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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 14, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B0000019MV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Breadwinner's 'Burner' is a mathrock cornerstone, collecting recordings made between 1990 and 1993. Features guitarist Pen Rollings (Loincloth). Merge Records.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mbfthrasher on September 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD may be the greatest 20 minutes of instrumental progressive/metal/jazz/rock ever released. It is stunning. I have a serious case of breadwinneritis, I cannot stop listening to it. And the recording is fabulous. But the guitar, bass, and drums are amazing, that's what we're talking about here. Long ago, this used to be called "fusion." (I'm 41 so I go back a ways, not that it really matters). Back to the point, if you like this type of music, this cd will give you bloody conniptions. You will not be able to control yourself, and that's a good thing. This is not rock. This is not metal. This is not jazz. Check my terribly long description above. That's my guess as to what it is. If that' s what you like, BUY THIS. But remember, it's instrumental, no vocs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Malone on August 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I guess Amazon's distributor doesn't stock this anymore, but you can still order it direct from the label. (EDIT 5/1/07: Back in stock!)

This is awesome stuff. I've always suspected that they were one of the first bands to be influenced by Helmet. Helmet's first record was the Born Annoying 7 inch single, released in 1989. Breadwinner's debut 7 inch was released in 1990, and to me they sound similar. Similar start/stop staccato style (which was actually unique fifteen years ago when Helmet debuted but has since been imitated by countless wannabe bands in their wake) and abrasive tone. Same drum sound. But where Helmet kept things simple and were structurally "pop," Breadwinner were more complex and progressive. Come to think of it, I guess they sound a lot more like Blind Idiot God than Helmet. You know what, forget what I said about them sounding like Helmet. I was on crack at the time. I say again: awesome stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ifutureman on February 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In a perfect world, these guys would have stuck together and kept writing this amazing music. And maybe the world might have gotten to see and hear them while they were together. But since they only ever put out two ep's and as far as i know never played out beyond their native North Carolina, we only get to consider them in hindsight.

But better late than never! If you enjoy heavy grooves in odd time signatures, then this is a must-have. Imagine King Crimson c. 73-74, played at about double-speed. No solos to speak of here; they would only clutter the sound and distract you from the riffs, which are utterly brilliant. This was truly a power trio, with all three instruments sharing equal billing. Plus, like Don Caballero, these guys knew how to come up with hilarious, bizarre song titles. "Kisses Men on the Mouth on the Mountain"?

The sound is brilliant - lots of crackling energy, but the music is always played with deft precision. I particularly love how the drummer uses the technique of striking a cymbal and immediately "choking" it by grabbing it with his hand, creating a very short splash.

Yes, this is math rock, but it's the best kind - you don't HAVE to be able to identify the warped time signatures they are using, but the more you analyze it, the funkier it gets!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By d_didonato on January 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
One of the more complicated records to come out of the South - Richmond's Breadwinner. This band spawned the likes of Butterglove, Ladyfinger, Human Thurma, and a host of other bands in the late 80's/early '90's, but no one came close to the complexity and power of Breadwinner. An absolute staple for any fan of experimental rock music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Duncan on March 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is the best "math rock" I've ever heard. Some I talked to said that seeing them live struck them dumb for weeks. Sadly I never got the chance to see them. Breadwinner took it to a new level that nobody I've heard has matched since. (thats 6 years now). Burner should be required listening for all "metal" and "math rock" musicians and aficianados.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Compass on October 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Released in 1990 this compilation of all of Breadwinner's singles is still highly relevant in 2005 and simply refuses to budge out of my CD changer.

Seems simple at first, maybe a little discordant, a little too "clever" for its own good. Then, slowly, you realize, no no, it's just clever enough -- to be ****ing brilliant! So much subtlety, so much mathy goodness, so much plain old glorious !ROCK! to be had in these nine tracks. I'm still trying to get to the point where I can tap along to just *one* of the more complex songs perfectly, and still loving it every time I mess up because the song surprised me once again. The drumming is particularly enjoyable. That symbol "choking" technique mentioned in another review never fails to put a smile on my face.

I can only stare into space dreamily and imagine a world where these guys stayed together and released several albums of this stuff. Only the F**king Champs approach (and admittedly, may indeed surpass) this level of excellence. Buy this now and it'll keep you entertained and inspired for countless years to come.
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