Author Topic: Pavement  (Read 1440 times)

Re: Pavement
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2019, 11:34:20 PM »
I will take Gold Soundz by Pavement over the entire output of the Fall, and I like the Fall.

non capisco

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2019, 11:44:01 PM »
I still love Box Elder and Embassy Row and all that but I saw these cunts when they reformed ten years ago and it was one of the most boring live experiences of my life, like a sullen thirteen year old child in front of relatives being forced to sing a charming song everyone loved that they made up and used to sing all the time when they were eight. Resent at having to DO THIS SHIT AGAIN for YOU CUNTS almost visible as aggrieved cartoon wiggly waves surrounding Malkmus' head. Him on one side of the stage, everyone else on the other. All the warmth of a hollow forced work toast for a hated boss' birthday.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2019, 12:19:29 AM »
"Terror Twilight" as an album feels hella poignant to me, has a real sense of the nineties good times coming to an end about it. It was only appropriate that Pavement, a band who embodied the decade to an absurd degree, should dissolve with it.

Just a shame the sad legacy of most of these bands is that they end up doing grudging reunion shows just to pay the bills.

famethrowa

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2019, 07:41:33 AM »

Just a shame the sad legacy of most of these bands is that they end up doing grudging reunion shows just to pay the bills.

Yeah travelling the world, getting paid to play songs you barely have to think about, lifelong devoted fans wherever you go... sounds horrible

Re: Pavement
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2019, 08:41:27 AM »
Resent at having to DO THIS SHIT AGAIN for YOU CUNTS almost visible as aggrieved cartoon wiggly waves surrounding Malkmus' head. Him on one side of the stage, everyone else on the other. All the warmth of a hollow forced work toast for a hated boss' birthday.

It felt like this as far back as when they were promoting Brighten the Corners. Like a school recital. I remember some guy vainly shouting 'Summer Babe' between songs, but to no avail. They just ploughed through 'Old to Begin' or some other MOR shit.

On a more positive note, I saw the Jicks a few months ago, and they encored with a few Pavement tunes, and they sounded good.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2019, 10:07:48 AM »
Wasn't there a really grim review of one of the reformation shows, possibly at the Matador birthday events?

Edit: https://music.avclub.com/matador-at-21-day-1-so-much-for-those-gold-soundz-1798221985?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=avclub_copy&utm_campaign=top

samadriel

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2019, 12:24:42 PM »
Oh, bitch bitch bitch.  I saw them in early '09 and a great time was had by all, I couldn't have asked for more.  Whether the same can be said of them more recently, I couldn't say, but they've earned my goodwill.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2019, 12:36:02 PM »
I was just looking back at the line-up for their ATP. Despite everything, I miss ATP.

https://www.atpfestival.com/events/pavement/lineup

Pavement were really going through the motions at it though.

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2019, 05:27:45 PM »
I did a mix once, covers & originals



Pavement : Cream Of Gold
Fonda 500 : Box Elder
Pavement : Extradition
C - Kid : In The Mouth A Desert
Stephen Malkmus : Jo Jo’s Jacket
Pavement : 5 - 4 = Unity
Pavement : Half A Canyon
Fuck : Heaven Is A Truck
Pavement : The Killing Moon
Pavement : Conduit For Sale!
Airport Girl : Cut Your Hair
Cat Power : We Dance
Pavement : Box Elder ~ live
Panty Lions : Baby, Yeah
Pavement : Blue Hawaiian
Bernhard : Gangsters & Pranksters
Gary Young : Plant Man
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks : Craw Song
Colditz : Range Life
Pavement : Passat Dream
Lenola : Kennel District
Pavement : Here


Pavemented

Rolf Lundgren

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2019, 06:38:31 PM »
Pavement were great but I don't have much interest in seeing them live as it might make me go off them.

Glebe

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2019, 06:43:02 PM »
The Pixies were another obvious influence, 'Loretta's Scars' in particular sounds like 'Debaser.'

I had Slanted on cassette... I got the big luxury reissues of that and Wowee Zowee on CD and then actually never listened to them (although one of them might have been a gift).

Re: Pavement
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2019, 07:35:47 PM »
I'VE got the flexidisc of My First Mine that came with Ablaze magazine. The other track was better, but a band that I've never been able to find out anything about or anything else by. Lost the magazine a long time ago.

Captain Z

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2019, 07:44:44 PM »
You could never accuse them of being too middle-of-the-road.

They are now a bunch of psyclepaths.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2019, 08:11:08 PM »
I'VE got the flexidisc of My First Mine that came with Ablaze magazine. The other track was better, but a band that I've never been able to find out anything about or anything else by. Lost the magazine a long time ago.

Fluff? Two of them went on to play in the relatively popular Tse tse Fly and The Wedding Present.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2019, 08:28:00 PM »
I did a mix once, covers & originals

Kathryn Williams did a lovely cover of "Spit on a Stranger." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVJMhXyj-ro

Every time I say I like a Pavement song to one of their fans, the response is usually a sneery "oh, you like THAT era..." But  Shady Lane is fun!

To be honest, I only know one Pavement fan from not-the-internet.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2019, 09:14:34 PM »
Pavement being a bit meh live surely covers quite a lot of their original run too? The impression I got from 2010 was that Malkmus was totally down but got somewhat reluctantly roped into doing a full tour. My recollection of how the tour was received at the time was that there was a wide variance in how engaged he was from show to show.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2019, 12:50:40 AM »
I'm a Brighten The Corners man and never really fell for any of the other albums (and I only really love the first half of BtC TBF).

The added bonus of Pavement is that they are playing Primavera and having just got back from this one there is a very good chance that they won't even be in the top 20 great things that are on. Very much worth a shout of £180 or so.

It really was an absolutely stunning festival. I've been listening to nothing but female pop music for months now (along with the odd bit of ambient/drone/metal when it suits) which maybe swung my love of it but that is because women making pop music are making the best music out there and Primavera absolutely killed it on that count (and I missed all of Solange, Miley Cyrus, Rosealia and most of Roisin Murphy who all got ace reviews). Robyn, Carly Rae, Janelle, Erykah Badu, Sigrid, Charlie XCX, CupcakKe, Lizzo (ESPECIALLY Lizzo - in top 5 gigs I have ever seen) all absolutely ripped the (non) roof off the place. Great fun.

the ouch cube

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Re: Pavement
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2019, 06:03:19 PM »
Oddly enough 'Slanted' is the only one I'm NOT familiar with, so I suppose I'd better get on it...

Everyone knows the real 1990s American alt-rock equiv to the Fall (though not to the point of xeroxing them so far as I can tell) is Girls Against Boys.

Re: Pavement
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2019, 07:21:46 PM »
Oddly enough 'Slanted' is the only one I'm NOT familiar with, so I suppose I'd better get on it...

Everyone knows the real 1990s American alt-rock equiv to the Fall (though not to the point of xeroxing them so far as I can tell) is Girls Against Boys.
* The Jesus Lizard leave thread in a state of high dudgeon*

Re: Pavement
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2019, 07:28:43 PM »
Fluff? Two of them went on to play in the relatively popular Tse tse Fly and The Wedding Present.

Oh I knew and forgot about Tse Tse Fly. I had trouble finding anything by them but should be easier now, with all the internet and that.

Thanks