Originally Posted by Chris Lawrence
He borrowed it from Pavement for the Psychic Hearts material (Malkmus's tuning is actually CGDGBE, so Thurston added the unison Bs). All of Psychic Hearts is in that tuning. Most of A Thousand Leaves is, too. Then he used a modified version of that for the 2000s.
Anyway, the intro to Burroughs is the open B strings, so I think that settles that!
Thanx a mill for this post.