Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa

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Cat no. 4AD0084LP

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'.

Expected Release Date: 28 September 2018 for Gold 3LP; 26 Oct for 3CD; 02 November 2018 for Deluxe Clear 3LP version.

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. The thirtieth anniversary edition 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. 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. 

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