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Come on Pilgrim
Come on Pilgrim cover
Studio album by Pixies
Released October 12, 1987
Recorded March, 1987 at Fort Apache Studios, Roxbury, Massachusetts
Genre Alternative, College rock
Length 20:28
Label 4AD (U.K.)/ Elektra (U.S.)
Producer Gary Smith
Professional reviews
Pixies chronology
Come on Pilgrim
(1987)
Surfer Rosa
(1988)

Come on Pilgrim is the debut release from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. Image File history File links Pixies EP come_on_pilgrim album cover This image is the cover of an album or single. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Fort Apache Studios is a New England recording studio internationally renowned for alternative rock sessions produced there since 1986. ... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts USA. It was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and became a city in 1846 until it was annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... College rock was a term used in the USA to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The British indie rock record label 4AD Records was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gary Smith is an entrepreneur, record producer, and artists manager known for his work recording albums by alternative rock musicians since the mid-1980s at Fort Apache Studios. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ...

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Background

In March 1987, the Pixies (Black Francis, guitar/lead vocals; Mrs. John Murphy, bass/vocals; Joey Santiago, guitar; David Lovering, drums), entered Boston's Fort Apache Studios with Fort Apache owner/record producer Gary Smith to record a demo tape. The 17-song cassette (later dubbed "The Purple Tape") would eventually find its way to Ivo Watts-Russell, president and co-founder of the influential British record label 4AD. (The Pixies shared manager Ken Goes with Throwing Muses, who a year earlier had become the first American band to sign to 4AD.) Despite being initially nonplussed by the demo, Ivo was urged to sign the band by his girlfriend, a secretary for 4AD. After her insistence, he walked the streets of New York listening to The Purple Tape on his Walkman and, in his words, finally "got it." Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... Fort Apache Studios is a New England recording studio internationally renowned for alternative rock sessions produced there since 1986. ... Gary Smith is an entrepreneur, record producer, and artists manager known for his work recording albums by alternative rock musicians since the mid-1980s at Fort Apache Studios. ... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... Ivo Watts-Russell is the founder and president of the legendary English indie record label 4AD. He has also produced several records, himself preferring to use the term musical director to explain his role in the creation. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... An early band formation (left to right): Narcizo, Hersh, Donelly, and Langston. ... Sony Walkman Official Logo (2000 — present) Various products of the Walkman line Walkman is a popular Sony brand used to market its portable audio and video players. ...


Ivo hand-picked eight of The Purple Tape's 17 songs to make up a debut "mini album." Expressing regret that some previous 4AD debuts failed to live up the power of their demo versions, he decided to slightly re-mix the songs for release, rather than have the band re-record the songs. Of the remaining nine songs, the Pixies would record and release new versions of eight of them over the course of their albums and EPs. (The only song not to be re-recorded and released was "Rock A My Soul." This, along with the rest of the nine "missing" Purple Tape tracks were posthumously released as the Pixies CD by Spin Art in 2002.) The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ...


The title of the album derives from Christian folk-singer Larry Norman, whose catchphrase was "Come on pilgrim, you know He loves you".[1] For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ...


Content

Come on Pilgrim showcased much of the Pixies' variety and set up the beginnings of many trends in their music. It includes two songs partly sung in Spanish ("Vamos" and "Isla de Encanta") which drew upon some of his experiences in Puerto Rico ("Isla de Encanta" is an alteration of the island's nickname, "Isla del Encanto" meaning "Isle of Enchantment"). Two songs explicitly mention incest — "Nimrod's Son" and "The Holiday Song" (sample ). "I've Been Tired" refers metaphorically to sex and rock & roll culture, and there are four songs with overt religious references or language ("Caribou", "Nimrod's Son", "The Holiday Song" and "Levitate Me"). Beyond lyrical trends, Come on Pilgrim displayed Joey Santiago's innovative guitar leads, Deal's sunny vocal harmonies, and Francis's vocal range, which varied from screaming to traditionally-sung melodies.[2] A version of the song "Vamos" would appear on Pixies' next two releases: re-recorded with Steve Albini for their first full-length album, Surfer Rosa, and as a live B-side on their first single, "Gigantic". Incest is defined as sexual relations between closely related persons (often within the immediate family) such that it is either illegal or socially taboo. ... HolidaySong. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ...


Release

The original 1987 UK release entered the UK indie album chart on 24 October 1987, and spent 29 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 5.[3] These are The Official UK Charts Company UK Official Indie Chart number one hits of 2007. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Come on Pilgrim had no distribution in the United States when it was first released. It was unreleased in the United States until August 1988, when Rough Trade included it on their CD release of their first full-length album Surfer Rosa. (At the same time, the two releases were issued on separate vinyl records by Rough Trade.) Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a...


Also in August 1988, 4AD released in the UK Surfer Rosa and Come on Pilgrim on CD together. This has been the standard UK CD release ever since, only being out of print for about six months in 1998. However, subsequent USA CD releases have split them in two.


In 1992, Elektra Records issued Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa on separate CDs in the USA. After 4AD re-acquired the band's USA distribution rights in 2004, they were again released on CD separately; this version of Come on Pligrim was the first CD release to carry Come on Pilgrim's 4AD catalogue number (MAD 709). Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...


The 4AD catalogue number (MAD 709) indicates that the label considers it a "mini-album." 4AD EP releases are given "BAD" catalogue numbers, and mini-albums are given "MAD" catalogue numbers.


Critical reaction

Come on Pilgrim received far more attention from the British music press than in the United States. It received reviews in Q Magazine, Sounds and NME.[4][5][6] Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ... Sounds was a British music paper, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Track listing

All songs by Black Francis except "Levitate Me" by Black Francis/Mrs. John Murphy/David Lovering/Jean Walsh Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ...

  1. "Caribou"
  2. "Vamos"
  3. "Isla de Encanta"
  4. "Ed Is Dead"
  5. "Holiday Song" (vorbis sample 353k)
  6. "Nimrod's Son"
  7. "I've Been Tired"
  8. "Levitate Me"

Personnel

For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Buckley, Peter [2003] (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides, 793. ISBN 1843531054. Retrieved on 21 March. 
  2. ^ Sisario, Ben. Doolittle 33⅓. Continuum, 2006. ISBN 0-8264-1774-4, p. 18
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
  4. ^ New Musical Express, October 1987
  5. ^ Q Magazine, December 1987
  6. ^ Sounds Magazine, December 1987

is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

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The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... Surfer Rosa is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD.[2] The albums unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a... Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The albums offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the then newly hired producer Gil... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... Complete B Sides is a compilation record by the Pixies. ... Death to the Pixies was the first Pixies compilation covering the years 1987-1991. ... Pixies at the BBC is a complitation of live BBC radio sessions by the alternative rock band, the Pixies. ... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ... Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Velouria is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and the first [[single (music)|single] to be taken from it, released in July 1990. ... Dig for Fire is an alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1990 album Bossanova, and also a single released in October 1990 off that album. ... Planet of Sound is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, the first single to be released from that album. ... Alec Eiffel is a alternative rock song by the Pixies from their 1991 album Trompe le Monde, also released as a single. ... Debaser is a song by the alternative rock band Pixies. ... Bam Thwok was the first new recording by bostonian band The Pixies since their break up in 1993. ... // Categories: | ... This is a comprehensive list of songs by the Pixies, an American alternative rock band. ... The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1977 as a folk rock duo featuring twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal of Dayton, Ohio which played country covers at truck stops and bars and dissipated in the early 80s, only to be revived as a side project in... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... The Amps are an indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio. ... The Martinis are a rock band consisting of Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and his wife Linda Mallari along with drummer Dawn Richardson and bassist Rachel Haden. ... This is an alphabetized list of tribute albums to the American alternative rock band Pixies. ...

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