Pixies - Surfer Rosa - Poster
Pixies - Surfer Rosa - Poster
Officially Licensed Poster - Produced in the USA. Printed onto 150gsm paper, the posters are produced using the highest resolution images and quality printing techniques.
The poster features a half naked lady, so we've censored the one below to keep ourselves out of trouble. The actual poster doesn't have the "censored" box on it. To check out the actual album cover click here
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original line-up comprised Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left in 2013, the Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016.
The Pixies were associated with the 1990s alternative rock boom, and draw on elements including punk rock and surf rock. Their music is known for its dynamic "loud-quiet" shifts and song structures. Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter; his often surreal lyrics cover offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, incest, and biblical violence. They achieved modest popularity in their home country, but were more successful in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Their jarring pop sound influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, Bush, Blur and Weezer. Their popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004.
Surfer Rosa is the debut studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD. The album's unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording techniques and a distinctive drum sound. Surfer Rosa contains many of the elements present in Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico.
Because of 4AD's independent status, distribution in the United States was handled by British label Rough Trade Records; however, it failed to chart in either the UK or the U.S. "Gigantic" was the only single taken from the release (in a re-recorded version), and only reached number 93 on the UK Singles Chart. Despite this, Surfer Rosa was re-released in the U.S. by Elektra Records in 1992, and in 2005 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Surfer Rosa is often cited as a favorite of music critics and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best rock albums. Many alternative rock artists, including Billy Corgan and PJ Harvey, have cited the album as inspirational; Nirvana's Kurt Cobain frequently acknowledged that Surfer Rosa was a strong influence on Nevermind, and, in 1993, Cobain hired the album's recording engineer Steve Albini to record his own band's album In Utero.
If, like us, this album was a fundamental part of your youth and the song "Where is my mind" has a special place in your heart, then this is a poster you just have to have.
This poster is slightly smaller than a maxi poster, measuring 24 x 33 inches.
You can order the stand alone poster, have it laminated or have it laminated, mounted and framed in a custom frame.
Laminated Posters - Our laminated posters are professionally laminated with a gloss laminate. This protects the posters from the elements, including damp or water damage.
Laminated, mounted and custom framed - Our posters are laminated with a gloss laminate and vacuum pressed onto a masonite board. This is then framed with a faux wood finish frame which is light and durable and is available in a number of colours and finishes.
After your order and payment are received, the posters are shipped as follows:
Poster only - ships within 1 to 2 working days. Courier delivery - we make use of the Courier Guy and CourierIT with delivery in major centres in 2 to 3 working days of shipping and delivery within 5 working days of shipping to outlying areas.
Laminated Poster - ships within 3 to 4 working days. Courier delivery - we make use of the Courier Guy and CourierIT with delivery in major centres in 2 to 3 working days of shipping and delivery within 5 working days of shipping to outlying areas.
Laminated, Mounted and Custom Framed Poster - ships within 7 to 9 working days. Courier delivery - we make use of the Courier Guy and CourierIT with delivery in major centres in 2 to 3 working days of shipping and delivery within 5 working days of shipping to outlying areas.