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Cannonball - The Breeders

Cannonball

Cannonball
90s alternative indie rock alternative rock


"Cannonball" is a song by The Breeders from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released as a single on August 9, 1993 on 4AD/Elektra Records. It was released in France in November 1993, and achieved success on the French chart, where it remained charted for 30 weeks and peaked at #2. Contents [hide] * 1 Music video * 2 Critical reception * 3 Track listings o 3.1 CD single o 3.2 CD & 12" maxi o 3.3 Cassette * 4 Credits * 5 Certifications and sales * 6 Charts * 7 References [edit] Music video The music video for "Cannonball" was directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze.[1] It features the band in a garage, and the Deal sisters in what seems to be a dressing room trashed with clothes, sitting in a chair together. There are also shots of a cannonball rolling down suburban streets, as well as a shot of Kim Deal singing underwater. [edit] Critical reception In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Cannonball" at number 22 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. It ranked #83 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s". Cannonball was featured in a preview for South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, in the film Moonlight and Valentino and also appeared in the introduction of the motion picture A Walk to Remember (2002) as well as in the heist scene of the 2001 film Sugar & Spice plus it was the original score to the infamous pants skit on MTV's sketch comedy show The State (Unfortunately, due to music licensing issues, The State were forced to record a sound-alike song for the DVD of their complete series). [edit] Track listings [edit] CD single 1. "Cannonball" - 3:33 2. "Cro-Aloha" - 2:15 [edit] CD & 12" maxi 1. "Cannonball" - 3:33 2. "Cro-Aloha" - 2:15 3. "Lord of the Thighs" - 3:58 (Steven Tyler) 4. "900" - 4:27 (Wiggs) [edit] Cassette 1. "Cannonball" - 3:33 2. "Lord of the Thighs" - 3:58 3. "Cro-Aloha" - 2:15 "Cro-Aloha" is a demo version of "No Aloha" from Last Splash. [edit] Credits * Bass : Josephine Wiggs * Drums : Jim MacPherson * Guitar : Kelley Deal and Kim Deal * Artwork by Paul McMenamin * Design by Vaughan Oliver * Photography by Jason Love * Vocals by Josephine Wiggs, Kelley Deal and Kim Deal * Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, at Cro-Magnon, Dayton, at Refhaze, Dayton [edit] Certifications and sales Country ↓ Certification ↓ Date ↓ Sales certified ↓ Physical sales ↓ France[1] Silver December 21, 1994 125,000 210,000[2] [edit] Charts Chart (1993/94) ↓ Peak position ↓ Dutch Mega Top 100[3] 35 French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 8 UK Singles Chart[4] 40 U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 44 U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[5] 32 U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[5] 2 U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5] 39


The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of Pixies and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly in Boston, Massachusetts. After those original bands became less active, The Breeders became more important to both artists. A tape was sent of their original demos to Ivo Watts-Russell, who immediately signed the band to his 4AD label in 1989. Their debut album, "Pod", was recorded by Steve Albini and released on 4AD in 1990. Deal's influence is obvious Show more ...

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