[35], Albini—who has worked on thousands of recordings including albums by Nirvana, Page and Plant, and PJ Harvey[40]—describes his role as more technical than artistic, and prefers to be described as an engineer rather than producer. [93][94] Separate articles in both publications have ranked the Breeders' version of "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" among the best covers of a Beatles song.[95][96]. 4AD0035CD; CD). About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features [2] They recorded Donelly's "Rise" with Throwing Muses' David Narcizo,[1] and planned more originals, as well as a cover of Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Tell Me Something Good". [25], This article is about the alternative rock band. [38] Albini said that "there was a simultaneous charm to Kim's presentation to her music that's both childlike and giddy and also completely mature and kind of dirty ... [it had a] sort of girlish fascination with things that were pretty but it was also kind of horny. To Clifton, it was "plodding",[61] while Reynolds felt it sounded "inhibited, moribund, stilted" and "never [let] it rip like the Pixies". Meanwhile, in New York, Wiggs recorded and co-produced the Kostars' album Klassics with a K, a Luscious Jackson side-project (also touring with them playing drums), released a solo album on the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal label, and released an album on Atlantic Records under the name Dusty Trails with Luscious Jackson keyboardist Vivian Trimble. [85] Cobain's special admiration of Pod and Surfer Rosa—as well as his desire for a similar drum sound, a "natural, powerful sound produced with canny microphone placement rather than phony sounding effects boxes", that he found reminiscent of Aerosmith's Rocks[86]—then led him to select Albini as the producer of Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero. Mountain Battles was released in April 2008 on 4AD. Team producer Gareth Parton. CAD 0006 CD; CD). In 2012, the reunited Last Splash lineup of Kim and Kelley, Macpherson, and Wiggs announced a tour to coincide with a 20th anniversary reissue by 4AD of Last Splash, entitled LSXX. [35] Then 19 years old, Walford was a confident and "hard-hitting" drummer who typically played one of his drums behind the beat. It features Kim and Kelley, Jose Medeles, and Mando Lopez. [53] It was ranked number 463 in NME's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list (2013) and included in The Guardian's 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007). [7][32], Although Deal played bass with the Pixies, she changed to guitar for the Breeders, finding it an easier instrument to manage while singing,[7][33] and so recruited Josephine Wiggs of the Perfect Disaster on bass. In late 2007, rumors that another Breeders album was on the way were confirmed, and Mountain Battles arrived in April 2008. [87] Pod also influenced Courtney Love's songwriting on Live Through This, the second album by her band Hole. Kim Deal asked her twin sister Kelley to join The Breeders in 1992; soon after, Donelly left the group to form Belly. [4] They recruited Carrie Bradley, violinist and vocalist in Boston band Ed's Redeeming Qualities, and recorded a short demo tape. ~ a handful of really exceptional art posters by the great Chris Bigg. They curated an edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2009 in Minehead, England. Album cover designer Vaughan Oliver, who developed a signature abstract style as the 4AD label’s in-house man on top of doing classic work for bands like the Pixies, has died at age 62. Critics praised its dark, sexualized lyrics, and compared it favorably to the Pixies. Several music critics favorably compared the album to Deal's work with the Pixies, among which were William Van Meter, Rob Sheffield, and Steve Kandell of Spin. [50][67] It reached number 22 in the UK,[68] where it was promoted by a full-page ad in Melody Maker,[69] and number 73 in the Netherlands. [70] Pod sold moderately well,[9] although Deal has noted it "never sold [anything]" compared to their next album, Last Splash (1993),[71] which was certified platinum in the US and silver in the UK. [66], The album was widely anticipated by the British music press due to the involvement of Deal and Donelly—known from their highly regarded work with the Pixies and Throwing Muses, respectively—and Albini, who likewise had a strong reputation for his previous engineering work. In 1993, the Pixies broke up, leaving Deal to concentrate on The Breeders as her full-time band. During the band's hiatus, Kim Deal formed the short-lived alternative rock band The Amps, recording a single album, Pacer in 1995. Last Splash was released in August 1993 to widespread acclaim and commercial success. Complete your The Breeders collection. Released 31 August 1993 on 4AD (catalog no. While the band's first record wasn't initially a commercial success, the band had developed a following among indie rock fans and praises from people such as Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who cited Pod as one of his all-time favorite albums,[1] the band prepared to record their next album. [92] In 2003 Pitchfork placed the album as the 81st best of the 1990s. has—according to writer Martin Aston—a slow tempo, restrained drumming, a sad violin performance by Carrie Bradley, and unexpectedly raw singing by Deal. Kelley Deal rejoined the band the following year and wrote and recorded songs with her sister, although the only material released during this period was a cover of The Three Degrees' take on James Gang's "Collage", recorded for The Mod Squad soundtrack in 1999. [39] Although 4AD booked the studio for two weeks, the band completed their recording in a single week. [25] Watts-Russell believed the album would be better suited to a US independent distribution label rather than the Pixies' American distributor Elektra, and licensed Pod to Rough Trade America. All Nerve is the fifth full-length studio album by American alternative rock band the Breeders, released on March 2, 2018, 10 years after their previous album Mountain Battles (2008). Kim Deal, then-bassist of American alternative rock band the Pixies, formed The Breeders as a side-project with Tanya Donelly, guitarist of American alternative rock band Throwing Muses. Engineered by Steve Albini, the album features band leader Kim Deal on vocals and guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass, Britt Walford on drums, and Tanya Donelly on guitar. Reynolds added that "Whenever a song gathers momentum or thrust, [the Breeders] throw in a weird bit, a gear change or an abrupt stop. [12] Pixies' guitarist Joey Santiago later recalled that Deal had a strong desire to contribute songs to the group to express her creativity, but eventually resigned herself and begrudgingly accepted Francis as the band's sole singer and songwriter. [8], Other writers have noted the album's sinister, sexual[49] and youthful feel. The LP's "No Aloha" is re-recorded as "Cro-Aloha," and is more insane than the LP version, but no big deal. Upon hearing the tape, 4AD head Ivo Watts-Russell remarked, "This is absolutely magical, beautiful stuff. The spiky, aggressive pop music of POD is certainly the Breeders' high point--and when they reconvened two years later, much of their jaggedness had been buffed out. The Pixies became inactive in mid-1992, at which time drummer Jim Macpherson was recruited and The Breeders became a full-time band,[8] opening for Nirvana on their 1992 European tour.[15]. [52] Unlike the demo, the album does not have a country-influenced sound. CAD 3014 CD; CD). Reportedly, the original plan was to record an album of songs written by Deal, followed by an album of songs written by Donelly. The Breeders' third EP, Fate to Fatal was released on April 21, 2009. [45] Wiggs and Donelly have both commented that although Albini often downplays his degree of influence on an album's quality, for Pod his contributions were considerable. [6] They used the remaining time to record a Peel Session and a video for "Hellbound. [5] The band sent the tape to the English independent record label 4AD because both the Pixies and the Throwing Muses were signed to the label. [13], Following Pod, the members of The Breeders returned to their original bands. [37] "Doe" concerns a schizophrenic teenage couple losing their grip of reality after taking Thorazine; in a delusional state they plan to burn down their town. The title track was recorded at The Fortress Studios, London, by The Go! Pixies bassist Kim Deal formed the band as a side project. 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