While watching Pump Up The Volume, circa 1991, I heard a song that changed my life. The Pixies song, ‘Wave of Mutilation’ played during a pretty emo scene of the Christian Slater flick, and it made me go out and buy the soundtrack the very next day. This soundtrack introduced my 11-year-old self to The Pixies, The Descendents, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and Bad Brains, thus changing my life.


It’s been almost two decades (egads!) and The Pixies are still my all-time favorite band. If you, for some crazy reason, don’t listen to them, I HIGHLY recommend all of their albums. Please push play on your boom box and report back.