Even though he is co-founder, Joey Santiago
is (unfortunately) one of the two lesser known Pixies
. As the lead guitarist
, Santiago's talents
contributed more than most people realize to the music of The Pixies
-- it really was as much his sound
as it was Black Francis
's. Santiago was also one of the softer-spoken member
s of the band, and as such, there are few interviews
, and thus nice quotes to be had.
After the Pixies split, Santiago laid low, helping Black Francis/Frank Black/Charles Kitteridge, IV with his solo work on occasions, and playing with his wife in The Martinis. He also produced several albums, and helped mix for the Foo Fighters and Belly.
It may also be interesting to note that he is the "Joe" mentioned in the two songs "Monkey Goes to Heaven" and "Trompe le Monde".