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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)Safari (EP)1992
Last Splash
(1993)
Head to Toe (EP)
(1994)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

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.

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.

In May 2013, 4AD released LSXX, a deluxe 20th anniversary version of the album. [2]

Background[edit]

Release[edit]

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.

LSXX[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[5]
NME (positive)[6]
Spin 9/10 stars[7]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars[8]

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

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kim Deal, except where noted

Original 1993 release
  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]

The Stockholm Syndrome (Live in Stockholm)
  1. Shocker in Gloomtown
  2. New Year
  3. Hellbound
  4. Saints
  5. Hag
  6. I Just Wanna Get Along
  7. S.O.S.
  8. Roi
  9. Head To Toe
  10. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  11. Cannonball
  12. Invisible Man
  13. Doe
  14. Drivin' on 9
  15. Don't Call Home
  16. Limehouse
Demos, rare tracks and session versions
  1. No Aloha (BBC Session)
  2. Flipside (BBC Session)
  3. Divine Hammer (BBC Session)
  4. Hag (BBC Session)
  5. New Year (November 1992 demo)
  6. Grunggae (November 1992 demo)
  7. Invisible Man (previously released on 13 Year Itch)
  8. No Aloha (November 1992 demo)
  9. I Just Wanna Get Along (November 1992 demo)
  10. Mad Lucas (November 1992 demo)
  11. S.O.S. (November 1992 demo)
  12. Saints (November 1992 demo)
  13. 900 (November 1992 demo)
  14. Iris (previously released on the No Alternative compilation)

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Notes[edit]

References in pop culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breeders, The ‎– No Aloha". Discogs. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://4ad.com/news/7/12/2012/lastsplashturns20thebreedersreuniteforshowsintheusandeurope
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "The Breeders Last Splash review". BBC. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Breeders, 'Last Splash'". Spin. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Breeders - Last Splash / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff Lists: Top 100 Albums of the 1990s | Features | Pitchfork
  10. ^ "The Breeders – Last Splash". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ "RPM 100 – Albums (CD's & Cassettes)" (PDF). RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 4, 1993. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Discografie The Breeders". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Album – The Breeders, Last Splash" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Breeders – Last Splash". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Breeders | Artist". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Last Splash – The Breeders: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Breeders – Last Splash". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Breeders – Cannonball". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Gold and Platinum Search". Music Canada. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  N.B. User must either enter "Breeders" into Search, select "Artist" from Search by and click Go or "Last Splash" into Search, select "Title" from Search by and click Go.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Category:The Breeders albums Category:1993 albums Category:4AD albums Category:Albums certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America Category:Albums certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association Category:Albums certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry