Label: 4AD Format: CDS, 7″
“Son Of Three” finds The Breeders in ginding guitar-pop mode – but when have they ever been anything else? – chugging along their melodic road with carefree automobile enthusiasm. The soundtrack to a cheery buzzing taxi road movie where the lyrical concerns are as obscure as they are self-assured and disposably neat. Since the theme to Buffyalways sounded lie one of The Pixies‘ later Surfadelic instrumentals, it’s only appropriate that Kim Deal and company rework the tune into… something almost exactly like the original. Still, nice fade out.
Finally, the live version of “Safari” from The Melkweg in Amsterdam sounds suitably like the band have been sampling the local wares as Deal mutters through the song with an air of stoned distraction to her “haaas”, and the band give the muscular thud of the bass and scrawled guitars some fuzzy THC logic in this laid back interpretation.