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Kim Deal & Tanya Donelly: A conversation about Belly, the Breeders, Throwing Muses, the Pixies & alternatives

Evelyn McDonnell, Musician, September 1993

STROLL INTO the Dayton, Ohio, house shared by twins Kim and Kelley Deal on a muggy summer afternoon and step over a clutter of CDs, cracker boxes, papers, ashtrays and soda cans that warns you: These people party. It's 1:30, and you've woken the Deals up. Kim rolls a joint and pats black shoe polish over the gray in her hair. Kelley offers you a Mountain Dew from the two-door refrigerator in the eat-in kitchen with black and white floor tiles. The green lawn, the bathroom with pink and green ceramic, the wall-to-wall carpeting, the basement where the band practices: The suburban America that punk once tried to tear apart has become the alternative nation's rec room.

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