Breeders exegesis

CJ’s explanation of “Cannonball”:

“I think she’s going to get married to somebody, and she knows he’s a cannonball, but he’s just dressed up as a human.”

He’s right, isn’t he?

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10 thoughts on “Breeders exegesis

  1. Jim says:

    I think the Breeders are the answer to the following question: What is the best band that had a member who was in a better band? Am I right or what?

  2. JSE says:

    How about the Modern Lovers? Jerry Harrison was also in Talking Heads.

  3. bretbenesh says:

    Let’s amend the question: What is the best band that had TWO members who were in better bands? The Breeders (Deal and Donelly).
    Bret

  4. JSE says:

    I am not the kind of guy who has opinions about DC hardcore, but Minor Threat and Fugazi share Ian Mackaye, so whichever one of those bands you think is worse is an entrant.

    I think the “purest” examples are those where the common member isn’t the frontperson of either band, as with Jerry Harrison.

  5. JSE says:

    Also, Tony Maimone was in both Pere Ubu and They Might Be Giants.

  6. Eugene says:

    I think I remember that Television stole Blondie’s original bass player way back in the day.

  7. JSE says:

    Ben Recht had a really good one — the Yardbirds shared Jimmy Page with Led Zeppelin.

  8. Jim says:

    Yeah, the Yardbirds and Wings were the only other options I could think of.

  9. harrison says:

    David Pajo was in both Slint and Tortoise — and actually I just learned that Slint’s drummer played with the Breeders on Pod and during the subsequent tour.

  10. Andy P says:

    Pat Smear was in the Germs and later in Nirvana. Though I guess it isn’t cool to like Nirvana anymore (but you’ll pry the music of my early adolescence from my cold dead hands…).

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