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Posted on Apr 03, 2014 02:38 pm
Have you ever wanted to ask the Pixies a personal question? Well, now's your chance!
We're going to take your questions to Joey Santiago next week or so. All you have to do is pose your question in the comments below, and we'll take the best and most popular to him in our interview.
Pixies are back with "Indie Cindy," their first album in 23 years - isn't it a reason to pay your attention?
Ask anything you like. Remember, good questions are open ended - it's better to ask something that starts with "how" than "what" which usually leads to one words answers, for example. It's a great chance to get to know Joey and the band better than ever, so post your questions below and we'll post the results after speaking to him. Thanks!
I just started reading the book about the legendary City Gardens venue (which I know you guys have played at) and find it fascinating how everybody seems to agree that it was a real sh*thole and yet people seem to have the fondest memories of these kinds of places
Is this something you can relate to from a musician's point of view, or do you generally prefer to play at more music venues that have a more 'professional' vibe about them?
Cheers, looking forward to see you guys in Holland in a couple of months!
"...at more music venues that have a more..."
Dang, should've proofread that
Huge fan. I was wondering; you have also composed music for film and other media - how do you find this method of composing vs a band composition? and do you have a preference?
Also - for those interested in soundtracking - what advice would you give them?
It's hard to pick one, but the solo in "Hey" has always been a stand out piece for me of your work - understated, cool and great fun to play.
How do you feel the new album will compare to your previous work (stylistically, lyrically, etc.)?
Are you thinking of finding a permanent bassist?
If you had the opportunity (like we have now) to ask one of your favourite musicians any question, who would it be and what would you ask him/her? (living, dead or anything in between)
First off this is awesome ug, you guys gotta do stuff like this more often... and for my question, many bands have been influenced by the pixies what newer bands have you been listening to lately and there have been many covers of your songs what are some of your favorite covers
What's with your obsession of bass players named Kim?
What do you consider to be your most underrated song? I guess also, what do you consider to be your most overrated song?
What is your opinion on young peoples current indie music scene opposed to how it was in your earlier years?
How does it feel having so many young musicians siting you as an inspiration?
Has your perception of Where Is My Mind changed since it became the anthem for every frat/jock in the country?
Stylistically, where do you think the new material fits in with the Pixies catalog and sound?
How are you ?
What album are you personally most proud of? I feel that Trompe le Monde has the most interesting guitar work of the first 4 albums.
If you could form a super group. Who would you want to be in it?
You're already part of alt rock history! With this in mind:
1) What's your motivation to keep playing with the Pixies?
2) Does the band have any targets? Is there something you collectively want to achieve?
See you in Porto in June!
Is there a song that, if you could, you would take out from your discography?
A bit predictable, but I'm very curious - how do you achieve your sound, in terms of gear (amps, pedals, etc.)?
How did you like the new Hobbit movie?
What about eggs?
What is the maximum airspeed of an unladen African swallow?
Why have you remained so loyal to Gibson guitars?
PLEASE PLAY DEBASER WHEN YOU'RE IN MANCHESTER LATER THIS YEAR
What is the process for writing songs for the Pixies?
Does Frank write up some lyrics and you all sort of jam over them until there is a song or what? Do you write words first and then the music, or vis-a-vis?
What is each of your favourite instrument?
Any awesome current bands that you guys know about that we should check out?
How can I play guitar like Joey Santiago?
Do you think the band is the less without Kim Deal?
How do you feel about returning to Glastonbury? And how do you rate it as a festival?
What was the inspiration for the quiet and loud formula on the classic pixies songs?
Does it add pressure to you as a musician/band knowing that bands like Nirvana and Radiohead were influenced by you and your sound? Also do you feel ripped off when bands try to cop your sound, or are you excited by it?
What would you consider your best piece of work, whether it's an entire album, song or just a riff within a song. Thanks!
- Andrey M.
Is there any song or a part of a song from the Pixies catalogue that you wanted re-record or take out?
Exactly how and when did you decide to record a full album again? Was it the plan since the beginning? Or EP1 just evolved that way?
What "Down to the well" song is about?
And yeah Joey, why are you so f*cking underrated?
Everyone I know who knows them loves them!
I mean him personally as guitarist, not Pixies as band. Those riffs from Here comes your man, Down to the well and some other songs were good.
What is your favorite U.S. state to play a Pixies show in?
Follow-up: What is the worst U.S. state to play a Pixies show in?