The Breeders are such a great band. The band the Pixies could have been some might cheekily say. As Kim Deal's parent band were losing some of their powers the Breeders were producing their best work. Last Splash was probably their critical and commercial high point where their uniquely lop sided indie-rock actually hit pay dirt. This luxury set includes unreleased recordings, live shows and BBC sessions.
CD box set £18.99 CAD3308CD
3CD set on 4AD.
Vinyl Deluxe LP box set £67.99 DAD3308
3 x LP and 4 x 10" box set on 4AD, Awesomely sexy and velvety!.
8/10 David 29th January 2014
If you didn't like Last Splash the first time round, then you shouldn't be allowed out on your own. Also, you won't find anything on here to change your mind. The number of people who actually need this many versions of 'Divine Hammer' and 'Cannonball' are going to be pretty limited... This made a lovely christmas present, but there's nothing on any of the auxiliary discs that really stands out.
It is a beautiful object. The box has velvet on it, and its pretty sturdy. Not sure how it'll cope when the cat inevitably pukes on it, but for now I'm keeping it just below the TV so I have something to look at every time Clarkson, Widdecome, Boris Johnson or some other such repugnant figure comes on. Inside, the packaging is beautiful too, and the booklet is worth a read. I kind of wish they'd slipped a DVD in here too, as the booklet mentions videos a lot, and it'd be nice to have them to look at rather than having to look them up on internet.
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