The Breeders - Last Splash (Vinyl)

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Last Splash is the second album by American indie rock band the Breeders, released on August 31, 1993. Originally formed as a side project for Pixies bassist Kim Deal, the Breeders quickly became her primary recording outlet. Last Splash peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and by June 1994, the album had been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of one million units.

The title of the album is taken from a lyric from its lead single, "Cannonball". The video for "Cannonball" was directed by Spike Jonze and Kim Gordon, and the video for the album's second single "Divine Hammer" was directed by Jonze, Gordon and Richard Kern.

A looped guitar sample of "S.O.S." was used by the English electronic music band the Prodigy in their 1996 hit single "Firestarter". A sample from "I Just Wanna Get Along" was used in another track by the Prodigy called "World's on Fire" from the Invaders Must Die album.

 



If you needed a Kim Deal fix after the Pixies then this is the place to go. Of course Deal's contribution on the last Pixies albums are just bass and backing vocals now and then. As she said it, She become like Bill Wyman. Go to the gig, Play bass, Leave. Kim didn't want to do that. And when the Pixies ended it was her chance to outshine Charles. Its really strange that Kim had her moment in the spotlight here and Charles never ever got mainstream attention after the Pixies. Unlike Pod which has Steve Albini's miminal raw production, This album has the trademark early 90s fuzzy distortion all over it. This album is very much of it time, Like Forever Changes is very much of its decade. Last Splash has the early 90s grunge explostion all over it. Which is not a bad thing at all. I love me some early 90s grunge. It reminds me alott of Sonic Youth's album Dirty, With all the dirty fuzz. Of course I could never not like an album that has Kim Deal on it. This album is not a ground breaking masterpiece, But it does deliver some pretty damn good early 90s Alt rock.

Its strange that this album reminds me of Bossanova. My least favourite Pixies album. Which is no where near a bad album but has its suspect moments. Last Splash does to. Mad Lucas is worthless. Yes a song that has Kim Deal singing lead vocals is worthless. Its just a waste of time. Its the longest song here and the worst. Roi is both good and boring. Drivin on 9 is a strange country song. Its ok but doesn't fit here with all the fuzzy alt pop. But the good is damn good. Cannonball is the biggest song here and the most successful song Kim was ever involved with. It has a killer bass line. Kim sounds adorable as ever. Oh Kim! I love you. Invisible Man has a Shoegaze vibe going on with lots of fuzz and Kim's dreamy vocals. No Aloha is a mix of Surf and grunge and it works. Do You Love Me Now? has some nice noisey guitars and Kim sounding great. Divine Hammer is just wonderful. Its another song with Kim singing about her love of penises. How could someone sing two songs about penises and make them sound so sweet and adorable. Well thats Kim Deal. Saints is another good one. The Roi (Reprise) is better then the first one. I wouldn't call this album a masterpeice or anything but if you want some Kim Deal then come to this. Its not groundbreaking but its fun Girl Grunge from the Deal Sisters. Oh Kim!! I Love you.

By: WilliamofBaskerville


A1 New Year
A2 Cannonball
A3 Invisible Man
A4 No Aloha
A5 Roi
A6 Do You Love Me Now?
A7 Flipside
B1 I Just Wanna Get Along
B2 Mad Lucas
B3 Divine Hammer
B4 S.O.S.
B5 Hag
B6 Saints
B7 Drivin' On 9
B8 Roi (Reprise)



Artwork [Art Direction], Design – Vaughan Oliver
Bass, Vocals, Cello, Double Bass – Josephine Wiggs
Design [Design Assistance] – Paul McMenamin
Drums – Jim MacPherson, Josephine Wiggs (tracks: A5)
Engineer – Daniel Presley (tracks: B3), Mark Freegard (tracks: A1-B2, B4-B8)
Engineer [Assistant] – Andy Taub, Sean Leonard
Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards [Moog, Casiotone] – Kim Deal
Guitar, Vocals, Performer [Kenmore 12-stitch] – Kelley Deal
Lead Vocals – Kelley Deal (tracks: B1)
Photography By – Jason Love
Photography By [Portraits] – Kevin Westenberg
Producer – Kim Deal, Mark Freegard
Violin, Vocals – Carrie Bradley
Notes
All tracks published by Period Music except track 14 published by Buck Tempo Music.

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco. Additional recording at Brilliant Studios, San Francisco and Refraze, Dayton, Ohio. Mixed at The Plant, Sausalito.

Includes a full color, glossy card inner sleeve of artwork, lyrics and credits.
Sequentially listed tracks

Includes MP3 download card

Made in the EU