Here at The 1993 I plan to mix in some longer blog entries about a team, an event, or a sports card set with some much shorter posts about a song released that year. There will be links to each of these music posts on The 1993 Playlist tab at the top of this blog.
Somewhat randomly, the first such song that came to mind is "Cannonball" by The Breeders:
I was in sixth grade when this track was in heavy rotation on MTV. Three years later I was in a high school drama class with some older girls who were discussing bands they like. I can't remember how I inserted myself into the conversation but I'm almost certain I cited Kim Deal's quote about my favorite rock star at the time, Billy Corgan:
"I want that pill he has--the one that makes him think he's so fucking important."
Granted, Billy was--and is--an egomaniac. That said, The Smashing Pumpkins had several hits by 1996 while The Breeders had just this one. I made this point to the drama club girls Devin and Christine and the skinny dark-haired girl whose name escapes me. We had always been friendly but they swatted me down hard in that moment, accusing Billy Corgan of destroying The Breeders with his misogyny and massive ego.
I can't find any other details about Corgan's feud with Kim Deal, or how it originated, but she's far from the only rocker with whom Billy has butted heads.
Do you have any favorite singles from 1993? Any musical memories you'd like to share?
Thanks for reading and listening!