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The Breeders — Cannonball
Album: Last Splash
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7.5

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Total ratings: 3461









Released: 1993
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Check check check
One, two
One, two)

Spitting in a wishing well
Blown to hell
Crash
On the last splash

I know you, little libertine
I know you're a real koo koo

(Hey now)

Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball
Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball
(Hey now)
In the shade
In the shade
(Hey now)
In the shade
In the shade

I know you, little libertine
I know you're a cannonball
I'll be your whatever you want
The bong in this reggae song

(Hey now)
In the shade
(Hey now)
In the shade

Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball
Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball

Spitting in a wishing well
Blown to hell
Crash
I'm the last splash

I'll be your whatever you want
The bong in this reggae song
(Hey
Hey now)

Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball
Want you
Koo koo
Cannonball
(Hey now)
In the shade
In the shade
(Hey now)
In the shade
In the shade.
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Bumped it up one 
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I won this album in an art contest in middle school. Best prize ever!
motorhead?
 bmg3738 wrote:

How about playing Tony Joe White; Boom, Boom, Boom.




It's more Bo Diddly than "Cannonball" is.
Never. Gets. Old.
Now there's a sequence and transition you don't often hear - Buddy Holly's Everyday into Cannonball!  Holy smokes!
 bobrk wrote:
Hell, I'm 48 and I like it. ;) Especially the guitar part: chicka-chicka-chicka-chicka!
 
Hell, I hope you still like it at 63!
I still want to be as cool as Kim Deal... 
I always think that opening is for a song from U2's Achtung Baby. Gets me every time.
 bobrk wrote:
Hell, I'm 48 and I like it. ;) Especially the guitar part: chicka-chicka-chicka-chicka!
 
@bobrk, You wrote this 15 years ago, do you still like it?  I do!
 jahgirl8 wrote:
Too L8 now, but thogh is its own word, you may not know so, but the word you want(ed) is spelled though.

 
Far wrote:
At beginning I was expecting a cover of "Werewolves of London." still likeable thogh.
 

 
It's "late", not "leight"
How about playing Tony Joe White; Boom, Boom, Boom.
I learned this on bass.  Super fun to play, but shreds the fingers
Absolutely part of the sound of my high school years!
 stunix wrote:
@romeotuma

Im in the hotel room next door to you, ive just lost a load of money and my wife has left me.  if you dont turn that goddamn awful music down and finish your bloody 5 day party, Im gonna come in there and help you understand what a .22 feels like. 
 

That's not nice of you, and besides, a .22 feels like a toy. Any other questions?
Kim Deal - the real deal.
Not a masterpiece, but very wild :-)
Any song with an average rating over 7.5 should automatically gain an 11 rating column!!
 Far wrote:
At beginning I was expecting a cover of "Werewolves of London." still likeable thogh.
 
At beginning I was expecting something from the cakes. Miss a trumpet...
Too L8 now, but thogh is its own word, you may not know so, but the word you want(ed) is spelled though.

 
Far wrote:
At beginning I was expecting a cover of "Werewolves of London." still likeable thogh.
 

At beginning I was expecting a cover of "Werewolves of London." still likeable thogh.
Logging my request for the Dandy Warhol's "cool as Kim Deal"
 SmackDaddy wrote:

That and Fugazi's Waiting Room
 
Oh yes, Waiting Room
My aunt introduced me to this band. Good stuff. 
I have decided that its time for the neighborhood to hear this. Again.
 cavemanleong wrote:
What an intro! One of the most recognizable intro to a song.
 
That and Fugazi's Waiting Room
Gen X anthem
Lovely dose of sweet poison!  
But why "in the shade"? Is there a second meaning to that?
What an intro! One of the most recognizable intro to a song.
Nice - just got tix to see the Breeders in April
Gotta love a band called The Breeders. Heh, heh.
Good song this one.
Hey. Nice pants.
 kcar wrote:
If you're gonna write lyrics for a rock band, I think it helps to be stoned, stupid or badly concussed. No one listens to the words in hope of deep wisdom.
 
Stupid people tend to write stupid lyrics, so that may not help much.  Stoned, maybe - I guess it depends on the subject matter.  I don't know if you've ever had a concussion, but maintaining consciousness is challenging enough, writing lyrics may not be easy.  Some people pay attention to the lyrics, but as you know, it depends on the artist - some artists impart more wisdom than others.
 Typesbad wrote:
I've always really liked this song, but this is the first time I've looked at the lyrics.  And well...it goes to show why I could never be a song writer.  Because I could never put anything that um, abstract down on paper and think:  "Hey, I wrote a song!"  They did, though and it totally works.

 
If you're gonna write lyrics for a rock band, I think it helps to be stoned, stupid or badly concussed. No one listens to the words in hope of deep wisdom.


Kinda Liz Phair-y (in a good way).

                 1993. Like it from the radio, buy the CD. Tower Records, Seattle.
 

Bill is on fire today!  Go RP. Love this tune.
Never get tired of this song ...
Great song that typifies my college years. And probably responsible for at least some of my tinnitus. 
It's "... this reggae song ..." Not "sad ... song"
Wonderfully weird.
 coloradojohn wrote:
One of the coolest, grungiest, satisfyingly pungent songs ever; never seem to tire of hearing the sexy purr of the voice, the raw guitar...

 
Good description {#Cheers}...and it's crunchy too.
I've always really liked this song, but this is the first time I've looked at the lyrics.  And well...it goes to show why I could never be a song writer.  Because I could never put anything that um, abstract down on paper and think:  "Hey, I wrote a song!"  They did, though and it totally works.
muito bom The Breeders {#Yes}
One of the coolest, grungiest, satisfyingly pungent songs ever; never seem to tire of hearing the sexy purr of the voice, the raw guitar...
I love the smell of rock-n-roll in the morning!
I like this song, I remember thinking, "hey the kids ain't so bad after all".
I think the whole album is fantastic........
{#Hearteyes}
Too much fun!

funny gifs
 ColdMiser wrote:
Just another fine example of kick ass rock and roll from Boston {#Bananajam}

 
Nobody out-Bostons Mission of Burma.
Breeders and Verucca Salt my two fave girlie bands, Bill would you play Seether or Volcano Girls    Please
{#Music} Superb. And off to work I go......wooop
chicks rock!
Fucking song ROCKS!!!! Did I mention it rocks?
Anything even remotely connected to Kristin Hersh is fine by me. Tanya's stepsister.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is one of the Diehl(sp) sisters playing bass on this? 

 
I think Josephine Wiggs played bass on this album; the Deal sisters were playing guitars.
Just another fine example of kick ass rock and roll from Boston {#Bananajam}
Is one of the Diehl(sp) sisters playing bass on this? 

 
You wish you wrote that riff.  
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Don't want to hear this HERE. PSD.

 
Bummer for you, I guess.
Don't want to hear this HERE. PSD.
up to dance...
Holy girl band, Batman! :)
It's been about 20 years since this was popular...where the hell did the time go?
I really don't mind this song but my dog quickly left the room at the beginning.  Thanks for the great variety Bill.

Freezing in the Napa Valley
 JalapenoJoe wrote:

Thank you. "The suck side of meh" will now be the new name of my Breeders cover band.

 
Hilarious.  Tanya Donelly {#Heartkiss}
 carla_k wrote:
{#Drummer} Great track x
 

Volume all the way UP!!
{#Drummer} Great track x
gets my fingers snappin'.  (Besides, that wavery guitar sounds like something my ears do after 4 bourbons.)
gets my fingers snappin'
Never cared for this...irritating at best!
 Yes. Proclivities wrote:

More than is needed or required?

 


my rating was a 7. Listening just now convinced me. Definitely an 8!

marvelous...  we be dancing...
 
 
ACK! say it ain't so!

timmus wrote:
Here's something to make us all feel old: This song is almost 20 years old.  :(
 


the only song I can play on the bass guitar!
Oh yes!! Good song to hear to warm up by. - will freeze in Minnesota-Duluth had snow
I' m from Cordoba, Argentina. This song remembers me the teen`s days: my friend and I listening some music, discussing and dreaming about future (and girls)...   
I saw the Breeders on a sunny day at a Lollapalooza Festival in Mountain View, CA back in the 1990's. They were having fun. The crowd having fun. Rock-n-roll should be fun. The Breeders are proof. YAY!
RP spittin' heat today!
From back when MTV actually promoted music!!
 TJS wrote:
I always did like this song, so I bought the CD back in the day - mostly because Tanya Donelly played in The Breeders at the time.  To my disappointment though, I found this to be the standout track on the CD.  The rest of it was on the 'suck' side of meh.
 
Thank you. "The suck side of meh" will now be the new name of my Breeders cover band.
GOOD GROOVIN WITH NICE PAUSE AND THEN MORE NOISE WITH HOOKS.  LIKE CUTE SOUNDING YOUNG GIRL SINGING ROCK.
Here's something to make us all feel old: This song is almost 20 years old.  :(

as good now as it was then KILLER


 stunix wrote:
@romeotuma

Im in the hotel room next door to you, ive just lost a load of money and my wife has left me.  if you dont turn that goddamn awful music down and finish your bloody 5 day party, Im gonna come in there and help you understand what a .22 feels like. 
 
Well shit why don't you tell us how you really feel dude.  Perhaps a little too much coffee lately?
@romeotuma

Im in the hotel room next door to you, ive just lost a load of money and my wife has left me.  if you dont turn that goddamn awful music down and finish your bloody 5 day party, Im gonna come in there and help you understand what a .22 feels like. 
I always did like this song, so I bought the CD back in the day - mostly because Tanya Donelly played in The Breeders at the time.  To my disappointment though, I found this to be the standout track on the CD.  The rest of it was on the 'suck' side of meh.
Not a very good song, i'm pretty tired of it. Thankfully, I don't think I was listening to this type of music when the song was actually out on the radio.
 1wolfy wrote:
redundant 
 
More than is needed or required?
The first time I ever heard this song, it was on a demo cd that was being handed out at Daytona Beach when I was there on Spring Break.  Most of what was on that cd was absolute crap, but this song really caught me.  I had that cd for 12 or 13 years before it (as well as about 70 other cds) was stolen out of my car, along with my cd player (had it for 2 weeks, if that), laptop, and an old leather jacket.  Welcome to Toledo, Ohio, there goes your stuff.

I suppose that's what I get for leaving that in my car over a single night.  Where I grew up you could leave your wallet on the dash and the windows down and no one would even think about taking it. 
redundant 
Where's Romeo?  Did s/he finally get kicked out of a Las Vegas hotel?  ps. great tune.
I'll party with you Romeo, where's my drink?

 mike_chouinard wrote:
Kim. The real Deal.
 
As cool as Kim deal. There's a definite Dandy Warhols vibe about this one. No' bad. 7 from the Nottingham jury.

Is the intro to the song from the Wizard of Oz?  It kind of sounds like the soldiers at the Wicked Witch's castle...
 window wrote:
This song is supposed to be for my generation like what "Wooly Bully" was for my parent's generation.  So I guess saying that I never really got into it is an admission of extreme uncoolness.
 
I'm not sure how old your parents are, but "Wooly Bully" was not really considered a "cool" tune by most cool people of that era.  It was a "novelty", pop song.  If you are proud of what you consider your "extreme uncoolness", that's fine.  As a great lyricist once wrote: "that's what it's all about".  I think this is a great tune, personally.
Love the trippy bass line. Wonder if Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups borrowed a little inspiration here
Kim. The real Deal.
This song is supposed to be for my generation like what "Wooly Bully" was for my parent's generation.  So I guess saying that I never really got into it is an admission of extreme uncoolness.
This is my Nike+ Power Song,

Never get tired of it
{#Bounce}

Thanks for playing this song!

I have to fly to Minneapolis for the 20th time this year for work and I really just want to stay home. SO not in the mood for the TSA!!

Cannonball made me smile     {#Mrgreen}
The beginning of this had my cat freakin' out. Then the music started and she went back to stalking the birds through the window. Catchy tune, the birds are safe.
Holy nostalgia! This song was such a *huge* part of the soundtrack of my 20s
HELL. YES.
 thenicholas wrote:
Timeless. Has never stopped being cool to me since it first came out.
 
True dat!
Timeless. Has never stopped being cool to me since it first came out.
 TreborG2 wrote:
... not sure what rubs me wrong about it, at the first part ... the ahoooooah ... ahoooooah ...
 

Sounds like distorted Ewoks praising C3PO when he popped up out of the tall grass in 'Return of the Jedi'.

You had me at "The Breeders".
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I'm the last splash.  I think.
 

You most certainly are.
 TreborG2 wrote:
and 20 minutes after I start ... I stop listening for 5 or so.. I'm *not* one of the thousand or so that like this ... not sure what rubs me wrong about it, at the first part ... the ahoooooah ... ahoooooah ... I'm instantly off.  Happy not to be one of you, and greatful that I don't have to be. :)
  Yeah, that intro always annoyed me, but it lasted only a couple seconds and then the good part kicked in and stayed that way.
I like.


I'm the bong in this reggae song.
I'm the last splash.  I think.

Man, could this chick sing and play bass!{#Guitarist}


Yay! {#Bananajam}
and 20 minutes after I start ... I stop listening for 5 or so.. I'm *not* one of the thousand or so that like this ... not sure what rubs me wrong about it, at the first part ... the ahoooooah ... ahoooooah ... I'm instantly off.  Happy not to be one of you, and greatful that I don't have to be. :)