Kim Deal (The Pixies, The Breeders)

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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.

Dig Kim and The Pixies “Debaser”