Pavement – We Dance (1995)

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Pavement make me smile. Barmy lyrics, guitar din and lovely melodies – a strange brew. The 1994 long player Crooked Rain Crooked Rain was my introduction, followed by their more influential, noise-rock masterpiece Slanted and Enchanted. (I recommend this route to the uninitiated.) But it is the first track off their indulgent third album Wowee Zowee that I feature here. “There is no castration fear… pick out some brazilian nuts for your engagement…maybe we could dance together”. Just as with the Beastie Boys, I get the feeling that the sound of the words is more important than their meaning. Actually, nothing like the Beasties at all.

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3 thoughts on “Pavement – We Dance (1995)

  1. DJ PJ says:

    Still don’t get it. Will listen again to an album sometime when I’m ready

  2. […] 1991 release of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was a game changer, but it was Pavement‘s output between 1992-94 that was most impressive to these ears. ‘Gold Soundz’ […]

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