Monday, July 14, 2008

Singles Going Single #53: The Breeders - Head to Toe 7"

I loved The Pixies (who didn't?) but after they were put to pasture, I never felt the impetus to hop on Kim Deal's bandwagon. This single was an exception however. At the height of Guided By Voices hysteria in 1994, fellow Dayton-ite Kim Deal saw it fit to record GBV's Grand Hour ep classic, "Shocker in Gloomtown" for this single. What's more, the amusing video featured the Breeders running through the tune in a garage, with the GBV lineup peering through the window. Apparently. this only ran on MTV's 120 Minutes (and now on You Tube in perpetuity). The title track is a good ol' fashioned hardcore punk hoe-down, while the flip offers yet another cover, Sebadoh's Sebadoh III chestnut, "The Freed Pig."

A1. Head to Toe
A2. Shocker in Gloomtown
B. The Freed Pig 
 

7 comments:

Ben said...

yeah, i love this 7". actually, the GBV cover is one of my fav covers ever...

Robert Cass said...

Interesting timing -- Popdose covered this one just two weeks earlier:

http://popdose.com/lost-in-the-90s-the-breeders/

spavid said...

damn....

Robert Cass said...

I didn't mean it like you were scooped. Great minds think alike, etc. I recently wondered what happened to D'Angelo, and now Spin has an article asking "What happened to D'Angelo?"

Charliemoon said...

I just turned 27 and I'm trying to get my life back on track (a "Stranger than fiction" kind of thing), so 'm going through all the bands i used to listen as a teenager. thank you soooo much for having this record!

Novemberer said...

Thanks for this, I'm stockpiling Breeders' rarities at the mo', so many of their singles & suchlike are out of print... x

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