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Come On Pilgrim [Original recording remastered, EP]

Pixies Audio CD
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When they first hit the underground scene with this debut album, the Pixies were like an exotic drink that hid its sweetness behind a ferocious bite. The album's production is like a crude explosion: every strum and clang comes down with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. English and Spanish lyrics collide as singer Black Francis (later Frank Black) shouts in a hoarse monotone and Mrs. John Murphy (later Kim Deal of the Breeders) backs him up with throaty wails. Yet somehow the clash of these bruising titans makes for tracks that print indelibly upon your consciousness--once let in. Kurt Cobain is their most famous student. He grafted the Pixies' time-honoured craft of the big bang theory onto Nirvana's biggest hits. (You start with a quiet verse and then explode for catharsis in the chorus--evidenced best here with "I've Been Fired".) The Pixies themselves have served quietly, attaining post-punk godfather status not by tooting their own horns but through the praise of a steady stream of genuflecting admirers whose word of mouth continues to increase the band's deserved critical standing. --Rob O'Connor

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These classic studio albums were re-mastered from the original tapes and are now available at a low midline price.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Great Period. Sept. 21 2003
By Kt
Format:Audio CD
I'll keep it short and sweet. You like the Pixies? You buy this album. The End.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remastered? Aug. 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD. The Pixies were a watershed band and this EP lays the blueprint for everything they were to do later. But a word of warning for those expecting improved sound on this reissue: to my ears, this 2003 re-release sounds exactly the same as the previous version. Either the previous master was used, or it might as well have been. Buy whatever version is cheapest, but don't purchase this again if you already own it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So this is where it all began.... July 22 2003
By Felix
Format:Audio CD
This actually is the last Pixies album I bought (due to the fact that it's so freakin hard to find) but I finally got it and it was a perfect start for the ultimate alt rock group. I have to admit I have thier greatest hits, Death to the Pixies, so I had already heard most of these songs, but it was still amazing with a few very pleasant surprises. This has the original version of the classic 'Vamos'and I like them both just as much. It is so different from the Surfer Rosa version. I like to say that the version on this album was made while on weed, and the version on Surfer Rosa was made while on crack. I think that's pretty much a good explanation. The other great surprise was I've Been Tired, a great song that became one of my favorites. It's so funky and cool and it's one of the first songs I'll show people when introducing them to the Pixies (of course most of them have heard Where Is My Mind in Fight Club).
I know the CD is very short, but I can't help but feel like I've just listened to a whole normal sized album after hearing it. I guess it's that good and it is a great introduction to the Pixies. It is a little short, but it will keep the listener aching for more Pixies and this CD is a definite 5 star mini album. The best mini album you can buy, and all in all is true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific little intro to what would follow June 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
Not a wasted moment on this little beauty. This disk never fails to put a smile on my face. By the time you hear the intoxicating vocals on the closer, Levitate Me, you'll want to shed a little tear that it's ending all too soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best demo turned into an actual cd ever June 7 2003
By Mike G
Format:Audio CD
Damn, granted this cd is only a lil over 20 mins long, with only 8 songs, this is one of my favorite Pixies cds. Every song is brilliant, this is one of the last Pixies cds that I had purchased and I almost felt like I had been missing out on something this great. I read somewhere that this was the demo they had sent to the record company and they like it so much they turned it into thier first release. Frank Black is one of my favorite musicians, his songs are twisted, demented, and for the most part ingenius. I urge you to try this out then go from there. If you have taste you'll dig this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best demo turned into an actual cd ever June 7 2003
By Mike G
Format:Audio CD
Damn, granted this cd is only a lil over 20 minuetes long, with only 8 songs, this is one of my favorite Pixies cds. Every song is brilliant, this is one of the last Pixies cds that I had purchased and I almost felt like I had been missing out on something this great. I read somewhere that this was the demo they had sent to the record company and they like it so much they turned it into thier first release. Frank Black is one of my favorite musicians, his songs are twisted, demented, and for the most part ingenius. I urge you to try this out then go from there. If you have taste you'll dig this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A quiet but very effective revolution May 8 2003
By "drumb"
Format:Audio CD
As the very first EP of the influential indie 4 piece known as The Pixies, "Come On Pilgrim," is an amazingly developed set of songs. While it may come up a bit short when it comes to length, the CD is under half an hour long, Come On Pilgrim illustrates that even in the band's earliest stages, all of the beloved classic Pixies' trademarks were there. Frank Black roars in manic rage, occasionally joined by Kim Deal's sweet backing vocals, the guitars play confoundedly catchy anti-riffs, and the drums and bass churn along like a well oiled machine. It's these simple quirks and sensibilities that make The Pixies such an overall enjoyable band to listen to. Without doing anything overly fancy or pointedly abrasive, The Pixies are able to take sparse, catchy melodies and flesh them out into some of the most purely enchanting music created in the last century. The group's subtle brilliance began as an anomaly in the world of rock, one originally started by REM and later tagged Alt. rock by the critics, in that without posing an open confrontation to the status quo, Come On Pilgrim completely reinvents the idea of rock & roll as a style. The starting point for the Pixies flawless discography, Come On Pilgrim is where Frank Black and his companions quietly changed the realm of modern music overnight and it wasn't until 1992, the big break for alt. rock, that the rest of the world finally caught up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get more for your (male deer) April 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
I love this EP and "Surfer Rosa", so I got both on the twofer import. I suggest you do the same. You'll want both anyhow. (You can compare the two versions of "Vamos", for instance! Yeah!)
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