During a short period of my punk rock obsessed days, I thought of becoming a bass player like Kim Deal. (Thankfully, those days are over. Can you see me as an angsty bassist in a punk rock band, all in black, with shades and my big silver rings, dead-drunk, self-loathing, just waiting to die? No thanks.)
According to Kurt Cobain: if it wasn't for bands like the Pixies, there wouldn't be a Nirvana. The Pixies was the band that inspired the great bands of the 90s, and Kim Deal was responsible for the sweetest bass-lines on the Pixies albums. On top of that, she was also the back-up vocalist, which complimented Frank Black's wailing cries quite well. But nothing last forever, and the band spilt up (though they did a reunion tour a while back). Kim Deal went on to front The Breeders, which produced their platinum album, Last Splash and they also did a gig on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack.
The Breeders has been out of commission for a while, but their new album, Mountain Battles, is scheduled for release this April.
In anticipation, I've pulled out The Breeder's monster hit single, "Cannonball" on Youtube.
Mountain Battles is out April 8, 2008.