There has long been some dispute about the date and location of this recording, with some parties claiming it was recorded in either Europe or the USA in 1990; others that it was taped in the USA in 1992, after the Pixies split. Certainly, Frank Black embarked on a solo tour after the break-up, travelling in his own car and playing small venues, such as bars and clubs, but nothing in the set-list is from the Pixies' 1991 final album 'Trompe le Monde' which supports the argument for the recording dating from 1990. Crucially, however, you can hear some audience chatter between songs - and they're English (not American) voices, pinning the recording to a one-off solo show at The Borderline on 11th February 1990. It's a superb show, generally regarded as an audience recording, but equally it may well be an unmixed soundboard tape, as there's no evidence of anyone talking or clapping close to the microphone (the voices occasionally heard could well be picked up by a stage microphone in a small club) - and it's crystal clear throughout. It's a highly recommended document of Pixies songs sung by Frank with just an electric guitar for accompaniment.

01 Tame
02 Cactus/Tony's Theme
03 The Holiday Song
04 Gouge Away
05 Monkey Gone To Heaven
06 Weird At My School
07 Hang Wire
08 No. 13 Baby
09 Dead
10 Wave Of Mutilation
11 Broken Face
12 Into The White
13 I'm Amazed
14 The Happening
15 Manta Ray
16 I Bleed
17 Blown Away
18 Crackity Jones
19 Is She Weird?
20 Nimrod's Son
21 Ed Is Dead
22 Levitate Me
23 River Euphrates
24 Dancing The Manta Ray

Source: Audience or soundboard
Quality: Excellent
Encoding: 192kbps mp3
File size: 79Mb

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