Pod is the debut album by American alternative rock band the Breeders,
released by 4AD records on May 29, 1990. Engineered by Steve Albini, it
features band leader Kim Deal (pictured) on vocals and guitar, Josephine
Wiggs on bass, Britt Walford on drums, and Tanya Donelly on guitar. The
Breeders formed in 1988 when Deal, a member of the Pixies, befriended
Donelly of Throwing Muses during a European tour. They recorded a
country-infused demo in 1989, leading to 4AD co-founder Ivo Watts-
Russell funding an album, Pod, recorded that year at the Palladium
studio in Edinburgh, Scotland. The album became a critical and popular
success, reaching number 22 in the UK. Critics praised its dark,
sexualized lyrics, and compared it favorably to the Pixies. Nirvana's
Kurt Cobain said it was one of his favorite records, and Pitchfork
ranked it number 81 on its list of the best albums of the 1990s. The
cover art was designed by Vaughan Oliver and portrays a man performing a
fertility dance while wearing a belt of eels.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pod_%28The_Breeders_album%29>
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