of the Pixies' first recorded material can be found
on this 8 song EP, which runs a little over 18 minutes.
While brief, Come On Pilgrim manages to capture
the essence of the band. "Caribou" starts
things off somewhat slowly, and then leads into "Vamos,"
an upbeat song with some Spanish lyrics. "Isla
de Encanta" is excellent, and then comes "Ed
is Dead" and "Holiday," two very addictive
pop songs. The vocal interaction between Black Francis
and Kim Deal is quite evident on most of the songs,
and the two-guitar element quickly takes form with Joey
Santiago adding melodies around Francis's parts. While
not of the best recording quality, especially compared
to their later Steve Albini produced albums, this EP
still does a great job of establishing the band's sound
and is essential for fans.