Well to be honest Kim was a major force in The Pixies, should they change their name to the New Pixies perhaps? Costello changed the name of his band when Bruce Johnson left. Listening to them now the sound like a shell of a band and who sings Gigantic live? Anyone know any more bands to lose such an important member??
Listening to Bam Thwok, a Kim Deal / Pixies song and you think their new sound is a shell of the original Pixies ! I suggest you get your ears cleaned out. Their new album is terrific, though not Dolittle I grant you, but fantastic for a band 30 years on. Rock on Pixies.