Biography[ edit ] Youth and college[ edit ] Deal was born in Dayton, Ohio. In high school, at Wayne High School in Huber Heights , she was a cheerleader and often got into conflicts with authority. She then became a prolific songwriter, as she found it easier to write songs than cover them. Deal later commented on her songwriting output: We were just trying to figure out how blue rhymes with you.
When I was writing them, they didn't have anything to do with who I was. According to Kelley, they "had the whole thing set up by the time we were 17". They later bought a drum machine "so it would feel like we were more in a band". Please - no chops.
She borrowed her sister Kelley's bass guitar to use in the band. John Murphy" in the liner notes. She chose the name as an ironic feminist joke, after conversing with a lady who wished to be called only by her husband's name as a form of respect.
Doolittle followed a year later, with Deal contributing the song "Silver" and appearing on slide guitar. By this time, however, tensions began to develop between her and Francis, with bickering and standoffs between the two marring the album's recording sessions. This led to increased stress between the band members.
The tension and exhaustion culminated at the end of the US "Fuck or Fight" tour, where they were too tired to attend the end-of-tour party. The band soon announced a hiatus. This album version sample contains the chorus. Problems playing this file? As both bands did not have plans for the short term, Deal discussed possible side-projects with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donnelly.
After rejecting the idea of creating a dance album together, the pair decided to form a new band. The Breeders allowed Deal to become more active in songwriting, and their debut album, Pod , containing mostly Deal-written songs, was recorded in Edinburgh , Scotland by Steve Albini.
Pod, and especially Deal's contribution, was praised by contemporaries; Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain later named the album one of his favorites and remarked: Deal was then fired from The Pixies.
She flew out to Los Angeles to meet with the band. The other members changed their mind and they all began recording the band's next album, Bossanova The recording sessions were fractious, as the band were hardly ever together during the process.
The record went platinum within a year of its release. Although the band went into stasis in when Kelley Deal entered rehab for a heroin addiction, they never officially split up, and in released Title TK TK is a copyediting mark meaning "to come" and is often used when editing drafts to indicate missing information. The Amps and other projects[ edit ] During this eight-year hiatus, Deal kept busy by forming, recording, and touring with The Amps.
The record had an enthusiastic reception from reviewers, but was commercially unsuccessful. She also produced music for other groups, most notably fellow Dayton band Guided by Voices one of the songs on Pacer, "I am Decided," was written by the band's lead singer, Robert Pollard. Pixies reunion and beyond[ edit ] In , Deal returned to a newly reunited The Pixies and toured North America with them. The song " Bam Thwok " was also released this year.
One notable performance included a live taping for the public television program Austin City Limits in October In early April , the Breeders released their fourth full-length studio album, Mountain Battles. On June 14, , it was announced that Deal had left The Pixies. At the same time, she released her first solo single, "Walking with a Killer," and has announced her intention to issue further solo material in On March 2, , the reunited lineup released All Nerve , their first studio album in ten years, to widespread critical acclaim.
She prefers having old strings on a bass. It later reappeared in the Kelley Deal On the Bossanova album, the Precision was used on "Dig for Fire" for its "lazier, growlier sound" that was "not as boingy-boingy-sproingy". Deal described it as having a "weird, organ-y sound".
Guitars[ edit ] When playing acoustic guitars for rhythm, Kim Deal prefers distorting their sound through Marshall amps, particularly liking the resulting low end. Kelley Deal also has the same model, which she received as a Christmas present from her sister in The philosophy carries through the entire production and mastering process, including mixing, editing, sequencing, post-production and the exceptional step of an all-analog direct-metal master for the vinyl LP.
Deal commissioned the All Wave logo in an effort to identify recordings that follow this method of recording, and possibly start a movement.