Bossanova

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This article is about an album by the Pixies. For the Brazilian music style, see bossa nova.


Bossanova
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Album cover

Album by Pixies
Released August 1990
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Alternative
Length 39 min 45 sec
Record label 4AD/Elektra Records
Producer Gil Norton
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 4 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:ve7ibkk96akc~T1)
Pixies Chronology
Doolittle
(1989)
Bossanova
(1990)
Trompe le Monde
(1991)

Bossanova was the Pixies' third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. The title comes from the "Hang Wire" lyric "Every morning and every day / I'll bossanova with ya".

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Cecilia Ann"
  2. "Rock Music"
  3. "Velouria"
  4. "Allison"
  5. "Is She Weird"
  6. "Ana"
  7. "All over the World"
  8. "Dig for Fire"
  9. "Down to the Well"
  10. "Happening"
  11. "Blown Away"
  12. "Hang Wire"
  13. "Stormy Weather"
  14. "Havalina"

Credits

Black Francis: Vocals, Guitar
Kim Deal: Bass, Vocals
David Lovering: Drums, vocals
Joey Santiago: Lead Guitar

Trivia

  • In the song "Ana", taking the first letter of each line in the song spells out the word "surfer". Thus "Ana" is believed to be short for anagram, although the name for this type of lyric is actually an acrostic.
  • "Hang Wire" is based on the Rolling Stones' "Hang Fire". The first two verses are written in the Japanese haiku form.
  • Havalina is the Mexican name for a wild boar, and the Sedona mentioned is a city in Arizona.

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 70

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Dig for Fire" Modern Rock Tracks 11
1990 "Velouria" Modern Rock Tracks 4

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