Uh-Oh: Trouble in Pixies Land

The Pixies were always a fragile construct.  The fact that they lasted almost ten years into their reunion could be interpreted as proof of the existence of God.  But even God can’t hold this band together.  

From the Pixies Facebook page:

We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.

-Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering

Thanks to Mark for the tip.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Uh-Oh: Trouble in Pixies Land

  • June 15, 2013 at 2:21 am
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    I don't know that it's necessarily trouble, I saw them twice in the last few years and both times they were great but it can't be that much fun being an eternal Greatest Hits act. I saw Kim playing in Toronto a few weeks ago with The Breeders, they all looked really healthy and happy and like they were having fun; she's been writing new music for a while with them and she has refused to do so with the Pixies, so I'm guessing it was always going to end like this. Kim and BF together in the studio for an extended period isn't a healthy thing, I believe.

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