Come On Pilgrim/ Surfer Rosa/ Doolittle is a single immutable organism of sheer joy. The idea of separating something perfect feels.... The only word is sacrilegious. If u don't have things in your life where adoration turns to something more akin to fascism, you ain't living. I'm not rational on this subject.
Once Frank imposes his will on Kim and pushes her out they aren't really the same band. As in they aren't perfect anymore but still the best.
The section of Surfer Rosa from Break My Body to Where Is My Mind? is extraordinary and breath taking.
They have been here all summer playing the nonstop festival circuit. They seem much more relaxed. They come to be worshipped now. Possibly they struggled with people not recognising their brilliance first time round- it seems inconceivable now but we fell very hard for them back then. There just weren't enough of us.