Do you remember when there was no internet? And we spent hours in record stores and our friends’ rooms searching for new music to listen to. I do. And I remember very well how emotional I felt every time I bought a new vinyl, and how that feeling lasted for months, until I bought another record. And I remember the first time Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay” played on my old record player, or Ben E. King’s “Stand by me”. But what I will never ever forget was the first time I heard “Hey” by The Pixies. I had never heard anything like it. I became so obsessed with the band and the song, that I made a whole tape with only “Hey” on it. I still have it. And still today it’s impossible for me to listen to the song only once.
The album “Doolittle” changed my life. For a long time when anyone asked me what I wanted to be as a grown-up, I answered: Kim Deal.
Later Pavement would come into my life, but that’s a whole other story.