“Kim invited me to join and asked, ‘What do you want to play?’ I said lead guitar – frankly, I was surprised she said yes”: Kelley Deal couldn’t play guitar when she joined the Breeders. A year later, she recorded a ’90s alt-rock masterpiece

by GuitarDomain

Given the idiosyncratic nature of the guitars featured on the Breeders’ 1993 smash Last Splash, it’s hard to believe that Kelley Deal only picked up guitar a year or two before its recording.

Don’t believe it? Just ask her: “All through school, I played drums,” she reveals. “I even took private lessons and was very much into the drums. And then, when Kim [Deal] and I started playing locally, she was on guitar; I got a bass guitar, an Aria Pro II. And it was that same Aria that Kim ‘borrowed’ before she went off to Boston to play with the Pixies.”

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