Mu­sic comes in lots of fla­vors, most of which I’d hate to have to live with­out, but the ones clos­est to my heart in­volve well-played elec­tric gui­tars, fe­male voic­es, and raw rock en­er­gy. The Breeders’ Can­non­ball has all three in­gre­di­ents.

Un­like many of the daysongs, this one has no per­son­al back-story at al­l; Un­til I start­ed writ­ing this I had no idea who The Breed­ers are/w­ere, I just liked this tune a whole lot when it came on the twentieth-century ra­dio, and still do. Hm, it turns out they have roots in the Pix­ies and Throw­ing Mus­es and have been on-and-off over the years but are ap­par­ent­ly still on.

Any­how, it’s got a good tune and a nice gui­tar rif­f, lots of en­er­gy, I’d like to dance to it some­time.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Ama­zon, no iTunes, Spo­ti­fy, live video - (but the record­ed ver­sion is bet­ter).



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From: Sean Gillies (Jan 05 2018, at 08:54)

The entire Last Splash album is wonderful. Nearly perfect in my book.

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From: Eric D Hanchrow (Jan 05 2018, at 15:07)

Haven't recognized any of your Songs Of The Day until this one, which I too love.

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From: Derek Denny-Brown (Jan 05 2018, at 18:56)

Rediscovering this put a smile on my face. Watching my young son bop to it was even better. Thank you.

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From: David (Jan 08 2018, at 06:03)

Here's an iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cannonball/1251495447?i=1251496094

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