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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Breadwinner
Title: Burner
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Merge Records
Original Release Date: 3/22/1994
Re-Release Date: 3/14/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172935222, 036172935246

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Stop me before I listen to it again
mbfthrasher | Renton, Washington United States | 09/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Still available
D. K. Malone | earth | 08/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Too heavy for words.
Duncan | Virginia USA | 03/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."