In a one on one conversation with Total Order editor Michael Presti, Joey Santiago of the groundbreaking group The Pixies, shares some thoughts on the 30th anniversary of "Surfer Rosa" the bands debut release. "We kind of knew we had something special going on. We were already playing live in Boston and we started selling out the weekdays, and then we became a weekend band and then we played The Paradise. So we had these live moments that we knew were getting accepted so recording the album after that was just another validation you know?" "We were unique. Speaking for myself when you hear other musicians that you admire you want to leave them alone, you know? So you dont sound like another Hendricks, another Richards. That was it, we were just leaving people alone and eventually you just paint yourself in a corner right?"