Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
Catalog#: OLE 038-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue
Audiophile HQ180 vinyl- manufactured at RTI
Country: US issue
Style: Indie Rock
A1 Summer Babe (Winter Version)
A2 Trigger Cut / Wounded-Kite At :17
A3 No Life Singed Her
A4 In The Mouth A Desert
A5 Conduit For Sale
A6 Zurich Is Stained
A7 Chesley's Little Wrists
B1 Loretta's Scars
B3 Two States
B5 Fame Throwa
B6 Jackals, False Grails: The Lonesome Era
B7 Our Singer
Matador used same catalog number as original release.
Certain albums define a time period and Slanted and enchanted is definitley one of them. This album captures (and pretty much created) the indie scene of the early to mid-late 90s and its influences can be seen abound. The songs on S+E are brilliant...they may be sloppy and incoherent...but they are brilliant and frankly just plain fun to listen to. The lyrics (some containing meaning and some pure gibberish) make a statement: put the music first. This is incredibly poigniant because the time period before this album came out was marked by so called "profound statements" in music that, after hearing the same messages on the radio over and over, become meaningless. This album simply says "hey, we are just gonna have fun".
When evaluating the entire genre of post-punk alternative music, certain bands stand among the elite. Sonic youth, Blur, and Husker Du are a few examples. Pavement, oddly enough, launched themselves into the elite class. I can't figure out what makes this band so good, other than the superior song writing, bad attitude, refusal to sell out, and bizarre hooks. At first I hated this band, but then I really started to listen. The songs grow on you like some kind of incurable disease. I don't even know how seriously Pavement has ever taken themselves. Yet they somehow have left a legacy of some of the best alternative music of the 90's. The Velvet Underground influence certainly has been a positive driving force in the music. I guess in the end, though, it's the sheer honesty of the music combined with its superior musicianship. This has less to do with sensational precision playing than it does with playing within one's self as an artist. I for one am sick of the virtuoso players. Capturing one's artisitic emotion in the music and communicating it to others is much more important to me. That's why it's more fun sometimes to listen to garage bands rehearse than to waste money on a top-billing concert.
Pavement - Perfume V
I do see Pavement sort of as the spawn of Sonic Youth, esp. those early days. But then they just went off into the stratosphere to my tastes it's just been perfect sound forever with Malkmus.
PAVEMENT - Summer Babe - Live 1994
One of the most important slackers of our time.
Pavement - Trigger Cut - 1991
Gary's style is so slovenly. Love it
How Pavement "did in" Lollapalooza - West Virginia, 1995
Pavement's performance gets a poor reception — a shower of mud and rocks — on the Charles Town, West Virginia stop of the 1995 Lollapalooza tour.