Best Pavement songs guys?
It's got to be grounded, yeah?
that weird guitar solo on Fin slays.
Father to a sister of Thought, Space ghost 2, Gangsters & Pranksters, oh whatever all of their first four albums are perfect.
Wish I'd seen them a couple of years ago.
Top band, so glad I saw them on the souless money tour a few years ago.
Saw them a couple of times first time round though, so it's all good.
or maybe "The Classical". Oh wait...
Seriously though, it's "Cut your hair".
favourite pavement lyrics? I like the one about being told off in front of the over-friendly concierge. The lyrics never mean anything, but Malkmus makes them sound so good.
saw you, reeling in a parking lot
How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy?
AND HE DOES
Nature kids, they don't have no function
I don't understand what they mean
And I could really give a fuck
Miles and miles, so much style that it's wasted
Lies and betrayals, fruit-covered nails
Eeeelectricity and lust!
Eyes in the socket
Eyes in the socket
So I'm gonna sock it
Dad, they broke me.
My heart is made of gravy
It has a nice ring when you laugh
At the low life opinions
And they're coming to the chorus now...
it gets said a lot but pavement really did have terrific b-sides; give it a day, easily fooled, harness your hopes for me they count as 3 of their best tracks.
AT&T, Pueblo, Frontwards, Elevate Me Later, Grounded, Stop Breathin, Painted Soldiers, Kentucky Cocktail, And Then (The Hexx)
in Brixton in 1999.
We joked that this would be the criterium for new members joining. Not a very funny joke, I'll grant you.
Yeah, sorry you indier-than-thou fucks. :D
(Or maybe Rattled by the Rush, if you like an amazing guitar solo.)
That said, my favourite album is actually Terror Twilight.
probably one of my favourite b-sides ever. Other favourites Hands Off The Bayou, Perfume-V, Trigger Cut, Pueblo, Filmore Jive ... too many basically.
They're one of those bands that have such perfect signature sound that it's always just so satisfying to listen to them, no matter what mood I'm in they make it better
Though Gold Soundz and Trigger Cut come a damn close second.
And Fight This Generation a runner up (especially a live version), Amy Blue covered it here:
is a great shout.
Perfect song. The rests good too tho. Rang Life & Stop Breathing
It's definitely Gold Soundz, guyz.
How has it taken this long for someone to mention it! I'm changing my answer to this.
is pretty perfect
so many times.
Just for the lyrics. Some of my favourite ever, including :
'Freeze, don't move
Youve been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation
Of the sequel to your life.'
'Glance, don't stare
Soon you're being told to recognize your heirs'
So much semantic depth.
Grounded and Fin also rank high if we are just talking musically, and I also love In The Mouth A Desert.
also Gold Soundz, Trigger Cut, Shady Lane and Ann Don't Cry.
"Here" is such an incredible song.
and the Tindersticks cover is brilliant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxlwn3wPwcY
and I think it might be my favourite best-of of all time.
so so good. brings back so many memories.
... other than that We Dance, Gold Soundz, Shady Lane, AT&T and Grounded would probably be all lumped together for me. Along with loads of others. Too hard to choose!
So glad I saw them on their last proper show (Manchester, 1999 - I hear the Brixton one was pretty sucky and they never got through the whole set)
the answer surely is Box Elder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMW7VjqgU4
& Trigger Cut
Opening of a debut album doesn't get much better than that does it?
and Embassy Row
Is one of my favourite songs.
My favourite Pavement pun.
Unusual for a band's best song to be on their worst album, but there you are.
Terror Twilight has its moments, .. and Carrot Rope too.
Westie Can Drum
God I love Pavement. Saw them before they split at the Barrowlands and then again when they reunited.
what a band
But you're all correct with your other answers too, such is the quality of Pavement.
definitely a varying quality in the albums.
You know if we could we'd sell the air!
As in, for me, Terror Twilight isn't as good as Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.
But I would still class Terror Twilight as a quality album. I don't think Pavement really have had a 'low point' in their output.
Winner of The
"Praise the Grammar Police, set me up with your neice
Walk to Baltimore and keep the language off the streets
Well I'm of several minds; I am the worst of my kind
I wanna cremate the crutch, I know you're my lady -
But phonecalls could corrupt the morning
Heed the surgeon's warning - Pillars of Eight!"
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Ah-Ahhhh! Fucking magnificent.
Cat amongst pigeons time....
You're not going to upset us by saying you don't like our favourite band.
I think you mistook this thread for a My Chemical Romance forum. Try your luck there, they'll cut your bollocks off (assuming your a guy, apologies if not).
I wasn't trying to troll...
How refreshing to see somebody show maturity and restraint on an internet forum.
I'm in your house right now, pouring petrol everywhere.
No one disses Malkmus and gets away with it.
It took me quite a while to actually get into them, then one day they just clicked. You can still be overrated and very good at the same time.