Hollywood Holidays is a live in concert recording of The Pixies.
It was recorded for a KCRW-FM radio broadcast in 1991 and catches the band promoting the Trompe Le Monde studio album. It was recorded at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on 22nd December 1991 with the exception of tracks 19 to 21 which came from the concert held on the previous day.
I’ve seen it released by the Smokin’ label as an mp3 and Let Them Eat Vinyl as a vinyl album.
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Songs On The Pixies Hollywood Holidays
- Rock Music – 2:04 (originally on the studio album Bossanova)
- Cecillia Ann – 2:00 (Bossanova)
- Gouge Away – 3:41 (Doolittle)
- Motorway to Roswell – 4:18 (Trompe le Monde)
- Alec Eiffel – 2:53 (Trompe le Monde)
- Velouria – 3:45 (Bossanova)
- Crackity Jones – 1:39 (Doolittle)
- Distance Equals Rate Times Time – 1:49 (Trompe le Monde)
- Manta Ray – 2:24 (b side of Monkey Gone to Heaven from Doolittle)
- Dancing the Manta Ray – 2:29 (b side of Monkey Gone to Heaven from Doolittle)
- Lovely Day – 2:15 (Trompe le Monde)
- Subbacultcha – 2:30 (Trompe le Monde)
- Letter to Memphis – 2:34 (Trompe le Monde)
- Palace of the Brine – 1:43 (Trompe le Monde)
- Ed Is Dead – 2:44 (Come On Pilgrim)
- Wave of Multilation – 3:07 (Doolittle)
- Monkey Gone to Heaven – 3:38 (Doolittle)
- Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons – 3:00 (Trompe le Monde)
- The Sad Punk – 2:48 (Trompe le Monde)
- The Navajo Know – 2:05 (Trompe le Monde)
- Planet of Sound – 2:36 (Trompe le Monde)
- Head On – 2:08 (Trompe le Monde)
- U-Mass – 3:01 (Trompe le Monde)
We’re very short of live recordings from the Pixies when they were such a creative force in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As you can see, their fourth album Trompe le Monde dominates this set list. It’s unfortunate that this is also their weakest album.
From my perspective, this falls into the interesting but not essential category. My first choice Pixies live recording remains Live at Vredenburg from 1990.
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