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    The SPIN Interview: Kim Deal

    After 20 years, Kim Deal has made her peace with the fact that the rock lifestyle and stable relationships might not go together. "Maybe it's because I look like a guy," she deadpans. "I'm just like, whatever, friend zone is cool."Past its drab downtown center, Dayton, Ohio, gives way to suburban sprawl — ranch houses on quiet, tree-lined streets. Kim Deal lives in one of these — with her parents. The Pixies bassist/Breeders leader/indie heroine has owned her own place, just around the block, since 1990; that's the house cluttered with recording equipment and guitars, the house where she writes songs with her twin sister, Kelley, who herself lives just a couple minutes away.

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