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The Breeders

The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1989 as a side project between Kim Deal of the Pixies and Tanya Donelly[?] of Throwing Muses[?]. After those original bands became more inactive, The Breeders became more important to both artists. Their debut release was Pod in 1989, recorded by Steve Albini. Deal's influence is obvious, but bassist Josephine Wiggs[?] and Slint[?] drummer Britt Walford[?] (credited here as Shannon Doughton) add to the ensemble sound.

By the four-song EP Safari, Deal was out of the Pixies and had enlisted her twin sister Kelley[?] to play guitar for the Breeders. Donelly exited the band for Belly and drummer Jim MacPherson[?] joined in time for Last Splash. The album spawned the unexpected hit, "Cannonball".

In 1995, Kelley Deal was involved in a drug bust, so sister Kim formed the side project the Amps[?] with MacPherson and two others. Getting her life back together, Kelley started the Kelley Deal 6000[?] and also formed the unlikely Last Hard Men[?] with Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach[?], ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain[?] and Jimmy Flemion[?] of The Frogs[?].

Rumors of Kim Deal reuniting with the original band continued to circulate in the 90s, although the only material to surface was a cover of "Collage", recorded for The Mod Squad soundtrack. The Deal sisters recruited new personnel to play several live shows in 2001, and returned to the studio with guitarist Richard Presley[?], bass player Mando Lopez[?] and drummer Jose Medeles[?] to record the third Breeders studio album "Title TK" with Steve Albini.



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