How The Pixies Handled Kim Deal's Departure PERFECTLY!

When Kim Deal announced that she was leaving The Pixies last month, there was hardly time to even consider whether the band would even try to replace her before they issued their own statement saying they were simply "moving on. Oh, and by the way, here's our new song."

In nine out of ten cases, the new song flat-out sucks, right? Needless to say, I clicked the PLAY button with just a tad bit of hesitation, expecting to be disappointed. After all, this was a band that said at one point that they would never release new material since, I guess, their early stuff was all we could handle (which I completely agreed with at the time, by the way). Turns out "Bagboy" is a stone-cold sleeper that rivals anything from their catalog. A more streamlined "Monkey Gone To Heaven", if you want to boil it down to the essentials.

But what would they do when it came to touring?  Would they hire some dude to fill Kim's shoes?

Ye of little faith. The Pixies hit an inside-the-park homer when they announced their decision to replace Kim Deal with none other than Kim Shattuck of The Muffs.  Back when I was stationed on the L.A. rock scene, Shattuck literally yanked me out of Club Spaceland and forced me to walk her to her house.  In the five minutes it took us to get there, she struck me as a supremely unique woman who deserved all the success that came her way.

So it's cool to see her get this gig.  It makes sense and I think her enthusiasm & gusto could very well inspire Black and Co. to reach new heights.
Crazier things have happened.

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1 comment:

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