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Watch: Pixies share video for “What Goes Boom”, actually blow up guitarist Joey Santiago

on November 19, 2013, 1:30pm

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Pixies return today with the video for “What Goes Boom”, off their recent EP-1. “Our original vision… was to create an homage to a central, dramatic scene in Star Wars,” frontman Frank Black explained to NPR. “But, after that idea proved a bit too costly to produce, we decided the next best thing was to blow up [guitarist] Joey Santiago in the desert – the compromises we make for our art.”

Does the band just really like to make stuff go kablewy, or are they (subconsciously?) working out some other line-up related tensions? Ponder away as you watch below.

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