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Come On Pilgrim Original recording remastered, EP
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Come On Pilgrim (1987) - This eight-track mini-album was the Pixies’ gritty, violent, and chaotic first offering to the world. Come On Pilgrim features classic Pixies staples including ‘Nimrod’s Son’, ‘The Holiday Song’, and ‘Caribou’.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
So, this EP does predate the whole "grunge/alternative" movement by a few years. I cant say much beyond "if you dont own it, go out and get it"...
This was the 4th Pixies disc i bought, it should have been the first. Very impressive stuff, i'd say it outshines most of their later work. For being their first release, not even full length and surely produced on a limited budget (you'd never know it by listening), it is quite and achievement.
'The Holiday Song' is ultracatchy yet still has the raw edge that makes you realize just how completely unoriginal most popular bands are today.
'Isle de encanta' is my other favorite. Intense and obtuse. But there isnt a single unworthy track on here... 20 minutes never sounded so good.
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.
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I'll keep it short and sweet. You like the Pixies? You buy this album. The End.Published on Sept. 21 2003 by Kt
This is a great CD. The Pixies were a watershed band and this EP lays the blueprint for everything they were to do later. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2003 by scooob
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... Read morePublished on June 18 2003 by LombardSouth
Damn, granted this cd is only a lil over 20 mins long, with only 8 songs, this is one of my favorite Pixies cds. Read morePublished on June 7 2003 by Mike G
Damn, granted this cd is only a lil over 20 minuetes long, with only 8 songs, this is one of my favorite Pixies cds. Read morePublished on June 7 2003 by Mike G
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. Read morePublished on April 15 2003 by Erroneous
I think if this was a full length album my head would probably explode with excitement and pure ecstacy. Read morePublished on June 16 2002 by Chris Putrino
Bought this when it first came out on the 4AD label and it blew my mind! Had the fortune of seeing the Pixies and the Throwing Muses on the same bill at the I-Beam in the late 80s.Published on Dec 3 2001