Last Splash

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Last Splash
Studio album by The Breeders
Released August 31, 1993
Recorded Coast Recorders & Brilliant Studios, San Francisco, California; Refraze, Dayton, Ohio
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:38
Label 4AD/Elektra Records
Producer Kim Deal, Mark Freegard
The Breeders chronology
Safari (EP)
(1992)
Last Splash
(1993)
Head to Toe (EP)
(1994)
Singles from Last Splash
  1. "Cannonball"
    Released: August 9, 1993
  2. "Divine Hammer"
    Released: October 25, 1993
  3. "Saints"
    Released: 1994
  4. "No Aloha[1]"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars[4]
NME (positive)[5]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10.0)[6]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[7]
Spin 9/10 stars[8]

Last Splash is the second album by indie rock band The Breeders, released August 1993. Originally formed as a side project for Pixies bassist Kim Deal, The Breeders quickly became her primary recording outlet.

Last Splash peaked at #33 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. By June 1994, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipment 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, while the video for "Divine Hammer" was directed by the same two and Richard Kern.

The song "Cannonball" has been used in many movie trailers, including South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Dude, Where's My Car?.

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 one track by The Prodigy called "World's on Fire" (Invaders Must Die album).

In 2003, Pitchfork Media listed the album at #64 on their list of The Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.[9]

In May 2013, 4AD released LSXX, a deluxe 20th anniversary version of the album.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Original 1993 release[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kim Deal, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New Year"     1:56
2. "Cannonball"     3:33
3. "Invisible Man"     2:48
4. "No Aloha"     2:07
5. "Roi"     4:11
6. "Do You Love Me Now?"   Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 3:01
7. "Flipside"     1:59
8. "I Just Wanna Get Along"   Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 1:44
9. "Mad Lucas"     4:36
10. "Divine Hammer"     2:41
11. "S.O.S."     1:31
12. "Hag"     2:55
13. "Saints"     2:32
14. "Drivin' on 9"   Dom Leone, Steve Hickoff 3:22
15. "Roi (Reprise)"     0:42

LSXX track listing[edit]

There are two versions of LSXX: a 3-CD package and a 7-disc vinyl set.[11] The CD and vinyl formats have the same track listings.

The vinyl set contains the following vinyl:

  1. Last Splash
  2. "The Stockholm Syndrome" (partially previously released as Live in Stockholm 1994)
  3. Demos, rare tracks & session versions
  4. Safari EP
  5. Cannonball EP
  6. Divine Hammer
  7. Head to Toe EP

The track listing below is for the 3-CD set. All songs are by Kim Deal unless noted otherwise.

Disc 1 – Last Splash
Disc 2 – Singles, B-Sides, and Demos
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do You Love Me Now?" (previously released on "Safari" EP) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal  
2. "Don't Call Home" (previously released on "Safari" EP) Kim Deal, John Murphy  
3. "Safari" (previously released on "Safari" EP)    
4. "So Sad About Us" (previously released on "Safari" EP) Pete Townshend  
5. "Cro-Aloha" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single)    
6. "Lord of the Thighs" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single) Steven Tyler  
7. "900" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single) Josephine Wiggs  
8. "Divine Hammer (Single Version)" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single)    
9. "Hoverin'" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single) Kim Deal, John Murphy  
10. "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single) Hank Williams  
11. "Do You Love Me Now Jr?" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal  
12. "Head to Toe" (previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP) Josephine Wiggs  
13. "Shocker in Gloomtown" (previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP) Robert Pollard  
14. "Freed Pig" (previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP) Lou Barlow  
15. "Saints (Head to Toe Version)" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
16. "New Year" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
17. "Grunggae" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
18. "Invisible Man" (Last Splash demo, previously released on the "13 Year Itch" 4AD compilation CD)    
19. "No Aloha" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
20. "I Just Wanna Get Along" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal  
21. "Mad Lucas" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
22. "S.O.S." (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
23. "Saints" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)    
24. "900" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) Josephine Wiggs  
25. "Iris (Live Version)" (previously released the No Alternative compilation)    
Disc 3 – Live in Stockholm & BBC Sessions
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shocker in Gloomtown" (Live in Stockholm) Robert Pollard  
2. "New Year" (Live in Stockholm)    
3. "Hellbound" (Live in Stockholm)    
4. "Saints" (Live in Stockholm)    
5. "Hag" (Live in Stockholm)    
6. "I Just Wanna Get Along" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal  
7. "S.O.S." (Live in Stockholm)    
8. "Roi" (Live in Stockholm)    
9. "Head to Toe" (Live in Stockholm) Josephine Wiggs  
10. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (Live in Stockholm) John Lennon, Paul McCartney  
11. "Cannonball" (Live in Stockholm)    
12. "Invisible Man" (Live in Stockholm)    
13. "Doe" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, Ray Halliday  
14. "Drivin' on 9" (Live in Stockholm) Dom Leone, Steve Hickoff  
15. "Don't Call Home" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, John Murphy  
16. "Limehouse" (Live in Stockholm)    
17. "No Aloha" (BBC Session)    
18. "Flipside" (BBC Session)    
19. "Divine Hammer" (BBC Session)    
20. "Hag" (BBC Session)    

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ "The Breeders - Last Splash / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Breeders Last Splash review". BBC. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Breeders: LSXX / Album Reviews / Pitchfork". Pitchfork. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 30 Oct 2013. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ "The Breeders, ‘Last Splash’". Spin. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff Lists: Top 100 Albums of the 1990s | Features | Pitchfork
  10. ^ http://4ad.com/news/7/12/2012/lastsplashturns20thebreedersreuniteforshowsintheusandeurope
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