Last Splash

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Last Splash
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Studio album by The Breeders
Released August 31, 1993
Recorded 1990–93:
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, noise pop[1]
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[2]"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[4]
Entertainment Weekly A–[5]
Paste 8.9/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 9/10[10]
Uncut 9/10[11]
The Village Voice A–[12]

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, and the video for "Divine Hammer" was directed by Jonze, Gordon 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 track by The Prodigy called "World's on Fire" from the Invaders Must Die album.

In 2003, Pitchfork Media listed the album at #64 on their list of The Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.[13]

In May 2013, 4AD released LSXX, a deluxe 20th anniversary version of the album.[14]

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.[15] 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)   2:04
17. "Grunggae" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)   2:34
18. "Invisible Man" (Last Splash demo, previously released on the "13 Year Itch" 4AD compilation CD)   2:44
19. "No Aloha" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)   2:34
20. "I Just Wanna Get Along" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 1:41
21. "Mad Lucas" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)   2:29
22. "S.O.S." (Last Splash demo, November 1992)   1:37
23. "Saints" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)   2:10
24. "900" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) Josephine Wiggs 3:15
25. "Iris (Live Version)" (previously released the No Alternative compilation)   3:44
Disc 3 – Live in Stockholm & BBC Sessions
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shocker in Gloomtown" (Live in Stockholm) Robert Pollard 2:20
2. "New Year" (Live in Stockholm)   2:05
3. "Hellbound" (Live in Stockholm)   2:24
4. "Saints" (Live in Stockholm)   2:31
5. "Hag" (Live in Stockholm)   3:44
6. "I Just Wanna Get Along" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 1:52
7. "S.O.S." (Live in Stockholm)   1:44
8. "Roi" (Live in Stockholm)   2:35
9. "Head to Toe" (Live in Stockholm) Josephine Wiggs 2:18
10. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (Live in Stockholm) John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:28
11. "Cannonball" (Live in Stockholm)   3:49
12. "Invisible Man" (Live in Stockholm)   2:50
13. "Doe" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, Ray Halliday 2:39
14. "Drivin' on 9" (Live in Stockholm) Dom Leone, Steve Hickoff 3:55
15. "Don't Call Home" (Live in Stockholm) Kim Deal, John Murphy 3:20
16. "Limehouse" (Live in Stockholm)   1:52
17. "No Aloha" (BBC Session)   2:26
18. "Flipside" (BBC Session)   1:58
19. "Divine Hammer" (BBC Session)   2:36
20. "Hag" (BBC Session)   2:33

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

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