History Music / Pavement

23rd Jan '16 1:16:40 PM CassandraLeo
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* GenreRoulette: '"Wowee Zowee'' is one of the most infamous examples in indie music.

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* GenreRoulette: '"Wowee ''Wowee Zowee'' is one of the most infamous examples in indie music.
23rd Jan '16 1:15:52 PM CassandraLeo
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** Their CoverVersion of "The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen throws in lyrics from "Thorn Of Crowns" and "Yo Yo Man", two other Echo and the Bunnymen songs from their album ''Ocean Rain'': C-c-c-cucumber, c-c-c-cauliflower, c-c-c-cabbage / He's the yo-yo man, always up and down".
** There are a whole bunch of these in the live show included in ''Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe'', including to Music/TheBeatles, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Music/SonicYouth.

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** Their CoverVersion of "The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen Music/EchoAndTheBunnymen throws in lyrics from "Thorn Of of Crowns" and "Yo Yo Man", two other Echo and the Bunnymen songs from their album ''Ocean Rain'': C-c-c-cucumber, c-c-c-cauliflower, c-c-c-cabbage / He's the yo-yo man, always up and down".
** There are a whole bunch of these in the live show included in ''Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe'', including to Music/TheBeatles, Echo and the Bunnymen, Music/EchoAndTheBunnymen, and Music/SonicYouth.
7th Jan '16 4:45:08 PM nombretomado
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They guest-starred in the ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Pavement", where they were misidentified as "Music/TheBeatles" and played a noisy cover of the show's theme song while Space Ghost attempted to interview another guest.

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They guest-starred in the ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Pavement", where they were misidentified as "Music/TheBeatles" and played a noisy cover of the show's theme song while Space Ghost attempted to interview another guest.
3rd Jan '16 7:15:03 PM CassandraLeo
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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Their early material qualifies. They quickly abandoned this, however, as they started using higher-quality recording techniques and made their songs more complicated.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Gold Soundz"


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* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Gold Soundz"
3rd Jan '16 7:13:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* GenreRoulette: '"Wowee Zowee'' is one of the most infamous examples in indie music.



* LighterAndSofter: In general, they tended to progress in this direction as their career moved along. Their last two albums are definitely this to the material that preceded it, as are their first three albums to their early [=EPs=].



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Spit on a Stranger," "Box Elder," and "Here."

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Spit on a Stranger," "Box Elder," "Range Life", and "Here.""Here," among other songs.



* [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]]: For the genre known as lo-fi, along with Guided by Voices. By the time of their first album however, they stopped completely relying on lo-fi recording equipment.

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* [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]]: For the genre known as lo-fi, along with Guided by Voices. By the time of their first album album, however, they stopped completely relying on lo-fi recording equipment.equipment, and by the time of ''Crooked Rain'' they'd pretty much abandoned it entirely.
7th Dec '15 5:36:10 PM MikeK
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** "Carrot Rope" and "Harness Your Hopes" both include lines about "harness[ing] your hopes" to someone: The former has "Harness your hopes to the folks" and the latter has "Harness your hopes to just one person".
7th Dec '15 5:26:06 PM MikeK
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** "5-4=Unity" originally had seemingly improvised vocals, but it was decided it worked better as an instrumental: The WithLyrics version, "5-4 Vocal" was released as a BSide.

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** "5-4=Unity" originally had seemingly improvised vocals, but it was decided it worked better as an instrumental: The WithLyrics version, "5-4 Vocal" Vocal", was released as a BSide.
7th Dec '15 5:25:05 PM MikeK
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** "5-4=Unity" originally had seemingly improvised vocals, but it was decided it worked better as an instrumental: The WithLyrics version, "5-4 Vocal" was released as a BSide.



** Similarly, "Dark Ages" was left off of ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'', but the final minute of the song was turned into an introduction to "Filmore Jive".

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** Similarly, "Dark Ages" was left off of ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'', but the final minute of the song was turned into an introduction to "Filmore Jive". All 2:40 of "Dark Ages" appeared on ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins''.
7th Dec '15 5:19:50 PM MikeK
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** Similarly, "Dark Ages" was left off of ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'', but the final minute of the song was turned into an introduction to "Filmore Jive".
20th Sep '15 6:35:22 PM BadSplice
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* Stephen Malkmus ("SM") - guitar, [[PerishingAltRockVoicevocals]]

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* Stephen Malkmus ("SM") - guitar, [[PerishingAltRockVoicevocals]][[PerishingAltRockVoice vocals]]



First formed as a studio project for Malkmus and Kannberg, Pavement became a full-fledged band around 1992. While their initial material was marked by low recording quality and NoisePop and PostPunk influences (especially from Music/TheFall), the band became more accessible, at least sonically, starting in TheNineties - their albums ''Slanted and Enchanted'' and ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'' established them as indie rock heroes and brought them a degree of popularity. They moved away from outright indie into NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly territory starting with ''Wowee Zowee'' (a change Malkmus attributed to [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs excessive marijuana smoking]]), without losing their trademark messiness, while their last two albums are noticeably mellower and spacier (''Terror Twilight'' verging on the ''[[Music/{{Radiohead}} OK Computer]]''ish at times due to being produced by Nigel Godrich).

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First formed as a studio project for Malkmus and Kannberg, Pavement became a full-fledged band around 1992. While their initial material was marked by low recording quality and NoisePop and PostPunk influences (especially from Music/TheFall), the band became more accessible, at least sonically, starting in TheNineties - their albums ''Slanted and Enchanted'' and ''Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'' established them as indie rock heroes and brought them a degree of popularity. popularity among indie kids. They moved away from outright indie into NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly territory starting with ''Wowee Zowee'' (a change Malkmus attributed to [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs excessive marijuana smoking]]), without losing their trademark messiness, while their last two albums are noticeably mellower and spacier (''Terror Twilight'' verging on the ''[[Music/{{Radiohead}} OK Computer]]''ish ''Music/OKComputer''ish at times due to being produced by sharing a producer in Nigel Godrich).


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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Gary Young, [[ThePeteBest the original drummer]], due to reasons seen in TheAlcoholic above.
** The band themselves, due to their WordSaladLyrics along with their quirky sound and demeanor.
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