The Breeders "Pod"
The Breeders, an American alternative rock band, released their first studio album, "Pod", on May 29, 1990, under 4AD records.
Read more about the record
The Breeders, an American alternative rock band, released their first studio album, "Pod", on May 29, 1990, under 4AD records. The album was produced by Steve Albini and features Kim Deal as the lead vocalist and guitarist, Josephine Wiggs on bass, Britt Walford on drums, and Tanya Donelly on guitar. Albini emphasized sound over technical proficiency, resulting in spontaneous live "in studio" performances.
The Breeders formed in 1988 when Kim Deal, who was then a bassist for the Pixies, met Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly during a European tour. After recording a country demo in 1989, 4AD co-founder Ivo Watts-Russell funded "Pod"'s recording at the Palladium studio in Edinburgh, Scotland, that same year.
"Pod" was widely anticipated due to Deal's association with the Pixies and quickly became a critical and commercial success, reaching number 22 in the UK. Critics praised the album's dark, sexually suggestive lyrics and compared it favorably to the Pixies. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain declared it one of his favorite albums, and Pitchfork ranked it as the 81st best album of the 1990s. The cover art, designed by Vaughan Oliver, depicts a man performing a fertility dance while wearing an eel belt.