Not without the need to start saving up now, 4AD have announced an array of limited edition reissues of The Pixies seminal, “Come on Pilgrim” EP and their debut album, “Surfer Rosa”. Though “seminal” is a word bandied around far too much, there can be little doubt that given the band’s early releases’ effect on everyone from Nirvana to David Bowie, it’s absolutely deserved in this instance.
Lyrically and sonically completely invigorating the American underground music scene (though it was the UK who first took them to their hearts), their melange of Biblical outrage, bodily functions and sweet/acerbic melodies still sets today’s standard for bands who eschew fashion and demand the listener’s attention.
The planned reissues are lavish in the extreme, though concessions are made for those on a budget – hard-case wallet, 3-discs and lyric sheet; to extravagant – triple gold vinyl with download code for the live track; to lottery win – limited deluxe clear triple vinyl in cloth-bound book + lyric book + art book + download of ‘live from the fallout shelter’. Choose your weapons here!