This Day In Music 10.06.2016
Kimberley Ann Deal is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist (and backup/lead vocalist) of the alternative rock band the Pixies and the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Breeders.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio US on june 10 1961. Deal first joined the Pixies in January 1986 as the band's bassist, adopting the stage name Mrs. John Murphy for the band's releases 'Come On Pilgrim' and 'Surfer Rosa'. Following 'Doolittle' and the Pixies' resulting hiatus, she formed The Breeders with Tanya Donelly and Josephine Wiggs. After the Pixies reconvened in 1990, Deal felt increasingly sidelined by the band's frontman, Black Francis; this led to the Pixies' breakup in early 1993.
Watch Kim Deal playing bass guitar and singing for Pixies' 'Gigantic'
Deal then returned her focus to The Breeders, who released the platinum-selling album 'Last Splash'. In 1994, the band went into hiatus after Deal's identical twin sister, Kelley, entered drug rehabilitation. During The Breeders' eight year break, Deal adopted the stage name Tammy Ampersand and formed The Amps, who recorded a single album, Pacer in 1995. She resumed her role as The Breeders' guitarist for their third album Title TK in 2002, and reunited with the Pixies in 2004. The Breeders released their fourth studio album, Mountain Battles, in 2008.
The Breeders - Happiness Is A Warm Gun (from 'Pod', 1990)
In April 2009, Kim and The Breeders released their third EP, 'Fate t Fatal'. On June 14, 2013, it was announced that Deal had left The Pixies. She has since posted new solo music on her website.
The Amps – Pacer (from 'Pacer', 1995)