Happy 28th Anniversary, Surfer Rosa!

I wrote an earlier version of this autobiographical bow-down to Pixies’ immortal Surfer Rosa in 2003 for Morphizm and PopMatters, when news of the tumultuous band’s longshot reunion started to bubble up. I covered that momentous convergence for Salon and AlterNet, and have since worked the Pixies beat for Wired and Rolling Stone.

But my early love letter to Surfer Rosa still holds true today. The bad news is that we are much older. The good news is that Surfer Rosa lives on forever.

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