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Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies Paperback – March 21, 2006
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Josh Frank is a pop culture dramatist. A director, producer, and writer of plays and books, he currently has a number of projects in development. He is twenty-nine years old and lives between Austin, Texas and New York City.
Caryn Ganz is an associate editor at Spin magazine. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, Seattle Weekly, and Mixte. She lives in Manhattan.
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Top Customer Reviews
Before starting the book I was worried that despite my love for the Pixies it might be a slightly boring read. Having read and loved Please Kill Me, my rock story scale had been set quite high for gapping pits of agony - but I needn't have worried. This is a great story. The most unlikely words to find in a rock biography were used - charming, high work ethic, normal and they just endeared the members of the Pixies to me all the more.
Interviewees Chas Banks, Joe Harvard, James Iha, Ivo Watts- Russell and Gary Smith, amongst many others, offer their insight to the band and help produce a vivid picture of their history.
I have listened to the Pixies on average at least once a week for the past 18 years - not that I don't listen to other things as well, its just that nothing else fills certain niches in my heart and soul like they do - and to discover that the people making the music are people that I would enjoy having in my living room is an absolute joy.
I enjoyed this book immensely.
The thing I love about oral biographies, and this one in particular, is the Rashomon-like potential for differing subjective realities. If done well (this one is) about a worthy and sufficiently dramatic subject (check on that), a skilled author(s) can approach something more truthful than the truth - its not that the facts were recounted; its how they were recounted.Read more ›
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Could not put it down. Essential rock history here. A must for all real fans. A little dated now though. All of the information is 10 years old at least. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ryan Sullivan
Great shape for a used. Long history and interesting roller coaster ride. Can't wait to read it.Published 17 months ago by K
This book was really interesting and informative. Learned a whole lot about the band. The only problem I thought was that it was hard to remember the names of all the interviewees... Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Jimwalsh
Well put together in the style of Please Kill Me which is basically a linear compilation of quotes from those involved describing anecdotes and the chain of events that was the... Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Richard Nieto
This book is an interesting read, a good depiction of the 80s and the Boston indie scene. One has to be a Pixies fan to really enjoy it; I don't think it would be interesting... Read morePublished on April 25, 2009 by Gabriel Velasco
I have to say I never read the book...only the reviews. It seems like a great book to read.Published on February 24, 2009 by Edward J. Hogan
This may not be the best written book about the Pixies, but it's superior to Ben Sisario's 33 1/3 on Doolittle, because of its depth (that's not to criticise Sisario - he didn't... Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by R. Dixon
Being a big fan of a band that breaks up just after you discover them is gut wrenching! That's how I felt in the early 90's. Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by Scott Hardwick