The Breeders Get Stripped Of Their Bong

This item on the forthcoming album by the Breeders (it’ll be produced by Steve Albini, but alas, it’ll be Josephine Wiggs-free) reminded me: Did you know that Fuse is now bleeping the word “bong” out of reairings of “Cannonball,” a bit of snipping that I don’t think was even practiced by MTV’s always-running-scared standards and practices department back in the day? And here I thought the Cablevision-owned music-video channel was so proud of its “edgier” stance when it came to scary words about sex and drugs and killing people. (I swear there was even one time when I saw the video for “Teenagers” on the channel and the audio on the words “murder” and “bleed” got pumped up through no volume-manipulation of my own.)

The Breeders reveal all about new album [NME]