Surfer Rosa


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Surfer Rosa established the Pixies as an essential indie rock band, and also established Albini's reputation as a highly innovative record producer.   Nirvana's Kurt Cobain frequently cited Surfer Rosa as one of his major musical influences.

Originally titled "Gigantic", this 1988 release was the Boston quartet's first full-length recording.   It established the Pixies almost instantly as an exciting and essential band on the national indie scene and a distinct place in the history of Punk.   Producer/Engineer Steve Albini created both a compulsive and hypnotic 'in your face' rush in the economy of each song, while still retaining the band's cryptic quirkiness.

Surfer Rosa has been re-mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab from recently discovered, first-generation analog original master tapes.

  • In 2001 Q magazine named Surfer Rosa as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums Of All Time.

  • In 2003, the album was ranked number 315 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  • Surfa Rosa is also number 6 on Spin Magazine's list of the greatest 100 albums of 1985-2005.

  • Pakaged in New Numbered Limited Edition Mini LP Style Packaging!

      1. Bone Machine
      2. Break My Body
      3. Something Against You
      4. Broken Face
      5. Gigantic
      6. River Euphrates
      7. Where Is My Mind?
      8. Cactus
      9. Tony's Theme
    10. Oh My Golly
    11. Vamos
    12. I'm Amazed
    13. Brick Is Red

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