Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador, 1994)


Nick: is this punk? is it post-punk?


when people talk about ‘indie’ music as a style rather than music that is ‘independent’, this is what I think of.

white dudes with guitars in the nineties.


I sort of like it.

despite the fact that there are bits where they have this problem I always find with band these days, they sound like they don’t want to be there.

but they have a lot going for them.

memorable melodies.

provides a bit of interest.

{track 8 – 5-4=Unity}

oooh, that was beginning to sound like The Beatles wasn’t it.

what Beatles song is that?

ehhhmm…it’s from Abbey Road.

‘because the world is round’…


yes, very much Because.

it’s the sort of thing that grows on you.

well, it grows on me.

I like it.

Imagine Pavement reunited! Wouldn’t that be amazing? Every year someone says, ‘Hey, I heard Pavement are reuniting!’ but I’ve learnt to ignore it, it just depresses me greatly when they inevitably don’t. But still, IMAGINE IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED!


One response to “Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador, 1994)

  1. Not to get your hopes up again unduly, but looks like it’s really *really* happening this time. No news of a Dublin gig anytime soon, but here’s hoping…

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