Ok enough of this emo nonsense and back to the good old-fashioned indie rock. And is there an old-fashioned indie rock band more emblematic of um old-fashioned indie rock than Pavement? Check out especially the song Rang Life from the album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain for the lyrics:

“Out on tour with the smashing pumpkins
Nature kids, they dont have no function
I dont understand what they mean
And I could really give a fuck.”

Malkmus has claimed that the line was meant to be light hearted and timely (later live versions substitute the line with other band names like The Spice Girls). Apparently Billy Corgan of the Pumpkins doesn’t know how to take a joke. He threatened to drop the Smashing Pumpkins from the 1994 Lollapalooza lineup if Pavement was allowed to play.

MP3: Pavement- Rang Life
MP3: Pavement- Conduit For Sale!


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