In the history of modern American music there are few bands like the Pixies. Theirs was an unparalleled musical path, influencing countless others despite modest financial success. In 1992, their chief songwriter and vocalist Black Francis announced his intention o quit via a blunt facsimile. That, it seemed, was that. But to the amazement of everyone, the Pixies reunited in 2004. loudQUITEloud is the story of this unforeseen plot twist - a deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return. From the first rehearsal to the final bow nearly one year later, the press-shy Pixies granted unprecedented access to award-winning directors Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin. The result is an insider's perspective on the Pixies, their relationships with family, fans and each other, and the combustible dynamic when the four members come together on stage.
- LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies review by Kurtz
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OK,the Pixies are my all-time favourite band, so I was always going to love this- the concert performances are wonderful and they capture the band’s delighted amazement that a) they can still cut it as performers after nearly ten years apart and b) that a young fanbase has come to love their music despite the band’s rather modest commercial success in their first incarnation- but the insight into the backstage and offstage lives of the four godparents of grunge is what really sets this documentary apart. They are quietly nudged into exploring the tensions that tore the band apart in the first place, and which clearly are still simmering, and their struggles with addiction, relationships and ailing parents are affectingly laid bare. All together now…Cariboooooooouuuu…….