August 3, 2004 at 10:30 am #47209
i just bought this mag called filter today. i’ve never heard of it before, but it was in the Ã‚Â£1 bin, so i figured what the hey…
+ on the last page, there’s a short piece written by joey santiago himself !
people want more
by joey santiago
the pixies rehearsed a few weeks ago, + there were moments when we would finish playing something + someone would say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ why do people want this ?Ã¢â‚¬? kim deal would look up + say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“b/c … my part rules.Ã¢â‚¬? + then it would be someone elseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s turn after another song to say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ok, why do people want this again ?Ã¢â‚¬? + then david would say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“b/c … my part rules.Ã¢â‚¬? we were all having our won little moments of lameness — justifying it to ourselves by getting excited by what we were playing. my part rules.
what other bands would i like to see reunite ? well, i guess that would hinge upon if i even liked going to the shows. i was never one to be an audience member. there are some 60s bands that may be a bit passe-trendy to admit to liking, like os mutantes. now, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to see — maybe just to find out how he gets those guitar sounds. the beatles ? well, band reunions donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work if everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not there. it will never, ever work unless 100 percent of the people are in there + getting treated fairly. it would never, ever work. there is absolutely no way tyranny will prevail this time ! no taxation w/o representation ! + you know what ? even if i canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see the whites of their eyes, iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll still shoot ! (hey, i love everyone. there is absolutely nothing wrong with peace, love + understanding. nothing !)
my wife seems to think that the typical pixies fan is of the more intellectual, nerdy type. i think thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s b/c we were a fucking smart band. a lot of intellectual effort went into putting those songs together. we actually had a marketing rep who would tell us which demographic would like the three-chord changes as opposed to four. he would tell us that demographically, the 4/4 beat is always the winner. with the 6/8, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just trying to be a smartass.
iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still surprised when i hear a pixies song on the radio. i wish, Ã¢â‚¬Å“here comes your manÃ¢â‚¬? was never a single. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really bummed about that. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a misrepresentation. that was out over-the-top prozac moment. we werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like that. i wish they would play something like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“dead.Ã¢â‚¬? thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it. thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what the essence is. Ã¢â‚¬Å“debaserÃ¢â‚¬? — i wish they played that too. maybe weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be more popular. maybe weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d get out of this college rock rut weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather be considered high school rock. it sells more records. high school kids have all the money. the ramones got it right. how boring would rockÃ¢â‚¬â„¢nÃ¢â‚¬â„¢roll high school have been if it was set in college ?
i dropped out of college. all i did was drop out + go to boston w/charles [black francis]. that was it. simple, really. we took out an ad. kim deal was the only one who answered it. she just told me a couple of weeks ago, Ã¢â‚¬Å“that was the only ad i answered.Ã¢â‚¬? + then david came in. thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the story. i guess people just want more.
joey santiago is the guitarist + a founding member of the pixies. his current project, the martinis, will release a new album later this year.August 3, 2004 at 10:31 am #103930
oh yeah, forgot to mention, anyone ever heard the martinis before ?August 3, 2004 at 12:28 pm #103931
Have`nt heard the Martinis yet but heard alot of talk about them
Speaking of reunited bands,I heard that Slint are supposed to play at ATP in December they broke up in 1991 after their famed album Spiderland,they only did 2 albums(Tweez was the first)and became all the rage a year or two after their breakup.The drummer in Slint is Britt Walford,who also played with The Breeders on their first album Pod so there`s the Pixies connectionAugust 3, 2004 at 2:10 pm #103932
thanks for typing the article out for us, rambleon
… interesting to read Joe Santiago’s view on things.August 4, 2004 at 12:38 pm #103933
yeah … a few things there surprised me … like he doesn’t like going to see bands + the college rock rut + the "here comes your man" complaint … actually that didn’t surprise me b/c it is a v.poppy song compared to their others – over here "debaser" is the song the usually play … i wonder who decides what song is released as a single … is it the artist or the record co … or does it depend ?
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