Come On Pilgrim
was released in 1987 (in the UK
) under the record label 4AD
and in the US on Rough Trade
. Though somewhat on the short side, the Pixies
' first release (not counting their 1986 demo) proved to be monumental
in stirring up interest
in the Boston
quartet, deemed by the magazine Q
to be "capable of throwing a few spells into the wishing well."
Come On Pilgrim was produced by Gary Smith, with Kim Deal listed in the sleeve as Mrs. John Murphy.
The name "Come on Pilgrim" was lifted off a Larry Norman song, "Watch What You're Doing". Norman's line, "Come on pilgrim, you know he loves you," appears in the song "Levitate Me."
3. Isla de Encanta
4. Ed is Dead
5. The Holiday Song
6. Nimrod's Son
7. I've Been Tired
8. Levitate Me