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(New Musical Express)   According to Frank Black, the Pixies found it "impossible" to replace Kim Deal, something they've done twice already since reuniting   (nme.com) divider line 32
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2014-01-08 07:51:56 PM  
Must have been a devil between them, or whores in his head.
 
2014-01-08 08:00:13 PM  
They needed someone who wouldn't just gouge away at the bass.
 
2014-01-08 08:32:34 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-08 09:18:43 PM  
FFS subby, would it hurt to actually read the goddamn article? How the fark did this ever get greened anyway?
 
2014-01-08 09:36:00 PM  
I can't say I've been that jazzed about the Pixies Reunions period, so I just don't care. To me the Pixies were about screaming, and Black Francis didn't deliver, at least in the DVD I saw.
 
2014-01-08 09:51:45 PM  
Deal was quoted as saying, "Want you, Koo koo, Cannonball, Want you, Koo koo, Cannonball."
 
2014-01-08 09:55:59 PM  
Came here to talk about how badly the third season of Millennium sucked.
 
2014-01-08 09:58:21 PM  
Why'd Kim D leave this time?
 
2014-01-08 10:13:42 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Why'd Kim D leave this time?


She and Frank Black never got along.
 
2014-01-08 10:35:01 PM  

whidbey: I can't say I've been that jazzed about the Pixies Reunions period, so I just don't care. To me the Pixies were about screaming, and Black Francis didn't deliver, at least in the DVD I saw.


Screaming? Really? I always thought their extreme dynamics (loud quiet loud), oddball lyrics and surf punk guitar were what made them interesting and after seeing them live twice since the reunion a few years back I thought they still delivered considering its been a few years.
 
2014-01-08 10:48:25 PM  
Pixies, to prospective female bassists:

Hey! Been trying to meet ya!
 
2014-01-08 10:49:19 PM  
It's impossible to replace Kim Deal because her sound aesthetic is half the band's sound. If you listen to the Breeders and Frank Black's early stuff, you could overlay the records and it would magically become a Pixies album.
 
2014-01-08 10:50:12 PM  

Fart_Machine: PC LOAD LETTER: Why'd Kim D leave this time?

She and Frank Black never got along.


Reportedly she quickly realized she still didn't like Frank Black, so she left, and focused full-time on her 61 stop world tour with the Breeders. Probably similar amount of money to play her music with people she actually likes (or at least doesn't dislike).
 
2014-01-08 10:53:57 PM  
Please play ACL. Please play ACL.Please play ACL. Please play ACL. Please play ACL. Please play ACL. Please play ACL. Please play ACL.
 
2014-01-08 11:17:05 PM  
CSB.

My friend's son works on the road crew for the band. According to him, it's Kim's out of control heroin habit that caused the rift.

Yeah, grain of salt and all that. But he told me all of this last March; Kim Deal was on her way out.
 
2014-01-08 11:22:06 PM  
I don't care how much smack kim wants to do

there is no pixies without her. NO DEAL NO PIXIES NO DEAL, you fat fark!
 
2014-01-08 11:25:44 PM  
Kim Shattuck is awesome.  That is all.

/call me
 
2014-01-09 12:53:57 AM  

Omahawg: I don't care how much smack kim wants to do

there is no pixies without her. NO DEAL NO PIXIES NO DEAL, you fat fark!


I thought Kelly was the smackhead one?
 
2014-01-09 01:02:30 AM  
Frank Black (i.e.  Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV ) is acoont.
 
2014-01-09 01:15:11 AM  

pocketrubbish: whidbey: I can't say I've been that jazzed about the Pixies Reunions period, so I just don't care. To me the Pixies were about screaming, and Black Francis didn't deliver, at least in the DVD I saw.

Screaming? Really? I always thought their extreme dynamics (loud quiet loud), oddball lyrics and surf punk guitar were what made them interesting and after seeing them live twice since the reunion a few years back I thought they still delivered considering its been a few years.


Well see there's your critic's evaluation of them, and then there's what they meant to me. Not sure if it's because of age or whether it was a personal decision, but I noticed that a lot of the really intense vocal shiat I liked was toned down live. Maybe he really let loose when you saw them. The core of the songs were there, but not as primal as I enjoyed in the past.
 
2014-01-09 05:56:49 AM  
I don't get it. When I listen to the pixies all I hear is suck.
 
2014-01-09 06:55:39 AM  

goodwynn: I don't get it. When I listen to the pixies all I hear is suck.


I thought I was alone.

I wouldn't say suck, but for as much as I like all the indie bands from around that time, Pixies never really did much for me. Way too much farking around.
 
2014-01-09 06:58:41 AM  

goodwynn: I don't get it. When I listen to the pixies all I hear is suck.


I don't think I've ever head any of their songs. I could be wrong but I probably wouldn't know it was them if I did.
 
2014-01-09 07:17:36 AM  
Why is she always `Kim Deal` even when her friends talk about her and not just Kim?

"Oh, hi Kim Deal, how are you doing?"

No wonder she left.
 
2014-01-09 09:05:54 AM  
rocknoize.com.br

replacements are rarely as good as the original
 
2014-01-09 09:31:53 AM  
So I guess Frank Black (aka Black Francis, real name Charles Thompson) is going by the name "David Lovering" now...interesting, that is their drummers name....must be pretty confusing for them...
 
2014-01-09 10:05:00 AM  
 
2014-01-09 10:24:46 AM  

contrapunctus: CSB.

My friend's son works on the road crew for the band. According to him, it's Kim's out of control heroin habit that caused the rift.

Yeah, grain of salt and all that. But he told me all of this last March; Kim Deal was on her way out.


Real shame that both of the Deal sisters have had drug problems.
 
2014-01-09 11:34:54 AM  
The Pixies with no Kim Deal is like the Kinks with no Ray Davies. Pass.
 
2014-01-09 11:35:35 AM  
DAVE Davies. Dammit.

More coffee, please.
 
2014-01-09 12:19:34 PM  
cause she was the best part of that band & was able to be good after the pixies?  that's my vote
 
2014-01-09 03:32:42 PM  
Some bands are simply meant to be together for a short period of time, do their thing, and then move on. It's like some of the women I dated in college. At the time we were both in the same place, had similar interests, and enjoyed similar things. But now that years have passed, we've moved in different directions, not just in physical location but also in goals and responsibilities. That doesn't mean the relationships shouldn't have happened. They were right for that moment in time. Trying to recreate what is gone only soils the memory of what once was. Hooking up with a 38 year old single mom of three kids in her suburban McMansion because you use to screw like crazed weasels at 18 on every surface in your dorm room isn't going to magically make either of you what you once were.

The Pixies were a product of their time. They didn't even produce that much music but what they did produce was influential. Let it go. We have recordings of what they did when they were together. We don't need a poor imitation of what once was.
 
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