongside slower, more melodic tracks exemplified by "Where Is My Mind?". { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot2' }}]}]; { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, }, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [160, 600] }}, Surfer Rosa contains many of the elements of Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en"); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "entry"); The information regarding accolades attributed to Surfer Rosa is adapted from Acclaimedmusic.net. "error": true, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, The condition is so named due to its prevalence among cold water surfers. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, [47] The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan described Surfer Rosa as "the one that made me go, 'holy shit'. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot2_flex' }}, var pbTabletSlots = [ Heyo! expires: 60 { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, "login": { googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ei", "surfer"); The track and its B-side, "River Euphrates", were rerecorded by Gil Norton at Blackwing Studios in London, early in May 1988. } { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, However, surfers can also utilize man-made waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools. [22] Surfer Rosa was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, 17 years after its original release. Dont just fuck around and tolerate it, do something about it. It was so fresh. "sign-in": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signin?rid=READER_ID", Although the label held worldwide distribution rights to Pixies, they did not have access to a distributor outside the UK. ga('set', 'dimension2', "entryex"); iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/surfer"); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot2_flex' }}, To create the feel of the wave, surfers even sneak into empty backyard swimming pools to ride in, known as pool skating. album by the pixies that came out in 1988. it has a cool rough and raw sound, like they're playing in the same room. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, "[28] Commenting on the cover in 2005, Francis said, "I just hope people find it tasteful. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, Q's Ian Cranna wrote that "what sets the Pixies apart are their sudden bursts of memorable pop melody," and noted that "they could have a bright future ahead of them." {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/cdo_rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, }] "[9] Albini later apologized for his remarks, saying, "to this day I regret having done it. },{ ", Recording Industry Association of America, Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991, http://www.capradio.org/music/eclectic/2015/02/03/the-record-unfinished-business/, "Pixies — Ephemera — Kurt Cobain on Pixies and The Breeders", "Musik Express/Sounds — Popular Music Best-Of-Lists lists", "Pitchfork: Staff Lists: Top 100 Albums of the 1980s", "Canadian album certifications – Pixies – Surfer Rosa", "British album certifications – Pixies – Surfer Rosa", "American album certifications – Pixies – Surfer Rosa", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Surfer_Rosa&oldid=997321755, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Certification Table Entry usages for Canada, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments figures, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments footnote, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 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