This track is from the Pixies’ Purple Tape (aka Demos aka EP), a 9-song release from the band’s first demo tape recorded with Gary Smith in 1987. It’s been unavailable in the US for more than 10 years, but through a special agreement between the band and Cooking Vinyl, it’s finally back.
In my opinion, this recording captures the best of the Pixies. They’re young, raw, and can barely play their instruments, but they already have their now-distinctive sound. It’s no mystery why Nirvana cited their influence.
If you’re a Pixies fan and haven’t yet gotten your hands on the Purple Tape, do it now! Stream it from the free iPhone or Android app or get the digital download from the Pixies Store.