a vinyl reissue remastered from original tapes. 'come on pilgrim' was a cut-and-paste job from their impressive demo tape, known as the purple tape, paid for black francis' dad. this 8 track 20 minute mini album was first released in 1987 and was a perfect glimpse of the the spooky, theatrical vision the group brought to their simple guitar-bass-drums lineup. francis' unearthly shriek of a voice, david lovering's propulsive drumming, joey santiago's insistent, prickly guitar playing, and kim deal's sugar-and-sandpaper vocals and steady bass lines arrives fully formed on songs like the bouncy, yet twisted, surfer-girl ode 'ed is dead'. 'come on pilgrim' remains as raw, vibrant, and engaging as the day it was recorded.