Pod (The Breeders album)
Pod is the debut album by American alternative rock band the Breeders, released by 4AD records on May 29, 1990. It features band leader Kim Deal on vocals and guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass, Britt Walford on drums, and Tanya Donelly on guitar. The album was widely anticipated, particularly in Europe. It became a critical and popular success, reaching number 22 in the UK.
About Pod (The Breeders album) in brief
Pod is the debut album by American alternative rock band the Breeders, released by 4AD records on May 29, 1990. It features band leader Kim Deal on vocals and guitar, Josephine Wiggs on bass, Britt Walford on drums, and Tanya Donelly on guitar. The album was widely anticipated, particularly in Europe. It became a critical and popular success, reaching number 22 in the UK. Critics praised its dark, sexualized lyrics, and compared it favorably to the Pixies. Pitchfork ranked it number 81 on its list of the best albums of the 1990s. The cover art portrays a man performing a fertility dance while wearing a belt of eels. The name comes from a slang term used in the LGBT community to refer to straight people, which Kim Deal found amusing. The Breeders’ second album, Safari, was released in 1991, and used her compositions for her new band, Belly. Before parting, she contributed guitar and vocals to the record, although none of her compositions appear on Safari. In 1989 the pair recorded a country music-influenced demo with violinist Carrie Bradley and bassist Ray Holiday. After Pod’s release, Deal and Donelly recorded a demo of the latter’s songs in preparation for the Breeder’s second album. They focused on Deal’s compositions for what would become Pod, intending to use Donelly’s songs for a subsequent album. The pair split up in 1992, and Deal went on to form her own band, the Belly, which she joined with her sister Kelley and her sister-in-law Kelley Kelley to perform in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In 2010, the pair reunited and recorded their third album, which was recorded at the Palladium studio in Edinburgh, Scotland, and released on 4AD Records. The group has since played in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. The band has also played in Australia, Canada, and the UK, and has played in the United States and Europe since the late 1980s and the early 1990s, as well as in Europe and the United Kingdom. They have released three singles and two EPs since Pod’s debut, including a cover of Rufus and Chaka Khan’s \”Tell Me Something Good\”. The group have also recorded a single and a single with the band’s former drummer, David Narcizo, and a second single with a different member of Throwing Muses, which they released in 1998. The Pixies’ Black Francis is the only member of the band to have appeared on all three of the group’s albums. In one interview, Deal complained angrily about Francis singing lead vocals in almost all of theBand’s songs and said that if she could not sing more in the Pixie, she would sing in another band instead. Francis admitted in the mid-1990s to not especially liking Deal’s non-Pixies music, due to his personal taste. Deal became more serious about her work with Donnelly when the Pixy’s Black Francis announced he was undertaking a solo tour.