Chatting with Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago

Pixies (clockwise, from top left) Joey Santiago, David Lovering, Kim Deal and Black Francis.
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You guys are playing Doolittle in its entirety each night on this tour. Is it your favorite Pixies album?

It's the best marriage of songs and production. But I have to say, I have an affinity for Bossanova. It's very warm-sounding to me — lush and simple. I like that.

The Pixies breakup is reputed to have been pretty nasty. Do you remember it that way?

It was a bit overblown. Maybe fatigue set in, but I think we got along better than most other bands. We didn't punch each other like the [Kinks'] Davies brothers or anything, you know? And we're enjoying doing it again. We tend to do our own things while we're on the road and then convene onstage.

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In terms of new music, where do things stand?

It's a definite maybe. I'm not being a wiseass. There's a little bit of talk. We're not doing anything going towards it yet, but the idea seems intriguing.

As someone who's done a fair amount of film work, what did you think hearing "Where Is My Mind?" in the final scene of Fight Club?

I love the fact that it had an electronic score, all this electronic stuff going on, and then in the big scene, where these buildings were crumbling down, the first thing you hear was an acoustic guitar. It's one of the best placements of music in film, I think, and not just because we were in it.

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