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Hello Goodbye: Joey Santiago & The Pixies

Martin Aston, MOJO, December 1997

HELLO – September 1986

CHARLES [FRANCIS] and I were suite-mates rather than room-mates at the University of Massachusetts. Like me, he'd gone to college in the hopes of starting a band. He had this knack of writing original songs – his early tunes were much more innocent-sounding but bits of them eventually made it onto record, like the riff to 'U-Mass' and the opening riff to 'Levitate Me'.

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