Here’s the deal -no discussion of the most influential rock ensembles of all time would be complete without citing The Pixies – icons of the indie / alternative rock genre. Responding to a Boston Phoenix advert reading “band seeks bassist into Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul and Mary, please – no chops” Kim Deal borrowed her sister’s bass and went on to anchor the band on several of its classic recordings. A composer, singer, guitarist, recording artist, bandleader, among other roles; Kim the bassist is a no-frills pocket player, pure and (deceptively) simple. Following her stint with The Pixies, Kim commandeered yet another influential outfit -The Breeders, in addition to her solo recordings and one slab as The Amps.
Kim’s choice of bass weaponry includes MusicMan Stingray, Steinberger, Fender Precision, and Gibson Thunderbird.