Pavement – Gold Soundz

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Flippin hell, apologies for being so remiss. Imagine this blog has been dishing out mp3s like a good thing for 2 and half years and has yet to wax lyrical about the genius that was Pavement. If one was to look for a champion for the indie masses this band would be very high up the list (with perhaps the Wedding Present at the summit). Here was yet another case of the should-have-beens, they may have been musically idiosyncratic at times but if you were to examine the pot of gold that is their back catalogue you’d uncover gilded pop gems strewn in every brightened corner. The purest distillation can be found on 1994’s ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’ with sumptuous melodies and memorable riffs being the order of the day. ‘Cut Your Hair’ even became a minor hit and its barber shop video displayed the sense of wide-eyed glee that the band were capable of. ‘Gold Soundz’ remains my favourite however; I often play it from dawn to dusk if I feel like having the best day ever. See for yourself and if this is your first brush with Malkmus and Co. get thee to a record store rather sharpishly. You could be in luck too as there are talks of a reunion in 2009, marking the 20th anniversary of the bands formation. KD

Pavement – Gold Soundz

Watch The Video To Cut Your Hair

More Info: Official
Buy Songs: Pavement
Year: 1994

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  1. April 25, 2008
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    My favourite song on that album as well. I hate the fact that while Pavement were still together, I was still a stupid teen listening to Oasis and Now 24.

  2. April 25, 2008
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    Im showing my musical ignorance here but while i know of Pavement and there standing in the hearts of so many music lovers, ive never tuned into them, but this is going to change after this sample – thanks hugger

  3. April 25, 2008
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    Mytopfive: We all have our dark musical secrets – mine involved Chris De Burgh…sssshussh….tenaka: Start off with ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’, it really is their best album but all the others are fairly special too.

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