CNN.com - Pixies: Who needs?record companies? - Aug 12, 2004 "Record companies, schmecord companies," Thompson said. "Who needs 'em?"
"The record business is really bad right now," Thompson, aka Black Francis, said in an interview with The Associated Press after performing recently at the Fuji Rock Festival. "That's not where the money is. The business is with the real customers, the fans. They're the ones who say, 'OK, we'll come and see you perform.' That's who we're trying to connect with."