a person i don’t speak of once rightly observed that brighten the corners is pavement’s drunkest record. all those wobbly guitars and loose vocal lines.
think about your own head and the headache he gave.
Slavic princess with a rose in her teeth
Do you suppose she would bite you if she could?
Insane cobra split the wood
Trader of the lowland breed
Call a jittney, drive away
In the slipstream we will stay
Never really paid attention to how interesting Starlings of the Slipstream’s lyrics are until I read this.
this song is killer.
sorry, i usually try to keep the pavement to a minimum, but i gotta hit you with the hexx.
and then… the hexx.
back in the days of actually making TAPES—where you’d have to find just the right times to pause your tape player to cue up another song, regardless of when tracks ended—what transitions were you most proud of?
what stands out in my memory is a transition linking pavement’s “frontwards” with enon’s “pleasure and privilege”—i cut “frontwards” after the descending chimes but before the rising chimes and let the first half second of “pleasure and privilege” sink in before unpausing the tape so the opening vocals seem to layer RIGHT on top of those chimes. i can’t hear either song without thinking about it.
what are yours?