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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