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|1. Silence Kit|
|2. Elevate Me Later|
|3. Stop Breathin|
|4. Cut Your Hair|
|5. Newark Wilder|
|7. Gold Sounds|
|9. Range Life|
|10. Heaven Is A Truck|
|11. Hit The Plane Down|
|12. Fillmore Jive|
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was released in 1994. With this album, the band abandoned the lo-fi sound displayed on Slanted and Enchanted (as well as their drummer, Gary Young). During the tour for Slanted, the band added percussionist Bob Nastanovich and bassist Mark Ibold; partway through this album's recording sessions, Gary Young was replaced by Steve West. The album featured the band at its most easily accessible, and the single "Cut Your Hair" was Pavement’s closest brush with mainstream success.
On their second full-length album (not counting a compilation of early singles and EPs), Pavement emerge from the noisy clang and clutter to reveal the once-hidden songcraft and passion that made their previous recordings so mysteriously fascinating. The mystery may have receded on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, but the fascination increases, for this album confirms what we only suspected before: Pavement are a great rock & roll band. The two Stockton, California, slackers who founded the band in 1989 have mastered the pop alchemy of transforming the collision of impatient youthful desires and a hostile world into aching, melodic vocals and driving, melodic guitar riffs. The band's cofounders use an element of suspense to illustrate just how fragile romantic optimism really is. When Steve Malkmus yearns for a human connection in his suburban community ("Silence Kid," "Range Life") or in the alternative-rock scene ("Cut Your Hair," "Fillmore Jive"), the elegant melodies let us know that the yearning is unironic, while the unstable guitars let us know the prospects are bleak. On the album's last song, they bid "good-night to the rock & roll era" even as they're giving it a new lease on life. --Geoffrey Himes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great heavy-duty vinyl pressing. I've now owned this on three formats and this is the best! Very happy with the price also.Published 17 months ago by Jon G
"Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" has a lot of great tracks, a few good tracks, and no bad tracks. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Laurence Rosenthal