Last Tuesday night, while driving west on Sunset from Los Feliz through Hollywood, en route to see Magnolia Electric Co. open for Son Volt, I listened to The Pixies debut EP Come On Pilgrim, in it’s entirety, for the first time in years. I was consumed by it, and listened again, twice, on the way back home.
Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde certainly have their moments, not to mention, a place in my heart, but these original three releases document a band at their creative zenith carving out a sound in the late 1980s all their own.
Below: Listen to “Ed Is Dead” off Come On Pilgrim and note Joey Santiago’s guitar sound and tone. It helped define the Pixies, and still sounds remarkably the same with his current band The Martinis, today.