Saturday, March 28, 2009

Poll Feature: Pavement

So I thought I'd try to showcase a few of these bands in our "Which band would you most like to see reunite," poll this week. First up, Pavement. Now, if you aren't up on this band, here are some facts to bring you up to speed.

Huge Cult band of the 90's who never signed to a major label.

Lead Singer Stephen Malkmus dissed The Smashing Pumpkins in the tune 'Range Life,' which resulted in a verbal war between the two men, which would go on to last several years.

Original drummer Gary Young was a local hippie who would get wasted, hand out cabbage and mashed potatoes to the crowd, then fall drunkenly off his drum stool. He later was bounced from the band for allegedly pulling a gun on Stephen Malkmus.

I've included a few videos of the band for you to get a feel for them. The live footage from 94' is pretty great all things considering. Perhaps, the first thing you will notice is how relevant and contemporary these tunes sound, which we all know marks the sign of great tunes. Enjoy the music and consider Pavement for your vote. A gold star for the first person who comments what the diss is in Range Life.

Pavement: Stereo




Pavement: Summer Babe Live in 1994




Pavement: Range Life (Listen for The Smashing Pumpkins Diss)

1 comment:

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if pavement doesnt win, there is definitely something wrong with the world.