The Breeders
The Breeders are an American alternative rock band formed in 1990 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. The band has experienced a number of lineup changes; Kim Deal has been the band's sole continual member. Their first album, Pod (1990), though not commercially successful, received wide critical acclaim. The Breeders' most successful album, Last Splash (1993), is best known for the hit single "Cannonball". The Breeders' history began when Kim Deal, then bassist of the Pixies, began writing new material while the Pixies were touring Surfer Rosa in Europe with Throwing Muses. As neither band had plans in the immediate future, Deal discussed possible side projects with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly. They recruited Carrie Bradley, violinist and vocalist in Boston band Ed's Redeeming Qualities, and recorded a short demo tape. Tracks on the demo tape included early versions of "Lime House", "Doe" and "Only in 3's"....(read more on wikipedia)

Links To Peel

As a fan of the Pixies, Peel understandably took an interest in Kim Deal's side project. The band recorded a session for the programme in 1990. On 28 August 2002 Peel suggests that an approach had been made to bring the band in for a second, but the group declined the offer. The band's third album "Title TK" was voted Peel's album of the month in May and June 2002.

Peel does not appear to have played anything by the Amps, a side project put together by Deal in 1995 during a break from the Breeders. The outfit released one LP that year.

Festive Fifty Entries


The Breeders - Peel Session 1990

The Breeders - Peel Session 1990

1. Recorded: 1990-01-22. Broadcast: 07 February 1990. Repeated: 02 April 1990.
  • Hellbound / When I Was A Painter / Iris / Fortunately Gone


28 August 2002

  1. Tipp City (the Amps)
  2. Huffer
  3. Saints
  4. I Just Wanna Get Along
  5. Cannonball
  6. Pacer (the Amps)
  7. Divine Hammer

Other Shows Played

(The following list was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and is certainly incomplete. Please add further details if known.)

The Breeders - Cannonball

The Breeders - Cannonball

'Cannonball', #08 in the 1993 Festive Fifty




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