Thursday, August 06, 2009
The Breeders "Pod"
I found my vinyl copy of this recently, and listening to it again reminded me of how amazingly good it is. This CD copy was acquired in Oxfam for iPod reasons. These days the Breeders are probably more famous for 'Cannonball' (itself now a very old song), but this album is from an earlier period, before the band was a Kim Deal vehicle, when The Breeders were a band of women who were playing second-string in other bands (The Pixies, Throwing Muses, and the less famous Perfect Disaster). Pod is a great combination of restrained song-writing and sparse Steve Albini production, easily overshadowing the cock-rock bollocks Kim Deal got up to when she had the band to herself. To go further, this is one of my very favourite albums ever.