Former bass player of Pixies talks about how the band’s manager gave her the shocking news.
After the unexpected departure of Kim Deal earlier this year, Pixies got the ball rolling again with Muff’s bass player Kim Shattuck but let her go on November. Although there isn’t any hint of a particular reason for making this decision, Shattuck talked of personality differences as well as an incident which might have been good enough cause to dismiss her.
The bassist also commented on how being fired over the phone wasn’t exactly what she expected. “I would have preferred if they told me face to face, but they’re nice people” she continued:
I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, ‘We love you, New Kim!’ We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: ‘The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.’ I was shocked…
I get the feeling they’re more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren’t thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, ‘Really, for my own safety?’ And he said, ‘No, because the Pixies don’t do that.’
With much to look ahead for 2014, Pixies announced Paz Lenchantin from A Perfect Circle, Zwan and Entrance Band as their new touring bassist.