Spin: On the 20th anniversary of their iconic 1993 breakthrough, now reissued as an expanded package titled ‘LSXX,’ the Breeders’ definitive lineup reunites and AMANDA PETRUSICH dives in, talking with all the key players and supporters who helped make ‘Last Splash’ one of the most exhilarating albums of the decade. [Link]
It’s been really hard to go back and listen. I miss Baker. I miss Layne. I wonder how Layne would be met these days, what kind of music he’d be making or if he’d be a father. And his lyrics [on Above] in particular still sound fresh to me. They still make me feel, and that’s good.
I don’t understand why a band would make a big announcement about breaking up. Why would you do that, unless you actually absolutely hate each other and think there’s no way you would ever get back together or hang out? It always seemed weird to me that Soundgarden made this big statement about breaking up. Obviously, they’re back together. It took them a while but, you know, in those situations, you could just take time off. There’s no need to unfurl a banner. You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, right?
New Mudhoney album news via Spin.com: Mudhoney Return With Sleazy Ninth Album ‘Vanishing Point’
It’s due out April 2 on Sub Pop! (Photo by Emily Reiman)
Sharon Knolle over at Moviefone has written two pieces pegged to the 20th anniversary of Singles, both of which cite Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:
- ‘Singles’ 20th Anniversary: Seattle Residents Look Back
- ‘Singles’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Cameron Crowe Flick
And here are a couple more Singles stories:
- Spin.com: ‘Singles’ Turns 20: Who’d Be on Film’s Soundtrack in 2012?
- The Uncool (Crowe’s official site): Singles Locations: 20 Years Later – Part 2
The Melvins are documenting their 51 States in 51 Days* tour for Spin.com. Here’s their first entry: Riding the Stripper Bus in Alaska
*Buzz Osborne explains: We are now calling this tour “51 States in 51 Days” because we think DC should be a state. Nonetheless, no one is listening to us about that, or much else really.