It's gray and rainy here in the Northwest today, following some beautiful glimpses of spring…not very inspiring when you're ready for winter to end. But on the way to work, Cannonball came on the radio, immediately shedding some light on the gloomy day, which started a listening trend that made the day better…rockin' with Kim. I love Kim Deal, whether she is just singing, or playing bass, or wrote the song, or all of the above. Here are some rocking Kim tunes to put a little light in your day…
1) Cannonball – The Breeders
Yes, it was overplayed when released, but still so, so wonderful.
2) Gigantic – The Pixies
Frank Black/Black Francis (or whatever name you choose to use) didn't let her write much for the Pixies, but he should have. Example A: Gigantic.
3) Iris – The Breeders
The Breeders, in all of their Pod glory.
4) Silver – The Pixies
Example B: Kim co-wrote Silver, which is from one of my all-time favorite albums ever, Doolittle.
5) Tipp City – The Amps
There is too little of The Amps in the world.
6) Little Trouble Girl – Sonic Youth
Kim lending her awesome voice to another awesome band.
7) Bam Thwok – The Pixies
Example C: This song was meant for Shrek 2, of all things…but is much better than that.
8) Fate to Fatal – The Breeders
The Breeders most recent effort doesn't have much content, but this song alone makes it worthwhile for me.