Pixies - Come on Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa  (New Vinyl LP)

Pixies - Come on Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa (New Vinyl LP)

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30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Pixies' Debut EP and Album, Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, includes Bonus 1986 Radio Session Live From The Fallout Shelter. It's been thirty years since the release of Surfer Rosa - a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony - a debut album so good that it's since seen as a masterpiece. A year prior came Come On Pilgrim, an eight-track mini-album released in 1987 which contained cuts culled from their first ever studio session, where they famously recorded seventeen tracks in just three days (in full, this session makes up the band's much bootlegged and now officially released The Purple Tape). These formative records showed the Pixies to be an alien breed; four oddball outsiders from Boston blending US underground thrash rock, indie surf pop and Spanish-language flamenco with the Biblical mythology of Francis' childhood. They would go on to record another masterpiece in 1989's Doolittle but it's the gruesome glory of Surfer Rosa, and the ruined sexuality of it's cover image (a topless flamenco dancer in a crumbling Mexican bar) that set a fresh blueprint for an indie rock dynamism that not only planted the seeds of grunge (Kurt Cobain would admit that he was trying to imitate the record while writing Nevermind) but of much of the best rock music made since. To celebrate this milestone, Pixies are playing five sold-out intimate shows at London's Roundhouse this October and preceding them is the release of Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa, the thirtieth anniversary edition which contains Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and Live From The Fallout Shelter, a concert-cum-session that first aired in late-1986 on WJUL in Lowell, MA. "An unparalleled example of rule-smashing innovation in independent music." Pitchfork "Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, driving a spike into Eighties rock." Rolling Stone "Surfer Rosa quickly cemented itself as a must-have album (and) 30 years on, it's aged into timelessness rather than becoming a period piece." The Quietus

Tracklist

Come On Pilgrim
A1 Caribou
A2 Vamos
A3 Isla De Encanta
A4 Ed Is Dead
B5 The Holiday Song
B6 Nimrod's Son
B7 I've Been Tired
B8 Levitate Me
Surfer Rosa
C1 Bone Machine
C2 Break My Body
C3 Something Against You
C4 Broken Face
C5 Gigantic
C6 River Euphrates
D7 Where Is My Mind?
D8 Cactus
D9 Tony's Theme
D10 Oh My Golly!
D11 Vamos
D12 I'm Amazed
D13 Brick Is Red
Live From The Fallout Shelter
E1 The Holiday Song
E2 I'm Amazed
E3 Rock A My Soul
E4 Isla De Encanta
E5 Caribou
E6 Broken Face
E7 Subbaculture
E8 Build High
F9 Ed Is Dead
F10 Nimrod's Son
F11 Down To The Well
F12 I've Been Tired
F13 Boom Chicka Boom
F14 Vamos
F15 In Heaven