Pixies Singer Black Francis Says Kim Shattuck Leaving The Band Isn't That Big Of A Deal
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.17.2013
He explains why...
In an interview with Yahoo Music, Pixies singer Black Francis said that bassist Kim Shattuck's departure from the band isn't that big of a deal. Here are highlights:
On why change the lineup: "The big question mark is, if it was going so well, why are you changing it up again?. I guess it's a fair question, but what I would say is, just because some shows went well or a recording session went well with somebody, that doesn't mean that now you guys are married and this is forever. It's not really how it works when you're a band. And it's hard to explain to people, especially if they get emotionally attached to one person."
On not owing fans an explanation: "Frankly you don't want to explain it to anybody – it's a lot of its personal, private s--t. It's like politics and sports and people's personal lives have all been smeared together in this modern world. It's a very presumptuous attitude about a lot of things. [People say] 'Oh you're shifting something in your world – we demand a statement as to why.' I'm not the mayor, this isn't the bus service for a town. This is a rock band. There's been a shift in the lineup, big woop-dee-doo...as far as we're concerned it ain't that big of a deal."
On Shattuck's replacement Paz Lenchantin: "Paz is really good. She's really nice and we played with her a couple of times before. We're very curious about working with her and so we are gonna work with her."