flashback : the breeders, belly, pixies
so in addition to foo fighters awesomeness the other night, there was also frank black. i wish i was cooler and could impress with my knowledge of the songs he played, but alas, i cannot. at least, however, i can say that i knew it when he played "where is my mind", the pixies song i posted the other day. it sounded good, but i have to say i missed kim deal's part (woooo ooooo). anyway, since i don't know much else about him, i'll have to go off on a little tangent involving her. so during a break from the pixies, kim deal formed the breeders with tanya donelly. together they recorded pod, an album i used to own but never liked, and then tanya split to form one of my favorite bands of the 90's, belly. now separated, both kim and tanya struck alternative rock gold with their respective bands. the breeders had a 'huge' (relatively) hit with "cannonball", off their 1993 release last splash; and belly scored numerous hits, the biggest of which was "feed the tree" off their grammy-nominated 1993 album star. both of these albums were huge in my musical education, with 120 minutes again helping me to gain familiarity with them.
from the album surfer rosa (1988)
from the album last splash (1993)
from the album star (1993)
finally, frank black and kim deal settled the differences that had driven them apart and reunited the pixies in 2004, highlighted by a performance at the coachella valley music and arts festival in may 2004. their set that evening included a performance of "where is my mind", and this time kim deal was there to do her part (wooooo oooooo). see, i tied it all together.
the pixies : "where is my mind?"
from the coachella dvd (2006)