2(b). Sources


Aston, Martin, Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD. The Friday Project: 2013.

Clark, Rick (ed.), Mixing, Recording and Producing Techniques of the Pros, Second Edition. Course Technology: 2011. (source of Freegard quotes/color on Last Splash)

Frank, Josh and Caryn Ganz, Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies. St. Martin’s Press: 2006. (“braid your hair friend…just poring over the record collection…redid some of his parts…Boston girl supergroup…piss rosewater”)


Aaron, Charles, “Kim Deal: The Breeders Leader Gets Pissed,” Spin, July 1995. (“another Breeders album, we’ll do it…rock is more within…hung up about what girls could do…not to be laughed at or scoffed at”)

—. “Ordinary People: The Breeders on the Bus and Back Home,” Spin, March 1994. (“we share Kim’s vision”)

Albini, Steve, “On Story TK,” Blues Interactions, 2002. (“All Wave” explanation)

Allen, Jim, “The Breeders Bassist Josephine Wiggs Goes Ambient on We Fall,” Bandcamp Daily, 16 May 2019 (“it was an accident”)

Aston, Martin, “The Breeders,” The Catalogue, May 1990. (“perfect little episode”)

Brookins, Troy, “The Kelley Deal 6000,” Cool Beans No. 6, 1996.

Chinni, Dante and Deepa Shivaram, “Two Ohio Cities Illustrate a Growing Divide between the Old and New Economy,” NBC News, 7 September 2018. (source of some Dayton backdrops)

Cigarettes, Johnny, “The Breeders,” NME, 9 July 1994. (“7/17 time or something….couldn’t wait to do drugs…integral part of my life”)

Comaratta, Len, “Interview: Josephine Wiggs,” Consequence of Sound, 23 April 2013. (“pretty big slide on the low E”)

Costa, Maddy, “The Addict Family,” The Guardian, 9 May 2002. (“listen to a bad player…don’t actually have a life”)

Cromelin, Richard, “The Breeders: A New Breed of Women in Rock,” Los Angeles Times, 1 July 1990. (“competent about my playing”)

Dalton, Steven, “Credit to the Gestation,” NME, 7 August 1993.

Darlington, Andrew, “Kim Deal: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure,” 1993. (“college age type kids…bunch of ugly stinking gross songs”)

Divola, Barry, “Breeders Leader Kim Deal Cools Off With Another Splash,” The West Australian, 26 November 2018. (“the minute I saw Jim”)

Fadele, Dele, “Tunes Help You Breed More Easily,” NME, 11 April 1992.

Fitzgerald, Riley, “Engineering the Sound: The Breeders’ Last Splash,” Enmore Audio blog, 7 April 2017.

Goodman, Lizzy, “Kim Deal Is Still a Punk,” New York, 3 April 2018. (“ended up in the cellar…simple in her pleasures”)

Gourley, Bob, “The Breeders,” Chaos Control, 7 November 1992. (“isn’t it wonderful…learn it and play”)

Harris, Steve, interview tape with Kim Deal, 4 August 1993.

Harvard, Joe, “The Breeders,” Boston Rock Storybook.

Knopper, Steve, “The Unflappable Beauty of the Breeders,” Chicago Tribune, 3 May 2018.

Mackay, Emily, “Kim Deal Interview: On A New Breeders Album, Keeping It Cottage Industry And Patricide,” NME, 9 March 2015.

Mico, Ted, “Let It Breed,” Melody Maker, 26 May 1990. (“ripe stinky thing…someone to fight with.” Deal’s summaries of various Pod lyrics mostly from here)

Perry, Kevin EG, “The Art of the Deal,” NME, 9 March 2018. (“space to ring out…guitars all the way through”)

Petrusich, Amanda, “The Remarkable Persistence of the Breeders,” The New Yorker, 9 March 2018.

—. “Splashdown! The Breeders’ Cannonball-Like Re-Entry,” Spin, May 2013. (“it took about 20 years…no affectation…metal girl from Ohio…it was that song…live stations like marionettes”)

Pinnock, Tom, “The Breeders on All Nerve and Last Splash,Uncut, June 2018. (Wiggs in Baldock…”main streets…tae kwon do…music is all we do…always wanted to be in a band”)

Rajotte, Claude, interview with Macpherson and Wiggs for Musique Plus, 20 November 1993.(“Kelley is a rock ‘n’ roll animal”)

Rock a My Soul No. 3 (author not listed), “Jim Macpherson: If I Were a Carpenter,” 1993. (“paradiddle until my hands fell off”)

Rogers, Jude, “It Used to Be About Music. Now, Without the Drink, It’s Good to Go Back to That,” The Guardian, 2 May 2009. (“still high on ecstasy”)

Ryzik, Melena, “How the Breeders Finally Learned to Get Along,” New York Times, 22 February 2018. (Macpherson’s drums were gone…”hated her…her absolute persistence..”)

Schoemer, Karen, “A Breed Apart,” Rolling Stone, 20 May 1994. (“marriage is a lineage tracing system…the Pixies are a side project…loved my job”)

Shteamer, Hank, “Britt Walford: Slint’s Rhythm Machine Revs It Up With Watter,” Modern Drummer, May 2015.

Smith, Ethan, “The Breeders Are Still At It,” New York Times, 16 March 2002. (anonymous engineer quote; source of 25,000 copies sold for Pacer, $340,000 recording costs in 1997)

Smith, J. Eric, “Interview with Kim Deal,” Indiemoines, 21 January 1997.

Spitz, Marc, “Backstage Pass: Let It Breed,” Spin, July 2001.

—. “Life to the Pixies,” Spin, September 2004. (“organic dance band…side of a mountain”)

Thompson, Dave, “Spiderland by Slint: the album that reinvented rock,” The Guardian, 1 May 2014. (background on Walford…”catcher’s mitt”)

True, Everett, “The Breeders: Safari From the Madding Crowd,” Melody Maker, 4 April 1992. (“oogie boys…sexual”)

Vaziri, Aidin, “Pop Quiz: Kelley Deal on how sobriety saved the Breeders, and maybe her life,” San Francisco Chronicle, 28 March 2018.

Ward, Chris, “Artist Spotlight: The Breeders,” CMJ: New Music Report, 13 May 2002.

Wethington, Kari, “The Spin Interview: Kim Deal,” Spin, April 2008.

Wiggs, Josephine, “On the Breeders’ Mountain Battles,” 4AD press testimony, 2008. (“last bar..”..so famous her dentist recognized her…unnerved by its looseness)

Wolinsky, David, “Kim Deal on the Pixies, the Prodigy and the Breeders,” AV Club, 19 August 2009. (“own like a fourth of it…chick from the Pixies”)


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