Kim Deal Biography
Kim Deal born (Kimberley Ann Deal), with her stage name (Mrs. John Murphy)is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is well known for her music world as bassist and co-vocalist in the influential alternative rock band Pixies, before going on to form her own band The Breeders in 1989.
Kim Deal Age
She was born on 10th of June, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. She is 58 years old as of 2019.
Kim Deal Family
She was born to a laser physicist (father) who worked at the nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and her (mother) who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She was raised along with her identical twin sister Kelley Deal an American musician, the lead guitarist and co-vocalist of The Breeders since 1992.
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Through her brother Kevin, Deal met John Murphy, an Air Force defense contractor who had recently moved to Dayton. Murphy and Deal began a romantic liaison. Although Murphy was not a musician himself, he wrote the song “Hoverin’” with Deal. The couple married on Memorial Day, 1985, and moved to Boston, Murphy’s hometown, on January 1986. The couple divorced in 1988.
Kim Deal Children
There is no information about her having children, she has confined her personal.
Kim Deal Education
She got enrolled at Wayne High School in Huber Heights where she was a cheerleader and often got into conflicts with authority. Deal attended seven different colleges, including Ohio State University, but she didn’t graduate from any of them. She later got an associate degree in medical technology from Kettering College of Medical Arts and took several jobs in cellular biology, including working in a hospital laboratory and a biochemical lab.
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Kim along with her twin sister, Kelley, Kim jumped began their music career music-making an early, collaborating with her sibling as a folk-rock duo that played at a variety of venues, including local truck stops.
In their early 20s that Deal began to gain fame. After her marriage in 1983, she and John Murphy her husband moved to Boston where, in 1986, a newspaper ad calling for a bass player caught her attention. She auditioned and then joined the band. The Pixies, a groundbreaking alternative band was formed born.
While playing the shadow of the group’s guitarist and lead singer Black Francis, she adopted the stage name Mrs. John Murphy, helped steer the band toward becoming a critical success. With a sound that mixed surfer rock tones with punk and their own unique alternative approach, The Pixies got influenced the shape and scope of the alternative rock scene of the early 1990s. Kurt Cobain told reporters that Nirvana’s breakthrough song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was “basically trying to rip off the Pixies.”
Her relationship with her band with Francis, in particular, wasn’t always easy. She got frustrated by her lack of creative influence. Sensing things wouldn’t change for her with The Pixies, she sought out different side projects. Deal eventually reached out to Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly, and in 1990 the two formed The Breeders, an off-shoot of a project Kim and her sister Kelley had begun as teenagers. The group would eventually include Kelley Deal in its lineup.
In 1990, the group released its debut album, Pod. Not long after, the group released the EP, Safari. Like her previous work with The Pixies, The Breeders’ music was received well critically but was not a giant commercial success.
In 1993 The Pixies had called it quits and Deal, along with The Breeders excluding Donnelly, who’d left to start a new group, Belly. it released a follow-up album, Last Splash. Backed by the hit single “Cannonball”, the group, which as well featured Jim MacPherson on drums and Josephine Wiggs on bass, became a favorite on MTV and mainstream radio.
Kim Deal Net Worth
Deal has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Kim Deal Pixies Songs | Kim Deal Music
- Come on Pilgrim (EP, 1987)
- Surfer Rosa (1988)
- Doolittle (1989)
- Bossanova (1990)
- Trompe le Monde (1991)
- Pod (1990)
- Safari (EP, 1992)
- Last Splash (1993)
- Live in Stockholm 1994 (Live album, 1994)
- Head to Toe (EP, 1994)
- Title TK (2002)
- Mountain Battles (2008)
- Fate to Fatal (EP, 2009)
- All Nerve (2018)
- The Amps
- Solo 7″ single series
- “Walking With A Killer” b/w “Dirty Hessians” (2012)
- “Hot Shot” b/w “Likkle More” (2013)
- “Are You Mine?” b/w “Wish I Was” (2013)
- “The Root” b/w “Range On Castle” (2014)
- “Biker Gone” b/w “Beautiful Moon Clear” (2014)
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Deal has solid-bodied basses. She initially played an Aria Pro II Cardinal Series in the Pixies, which actually belonged to her sister and the Breeders bandmate Kelley. This guitar can be heard throughout the Pixies’ first two albums, Come On Pilgrim and as well Surfer Rosa, and then again in The Kelley Deal 6000, Kelley’s mid-nineties solo project.
When it came time to record Doolittle, Gil Norton who was the producer insisted that Deal change basses, which she did with a 1962 Fender Precision Reissue. She then continued to use this guitar throughout the years, though by the time of the Pixies’ next album, 1990’s Bossanova, she turned to a new Music Man StingRay.
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