If you’re not familiar with Kim Deal herself, she was/is the bassist and backup vocalist in Pixies and rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist in The Breeders. This 7″ is part of a solo series she appears to be embarking on, and the first one slipped out of Sly’s hands I suppose (which released back in January). Michael Nelson over at Stereogum offers a pretty good summary of the A-Side of the track (which I’ve copied in to the Details section below), which is available to stream via the YouTube video I’ve linked below which has an oddly surreal older picture of Deal on TV. When you click the Buy Now link, the 7″ will be on the left. It is $12 shipped for us in the US, and it’s $21 shipped international. See what you think of “Hot Shot” and Nelson’s analysis – I think he might be right. Cheers!
"The first 7‚Ä≥ from Kim Deal‚Äôs single series, ‚ÄúWalking With A Killer‚ÄĚ/‚ÄúDirty Hessians,‚ÄĚ was released in January and sold out of its limited run (1,000 copies) almost instantly. Now, she‚Äôs released sides 3 and 4 of that series, ‚ÄúHot Shot‚ÄĚ b/w ‚ÄúLikkle More,‚ÄĚ whose A-side is available for spinning below. ‚ÄúHot Shot‚ÄĚ has a stripped-down Breeders-y feel, with Deal‚Äôs voice bending over rigid instrumentation. I‚Äôm pretty sure she‚Äôs singing about killing someone with a poisoned spike of heroin. It‚Äôs pretty fucked-up stuff. But Deal makes it sound as sweet as a cold beer on an August afternoon." (via Stereogum)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive