Are They Pixies Without Kim Deal?

To me, Kim Deal is an indispensable part of the sound of Pixies. When I heard her sing backup live, I was instantly hooked because she has so much presence and charisma. Her bass playing isn't even the half of it. For her to stand there and do what she does is the essence of rock and roll. She is not merely a chick who sings and plays bass. She just fucking rocks. Period. End of story.