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Oct 18th 2017 @ Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO
I Was There
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
7:00 PM
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Joey Santiago, lead guitarist for alt-rock band the Pixies, was never into playing fast. He says it’s just too much work.
“There were enough people doing it,” Santiago says of the guitar shredders. “I wasn’t going to join that bandwagon at all. I couldn’t remember anything about it other than, ‘Wow, that’s fast!’ Really, that’s all you’re going to say about it. Yeah, it’s fast. But if you listen to the phrasing of George Harrison and other guitar players like that, it’s like, ‘That’s more my speed right there.’ I mean, I try to have a slower hand than [Eric] Clapton. I have a syrup hand. Maple, not corn syrup.”
Read more here: Pixies Guitarist Joey Santiago Has a Slower Hand Than Eric Clapton