Last Splash Information

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Last Splash
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 1993
Recorded1990–93
Studio
Genre
Length39:38
Label 4AD/ Elektra Records
Producer
The Breeders chronology
Safari
(1992)
Last Splash
(1993)
Head to Toe
(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"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100 [2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [3]
Blender [4]
Chicago Tribune [5]
Entertainment WeeklyA− [6]
NME6/10 [7]
Pitchfork9.0/10 [8]
Rolling Stone [9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [10]
Spin9/10 [11]
The Village VoiceA− [12]

Last Splash is the second album by American indie rock band the Breeders, released on August 30, 1993. Originally formed as a side project for Pixies bassist Kim Deal, the Breeders quickly became her primary recording outlet. Last Splash peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and by June 1994, the album had been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of one million units.

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, and the video for the album's second single " Divine Hammer" was directed by Jonze, Gordon and Richard Kern.

A looped guitar sample of "S.O.S." was used by the English electronic music band the Prodigy in their 1996 hit single " Firestarter". A sample from "I Just Wanna Get Along" was used in another track by the Prodigy called "World's on Fire" from the Invaders Must Die album.

In 2003, Pitchfork listed the album at number 64 on their list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1990s. [13] In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 293 in their revised list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (after not including it in the original 2003 list or the 2012 revision). [14]

On May 13, 2013, 4AD released LSXX, a deluxe 20th anniversary version of the album. [15]

Composition

Last Splash has been seen as one of alternative rock's "most enduring masterpieces", [8] as well as indie rock, [16] noise pop [5] [8] and "effervescent" pop rock. [11]

It is also considered "wildly", "willingly" experimental, [13] [17] sporting art rock textures, "pure", "twisted" pop, and Hawaiian surf music. [18] [19] The latter genre is seen in the " tiki bar twang" of "No Aloha" and the "gonzo" surf rock of instrumental "Flipside". [18] [20] "I Just Wanna Get Along" takes on "spiky" pop-punk, [3] while cover "Drivin' on 9" pulls in acoustic and country sounds. [11] [20]

Track listing

Original 1993 release

All tracks are written by Kim Deal, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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?"
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"
3:22
15."Roi (Reprise)" 0:42

LSXX track listing

There are two versions of LSXX: a 3-CD package and a 7-disc vinyl set. [21] The CD and vinyl formats have the same track listings.

The vinyl set contains the following vinyl:

  1. Last Splash
  2. "The Stockholm Syndrome" (partially previously released as Live in Stockholm 1994)
  3. Demos, rare tracks & session versions
  4. Safari EP
  5. Cannonball EP
  6. Divine Hammer
  7. Head to Toe EP

The track listing below is for the 3-CD set. All songs are by Kim Deal except where noted.

Disc 1 – Last Splash

The first disc contains the original release track listing.
Disc 2 – Singles, B-Sides, and Demos
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Do You Love Me Now?" (previously released on "Safari" EP)Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 
2."Don't Call Home" (previously released on "Safari" EP)Kim Deal, John Murphy 
3."Safari" (previously released on "Safari" EP)  
4." So Sad About Us" (previously released on "Safari" EP) Pete Townshend 
5."Cro-Aloha" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single)  
6." Lord of the Thighs" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single) Steven Tyler 
7."900" (previously released on the "Cannonball" single)Josephine Wiggs 
8."Divine Hammer (Single Version)" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single)  
9."Hoverin'" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single)Kim Deal, John Murphy 
10." I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single) Hank Williams 
11."Do You Love Me Now Jr?" (previously released on the "Divine Hammer" single)Kim Deal, Kelley Deal 
12."Head to Toe" (previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP)Josephine Wiggs 
13."Shocker in Gloomtown" (previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP) Robert Pollard 
14."Freed Pig" ( Sebadoh cover previously released on the "Head to Toe" EP) Lou Barlow 
15."Saints (Head to Toe Version)" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)  
16."New Year" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 2:04
17."Grunggae" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 2:34
18."Invisible Man" (Last Splash demo, previously released on the "13 Year Itch" 4AD compilation CD) 2:44
19."No Aloha" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 2:34
20."I Just Wanna Get Along" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)Kim Deal, Kelley Deal1:41
21."Mad Lucas" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 2:29
22."S.O.S." (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 1:37
23."Saints" (Last Splash demo, November 1992) 2:10
24."900" (Last Splash demo, November 1992)Josephine Wiggs3:15
25."Iris (Live Version)" (previously released on the No Alternative compilation) 3:44
Disc 3 – Live in Stockholm & BBC Sessions
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shocker in Gloomtown" (Live in Stockholm)Robert Pollard2:20
2."New Year" (Live in Stockholm) 2:05
3."Hellbound" (Live in Stockholm) 2:24
4."Saints" (Live in Stockholm) 2:31
5."Hag" (Live in Stockholm) 3:44
6."I Just Wanna Get Along" (Live in Stockholm)Kim Deal, Kelley Deal1:52
7."S.O.S." (Live in Stockholm) 1:44
8."Roi" (Live in Stockholm) 2:35
9."Head to Toe" (Live in Stockholm)Josephine Wiggs2:18
10." Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (Live in Stockholm)John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:28
11."Cannonball" (Live in Stockholm) 3:49
12."Invisible Man" (Live in Stockholm) 2:50
13."Doe" (Live in Stockholm)Kim Deal, Ray Halliday2:39
14."Drivin' on 9" (Live in Stockholm)Dom Leone, Steve Hickoff3:55
15."Don't Call Home" (Live in Stockholm)Kim Deal, John Murphy3:20
16."Limehouse" (Live in Stockholm) 1:52
17."No Aloha" (BBC Session) 2:26
18."Flipside" (BBC Session) 1:58
19."Divine Hammer" (BBC Session) 2:36
20."Hag" (BBC Session) 2:33

Personnel

Chart positions

References

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