“Come on Pilgrim” and “Surfer Rosa” Celebrates their 30th Birthday in style

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!

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Caribou
  2. Vamos (Pilgrim)
  3. Isla De Encanta
  4. Ed Is Dead
  5. The Holiday Song
  6. Nimrod’s Son
  7. I’ve Been Tired
  8. Levitate Me

Disc: 2

  1. Bone Machine
  2. Break My Body
  3. Something Against You
  4. Broken Face
  5. Gigantic
 6. River Euphrates
  7. Where Is My Mind?
  8. Cactus
  9. Tony’s Theme
  10. Oh My Golly!
  11. Vamos (Surfer Rosa)
  12. I’m Amazed
  13. Brick Is Red

Disc: 3

  1. Holiday Song (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  2. I’m Amazed (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  3. Rock A My Soul (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  4. Isla de Encanta (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  5. Caribou (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  6. Broken Face (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  7. Subbacultcha (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  8. Build High (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  9. Ed Is Dead (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  10. Nimrod’s Son (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  11. Down To The Well (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  12. I’ve Been Tired (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  13. Boom Chicka Boom (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  14. Vamos (Live from The Fallout Shelter)
  15. In Heaven (Live from The Fallout Shelter)

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