Come on, Kim Deal was always the coolest person in the Pixies, even when she was Mrs John Murphy. Monkey Gone To Heaven. Gigantic. You see? So what could be better than another Deal in the band? As the father of twins I can vouch for how little they can get along at times, so I can understand why it all fell apart (even without the heroin), but what a divine thing they left behind for us all.
They played at the Big Day Out too, just before the Pumpkins, and even though Last Splash was good everyone was waiting for this. We all knew the story about the bass line at the start being a mistake (because who wouldn’t make a mistake when you’re playing bass in Kim Deal’s band, and she’s right there watching you) when Kim said that sounds cool, let’s leave it in. So when they finally started and the bass player got the wrong bit a different shade of wrong, we all laughed. And then Kim said “shush”, and we did.
And then they nailed it, and we went crazy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxvkI9MTQw4