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If Pixies record a new album, it’s all Bono’s fault

By | Published on Wednesday 4 May 2011


I like the fact that, despite getting back together in 2004, Pixies have never recorded a new album. On the whole, bands who succumb to the desire to get back together would do well to follow this lead. Though it’s probably easier to do if you don’t have Bono yabbering in your ear all the bloody time.

Guitarist Joey Santiago recently told Spinner: “Bono even asked… He’s like, ‘Please make a record!’ Goddamn, we can’t leave that unturned. That would frustrate me. It would. I think we should do it. But it’s up to everybody”.

Of course, Santiago and drummer David Lovering have been more vocal about wanting to record new material in the past. Main songwriters Frank Black and Kim Deal have generally been more tight-lipped on the matter. Hopefully they recognise that if you want advice on recording new albums that maintain the quality levels of your early work later in your career, Bono is not the man to talk to.