Frank Black has lost that Pixies thang

Pixies man Frank Black has told Billboard that he tried to write some tracks for a new Pixies album to persuade bassist Kim Deal to participate, and failed. The band reformed in 2004, of course, but only released two songs. Black says he wrote a number of tracks “in an attempt to convince one of the Pixies to make a Pixies record again. I can’t say who she is.”

Black continued: “I tried to find my Pixies muse and write a so-called Pixies number but they weren’t any good. They sounded a little contrived or something. That’s the problem with trying to repeat something you did a long time ago; if you go ‘Okay, I’m gonna try to recreate something, tap into some mood I used years ago’, even if it’s the same songwriter, it’s kind of fakey. What can I say? Sometimes I wish I could just spit out some Pixies-esque songs, but it doesn’t really work that way. You write the songs and they come out the way they come out. They might sound like the Pixies, but these days mostly…not.”

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