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Cannonball - EP

The Breeders

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Album Review

Boasting some of the best B-sides in alternative rock, the Breeders do not disappoint on the first single off of the wonderful Last Splash. "Cannonball" is an absolute classic; a catchy stab at mainstream success that first put them on the map. "Cro-Aloha" is a rough, distorted take on the album's "No Aloha" that makes the song much less mannered than the original version. Their hilariously droll cover of Aerosmith's "Lord of the Thighs" stands as both a tribute and a parody, and "900" is bassist Josephine Wigg's own composition, closer to the depressing indie rock of Slint than Kim Deal's pop numbers. In fact, Wigg sings more on the four songs than either of the Deals, making it far more of a group effort than either of their full length albums. Good stuff from start to finish, this single is one to search for.

Biography

Formed: 1988 in Dayton, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of alternative rock's most promising — and frustrating — bands, the Breeders were conceived initially as a way for Pixies bassist Kim Deal and Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly to let out some suppressed creative energy and to take a break from being the second bananas in each of their main bands. Deal and Donelly both played guitar, leaving bass for Josephine Wiggs of Perfect Disaster. Taking their name from the group Deal led with her twin sister, Kelley, in their teens, the...
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