By Diana Budds
Vaughan Oliver designed album art for the bands that defined a decade, from the Pixies and the Breeders to the Cocteau Twins.
The Breeders’ song “Cannonball,” the lead single from the band’s 1993 album Last Splash, starts off with screeching guitar that sounds like ear-busting audio feedback. A rolling bass line and beating drum enter a few seconds in. The album’s cover–a shiny plastic heart splashed with dark brown liquid and set against a swirling acid-green and neon-red background, is almost like a visual analogue for the track’s rhythmic abrasiveness.