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Breeders' Josephine Wiggs on 20 Years of Last Splash and the Future of Women in Rock

The creative process is one of the scariest things a person can endure. Opening yourself up, either alone or with a group of friends and fellow artists, it can blow up in your face. Or, you could make history.

The Breeders were kind of lucky in that regard. Their third record, Last Splash, is a timeless alt-rock classic. And 20 years later, people still want to hear them play it live. Even those of us who were too young to understand "Cannonball" in 1993 find ourselves reveling in its crunchy, moody sound.

We caught up with Josephine Wiggs, the bass player who fingered that famed buh-duh-duh-duh-duh-buh, in advance of the Last Splash anniversary tour stop at Grand Central, to talk about creating something with such a lasting impact, touring with Nirvana in '93, and girls being in rock 'n' roll bands.

See also: The Breeders' Last Splash 20th Anniversary Tour Brought the '90s Back at Grand Central Miami

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.