Pixies will return to Australia in 2020 for a special performance of their debut EP ‘Come On Pilgrim’ and first album ‘Surfer Rosa’.
The EP (or as it was called then mini-album) ‘Come On Pilgrim’ (it had eight tracks) was released in October 1987. The released featured two songs in Spanish (‘Vamos’ and ‘Isla de Encanta’ and two that mention incest ‘Nimrod’s Son’ and ‘The Holiday Song’. There were also four songs specifically about Religion )‘Caribou’, ‘Nimrod’s Son’, ‘The Holiday Song’ and ‘Levitate Me’).
‘Surfer Rosa’ was made on a budget on $10,000. Producer Steve Albini received $1500 for his work and no further royalties. The album was such an influence on Kurt Cobain that he chose Albini as the producer for ‘Nevermind’.
Pixies Australian dates 2020
Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday March 10
Fortitude Hall, Brisbane
Friday March 13
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
Saturday March 14
Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Tuesday March 17
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com