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Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley Deal, grew up in Dayton, Ohio. When they were teenagers, they formed their own folk-rock duo, The Breeders, playing at local truck stops. In 1986, Kim moved to Boston with her husband, John Murphy. She saw an ad in The Boston Phoenix, looking for a bassist into Peter Paul & Mary and Hüsker Dü. She was the only ... See full bio »

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 2016 Live Boxing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Haye Day II: David Haye vs. Arnold Gjergjaj (2016) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Highlights 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2013 Her (writer: "Off You")
 2012 Knallerfrauen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frauentausch (2012) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 2012 Burning Man: Metropolis (Documentary) (writer: "Firestarter")
 2010/I The Fighter (writer: "Saints")
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (writer: "Cannonball")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 2009 Whip It (writer: "Bang On", "Cannonball")
 2008 MTV Two Takeover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oasis: Noel and Gem (2008) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 2007 The Condemned (writer: "Firestarter")
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles (writer: "Disco Science")
 2006 Kurt Cobain About a Son (Documentary) (writer: "Iris")
 2004 Ladder 49 (writer: "Cannonball")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Firestarter")
 2003 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2003) ... (writer: "DISCO SCIENCE" - uncredited)
 2003 The United States of Leland (writer: "Gigantic")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Vi som älskade varandra så mycket (2002) ... (lyrics: "Cannonball") / (music: "Cannonball")
 2002 A Walk to Remember (writer: "Cannonball")
 2002 May (writer: "Do You Love Me Now?" (1992), "Oh!" (1990))
 2001 Sugar & Spice (writer: "Cannonball")
 2001 Haiku Tunnel (writer: "Debaser")
 2000 Snatch (writer: "DISCO SCIENCE")
 2000 Purely Belter (writer: "FIRESTARTER")
 1999 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TOTP2 Presents the Nineties (1999) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 1997 Brit Awards 1997 (TV Special) (writer: "Firestarter")
 1997 All Over Me (writer: "Empty Glasses" - as K. Deal)
 1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
- Episode dated 4 April 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter")
 1996 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Firestarter" - uncredited)
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino (writer: "Cannonball")
 1994 Love and a .45 (performer: "Love Hurts")
  To Learn to Fly (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Ana se postula (1994) ... (producer: "Cannonball") / (writer: "Cannonball")
 1994 Iris (Video short) (writer: "Iris")
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I wanted to be a cellular biologist. I liked cells. I went to college for a couple of years. I graduated with an associate's degree and was asked to work in a laboratory at a hospital. Then I worked at a biochemical lab doing tests on urine, even sperm counts; sperm was the worst. I mainly worked with blood, though. Then I started getting away from that. I'm hepatitis-positive just because of ... See more »


She was the only one to answer the band ad in the Boston Phoenix wanting a "female bassist/vocalist for high harmonies, no chops". When she joined the Pixies, she played her sister Kelley Deal's Aria Pro bass. She used the Aria to record "Come On Pilgrim" and "Surfer Rosa". Before recording "Doolittle", producer Gil Norton told her she had to buy a better sounding bass. It was then she bought her... See more »


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