The Breeders were That good. Really, folks, Try not to abnegate yourselves with anything, including narcotics, black tar or otherwise...and maybe we can stop incarcerating the slow suicices. They've got their own liminal, limned houses.
And there was that other band Kim Deal was in. The Pixies called my folks' house once, at like 2-3am ET, to talk to my brother, who'd sent them some art. They were feeling no pain. My father, who answered the phone, was feeling less festive. (I didn't live there any longer, or I might've saved everyone a brief lack of actual conversation.)