The Breeders

Cannonball

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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.

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