Surfer Rosa

PixiesMarch 21, 1988
'80s Alternative℗ 1988 4AD Ltd
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Surfer Rosa is the debut studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British label 4AD. It was produced by Steve Albini. Surfer Rosa contains many of the elements of Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico. It includes references to mutilation and voyeurism alongside experimental recording techniques and a distinctive drum sound.
As 4AD was an independent label, distribution in the United States was handled by British label Rough Trade Records; however, it failed to chart in either country. Only one single was released, a rerecorded version of "Gigantic", and reached number 93 on the UK Singles Chart. Surfer Rosa was rereleased in the US by Elektra Records in 1992, and in 2005 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Surfer Rosa is often included on critics' lists of the best rock albums. Alternative rock artists including Billy Corgan and PJ Harvey have cited it as an inspiration; it was an influence on Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind, and the band hired Albini to record their 1993 album In Utero.

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Bone Machine3:05
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Break My Body2:08
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Something Against You1:50
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Broken Face1:32
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Gigantic3:57
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River Euphrates2:34
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Where Is My Mind?3:56
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Cactus2:18
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Tony's Theme1:54
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Oh My Golly!2:35
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Vamos (Surfer Rosa)4:24
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I'm Amazed1:45
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Brick Is Red2:02
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Additional Information

Total length
34:00
Tracks
13
Released
March 21, 1988
Label
℗ 1988 4AD Ltd
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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Playback information
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