Twins Kim And Kelley Deal The Breeders
January 19, 2012 by staff
Twins Kim And Kelley Deal The Breeders, Kelley Deal (born June 10, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio, United States) is an American musician. The identical twin sister of Kim Deal, she is the lead guitarist of The Breeders, besides having a solo career.
Kelley Deal was born 11 minutes before her sister. The Deal twins grew up in Huber Heights, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. The sisters first played together in their late teens, Kim playing guitar and both sisters singing Hank Williams songs in biker bars. They both had an opportunity to join the Pixies in the mid-’80s, with Kim on bass and Kelley on drums; Kim followed through while Kelley opted to move to California. While Kim made her mark as an indie musician, Kelley worked in computer programming.
In 1989, Kim Deal and Tanya Donelly (lead guitarist of Throwing Muses) formed the next incarnation of The Breeders. Kelley was asked to play on the band’s debut, Pod, but couldn’t get time off from work.
In 1992, Kelley Deal joined the band as third guitarist, even though she didn’t really know how to play. The Safari EP was the first recording she appeared on. Guitarist Tanya Donelly left to form Belly a little after the release of Safari. Kim suggested Kelley should be the band’s new drummer. After Kelley insisted on lead guitar, Kim gave her a crash course on all the songs in the band’s set. Kelley picked up quickly and learned all the lead parts on Pod and the new parts on the album they were about to record, Last Splash. A new drummer from Dayton, Jim MacPherson, joined them. After Last Splash was released in 1993, the band toured, opening for Nirvana, and also got a slot on the Lollapalooza tour in 1994.
Kelley Deal had been addicted to heroin since her teens, and her heroin use became public and problematic in 1994, after the success of Last Splash and extensive touring. She was arrested for possession in the fall of 1994 and entered rehab in Minnesota in 1995, which temporarily halted The Breeders.
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