Pixies - Come On Pilgrim

Limited 180 Gram Vinyl Mini-LP Record Reissue

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Come On Pilgrim is the debut mini-LP by American alternative rock band Pixies, originally released in September 1987 by 4AD Records.

Amazingly, the Pixies' 1987 debut EP, Come On Pilgrim, was compiled from the quickly, inexpensively made demo tape the band made at Boston's legendary Fort Apache studio soon after they formed. 4AD was so taken with the tape that they released eight of the songs as this mini-album.

It's easy to see why they were so impressed: The Pixies' essential sound, Francis' unearthly shriek of a voice, David Lovering's propulsive drumming, Joey Santiago's insistent, prickly guitar playing, and Kim Deal's sugar-and-sandpaper vocals and steady bass lines, arrives fully formed on songs like the bouncy, yet twisted, surfer-girl ode "Ed Is Dead".

Influences like '80s college rock peers the Violent Femmes, the Stooges, Lou Reed, and hardcore punk crop up on songs like "I've Been Tired", the group's surreal take on sexual frustration, and "Isla de Encanta".

Most importantly, the EP introduces the spooky, theatrical vision the group brought to their simple guitar-bass-drums line-up. Francis' lyrical fetishes for sex, death, and religion and his twisted sense of humour crop up on every track, from the eerie opener "Caribou", which urges listeners to "Reeeeepent!," to the final song, "Levitate Me", which borrows Christian folksinger Larry Norman's catchphrase: "Come on pilgrim, you know he loves you!".

"The Holiday Song" and "Nimrod's Son" provide voyeuristic, back-to-back glimpses at incest, as well as the priceless lyric, "My sister held me close and whispered to my bleeding head/You are the son of a motherf*cker" (from "Nimrod's Son").

The less-is-more production allows the full, primal impact of the band's combustive sound to blast through, offering what may be the purest version of their perverse punk-pop. An electrifying debut, Come On Pilgrim remains as raw, vibrant, and engaging as the day it was recorded.

Check out the tracks: “Caribou”, “Ed Is Dead”, “Levitate Me”. 

This limited reissued mini-LP with reproduced artwork is pressed in the UK on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

(652637070910)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Caribou

3:14

A2

Vamos

2:54

A3

Isla De Encanta

1:41

A4

Ed Is Dead

2:30

B1

The Holiday Song

2:15

B2

Nimrod’s Son

2:17

B3

I’ve Been Tired

3:01

B4

Levitate Me

2:38

SKU 652637070910
Record Label 4AD Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number MAD 709
Country UK - United Kingdom
Release Date (Year) 23 September 2008
Original Release Date (Year) 28 September 1987
Barcode # 652637070910
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Mini-LP, 180 Gram Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL EP

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