Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa

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28th September 2018 / CD or LP / 4AD


Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa


+ The 3LP Box Set with book is released on the 30th November 2018.

30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Pixies’ Debut EP and Album, 'Come On Pilgrim' and 'Surfer Rosa', includes Bonus 1986 Radio Concert 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 Frances’s 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 its 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.

In addition to both a three CD and three LP edition, there’s also a super-limited and stunning deluxe clothbound hardbook three LP version, which will be a must for all fans. Like all other Pixies sleeves, Vaughan Oliver returns as designer, stunningly reinterpreting his original artwork with Simon Larbalestier’s iconic photographs remaining these record’s crowning glory.

+ Standard 3LP pressed on gold vinyl, housed in a wide spine cover, includes download.

+ 3CD version is housed in hardbook wallet case with lyric booklet. 

“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, its aged into timelessness rather than becoming a period piece.” - The Quietus.

Vamos (Pilgrim)
Isla De Encanta
Ed Is Dead
The Holiday Song
Nimrod's Son
I've Been Tired
Levitate Me

Bone Machine
Break My Body
Something Against You
Broken Face
River Euphrates
Where Is My Mind?
Tony's Theme
Oh My Golly!
Vamos (Surfer Rosa)
I'm Amazed
Brick Is Red

CD3/LP3 - (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
Holiday Song
I'm Amazed
Rock A My Soul
Isla de Encanta
Broken Face
Build High
Ed Is Dead
Nimrod's Son
Down To The Well
I've Been Tired
Boom Chicka Boom
In Heaven
Pixies Interview (CD only)

Format /CD or LP
Released /28th September 2018
Catalogue / 4AD0084LPX
Barcode / 7866677436
Artist / Pixies
Label /4AD
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