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Music

The Breeders dive back into ‘Last Splash’

It has to be one of the most iconic bass lines in alternative rock. As played by Josephine Wiggs, the opening salvo of the Breeders’ “Cannonball” – the sound of a solo bass riffing high and low in search of the correct note – made the song an instant classic when it was released in the early 1990s.

“Cannonball,” bolstered by a video kept in heavy rotation on MTV, was the centerpiece of “Last Splash,” the Breeders’ sophomore release that became their commercial breakthrough.

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