You guys may recall that on the CD insert of one of its final issues, (Mars Volta’s on the cover) Harp Magazine featured Rhett Miller covering the Pixies “Wave of Mutilation” in a terrific acoustic arrangement with a wild psychobilly guitar break. Then, when Rhett mentioned at some of his shows that “contractual issues” prevented him from crediting the player involved, I became really intrigued, and began asking around various lists to see if anyone could tell me exactly who played with Rhett on that already hard-to-find track.
Well recently I got a note from someone, who shall remain nameless (but you know who you are, so thank you!) and it seems Rhett has recently let slip that the guitar player involved is none other than The Pixies own Joey Santiago. Neat, eh? Now good luck finding that CD! – frank