That cinnamon candy heart on the cover of the Breeders’ second album, Last Splash, is actually a piece of liver-kinda symbolic of the meat within the Dayton, Ohio, band’s deceptively pretty, feedback-heavy rock. Headed by sweet- voiced guitarist and ex-Pixie Kim Deal (official pomo poster girl), the Breeders include Kim’s twin, Kelley Deal, on guitar and vocals; Josephine Wiggs on bass; and lone guy Jim MacPherson on drums. Kim says she and Kelley are tired of twin questions, and the whole band likes to drink chocolate shakes. Below are Kim’s answers to 10 other deeply personal questions. How do you feel about hygiene? It’s totally overrated.
Do some bands sound better on vinyl? Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd-I’ve memorized the entire Animals album-and I know what it’s supposed to sound like. But on CD, I could hear all this stuff I could never hear before. It shocked me, and I didn’t like it as much.
Are you a collector of anything? No, I lose everything.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? A double-dip cone of pralines & cream and chocolate mint chip, with pralines on top because that gets melty first.
Which song do you wish you had written? ”When the Saints Go Marching In.”
What’s your favorite childhood memory? Walking to school with Kelley when we were in elementary school. We’d have Pop-Tarts for breakfast and we’d get these sugar highs. We just had the funnest time, and we were always late. It wasn’t on purpose; we just didn’t have any concept of time.
What TV show do you never miss? Star Trek: The Next Generation, because everyone works together to solve problems-and there are aliens.
What three items are always in your refrigerator? Beer, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and mold.
Are birthdays a problem for you? We just had one, and Kelley says we’re 42, so age is a problem for us, I guess.
What was the best birthday present you ever received? Kelley.