What can be said about the Pixies except that they are the quintessential indie band. Energetic compositions, disturbing lyrics, thrash guitar, and powerful hooks make them one of the most captivating bands ever. If you're bying this CD, you're probably already obsessed, like the rest of us.
Come on Pilgrim is the Pixies not at their harshest, but certainly their rawest. Black Francis' croons and yelps alongside Joey Santiago's random guitar musings and David Lovering's furious snare-pounding make this CD, along with Surfer Rosa, the Pixies' most energetic. This album is the Pixies stripped down, without all the studio perfection that makes the other albums more commerically viable. The songs still shine like polished jewels, among the better ones: Ed is Dead, I've Been Tired, Nimrod's Son, and Vamos.
Many people say to start of with Doolittle, but I say to start here, and follow the Pixies through the entire musical journey. If Come on Pilgrim, piques your interest, and it will, then ride the Wave of Mutilation all the way to the end. Have fun.