The Pigeon Is the Most Popular Bird (30th Anniversary Reissue) (CD)


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Sub Pop is thrilled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Six Finger Satellite's debut album The Pigeon Is the Most Popular Bird with a new, fully remastered CD and double-LP reissue.

Formed in 1990 in Providence, Rhode Island by J. Ryan (singer/keyboards), John MacLean (guitar), Peter Phillips (guitar), Chris Dixon (bass), and Rick Pelletier (drums), Six Finger Satellite quickly signed to Sub Pop and released the band’s first demo tape as the Weapon EP.

Following Weapon, Dixon left the group and was replaced by Kurt Niemand, and the band quickly jumped into making their debut full-length with Bob Weston (of Shellac, who later named a single The Bird Is the Most Popular Finger in honor of Six Finger Satellite). Released in 1993, The Pigeon Is the Most Popular Bird was the first release to truly capture the adventurous, biting spirit and sound of Six Finger Satellite.

The album is a landmark of noisy, distressing post-punk, drawing influence from Gang of Four, The Birthday Party, and Wire while adding a healthy dose of the band’s own, unique sonic antagonism. Amongst the brittle rock tracks, The Pigeon Is the Most Popular Bird has dashes of ahead-of-their-time keyboard and studio experiments that became more prominent on the band’s later albums, presaging LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records, and much of the early-2000s post-punk revival.


1. Home for the Holy Day
2. Laughing Larry
3. Funny Like a Clown
4. Deadpan
5. Hi-Lo Jerk
6. Love (Via Satellite)
7. Save the Last Dance for Larry
8. Solitary Hiro
9. Neuro-Harmonic Conspiracy
10. Takes One to Know One
11. Love (Via Satellite) 
12. Save the Last Dance for Larry
13. Solitary Hiro 
14. Neuro-Harmonic Conspiracy
15. Takes One to Know One

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