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When Pavement first announced their reunion we told you that Matador noted a “details-to-be-determined compilation album planned for release sometime in 2010.” Well, as the guys continue adding dates to said reunion tour, they’re also offering up some more info re: the comp. As Spiral Stairs noted:

Via NME:

There’s talk of doing a best of, with some really cool outtakes on that … The very first radio show that Pavement ever did has never been released. I don’t think anyone’s heard it, so we’ll put that out there sometime.

You should look for it around the time of those aforementioned reunion gigs. That’s called a product tie-in. The bigger issue: What should be on a “best of” Pavement compilation? I’m not talking about rarities, more the essential tracks for a Pavement primer. Like for people who’ve never heard “Summer Babe (Winter Version),” “Stop Breathin’,” or “Frontwards” or a huge etc.

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  1. adam  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    Hmm…

    Stereo
    Cut Your Hair
    Gold Sounds
    Range Life
    Rattled by the Rush
    Frontwards
    Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)
    Summer Babe
    Spit on a Stranger
    Major Leagues
    …and Carrot Rope
    Shady Lane

    for a start.

  2. BAPTIST BLACKJACK!

  3. hmm...  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    I’ll throw in Trigger Cut and Here as well.

  4. I can’t possibly decide. Too many songs to choose from. I’m more excited about those rare alternate outtakes more than anything else. That first radio show is definitely something to look forward to.

    2k10 will be Pavement’s year.

  5. matt  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    Summer Babe [Winter Version]
    Trigger Cut
    In the Mouth a Desert
    Here
    Perfume-V
    Stop Breathin’
    Cut Your Hair
    Gold Soundz
    Elevate Me Later
    Range Life
    We Dance
    AT&T
    Rattled by the Rush
    Father to a Sister of Thought
    Grounded
    Stereo
    Shady Lane
    Date with Ikea
    Blue Hawaii
    Spit on a Stranger
    Major Leagues
    …and Carrot Rope

  6. Pat  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    Just buy Slanted and Enchanted

  7. Fillmore Jive, for sure.

  8. andrew  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    BOOO

    Pavement is my favorite band, but I wish that they weren’t getting back together, and I double wish that they weren’t going to make a best of.
    We all know what songs will be on a best of album, so instead here’s a few songs that definitely won’t be on it that fucking rule:
    baptist blacktick
    cherry area
    no tan lines
    fillmore jive
    kris kraft
    the hexx
    easily fooled
    billie
    ann don’t cry
    shoot the singer

    I’m get that basically all the members of pavement beside SM have fallen on hard times, and its their prerogative to reunite and get paid, but for being a seriously cool band, reuniting is a seriously lame move.

  9. Chris  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    Here’s a list of the kind of accessible songs I expect would make up the Greatest Hits comp:

    Summer Babe (Winter Version)
    Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17
    Here
    Frontwards
    Elevate Me Later
    Cut Your Hair
    Unfair
    Gold Soundz
    Range Life
    We Dance
    Rattled By The Rush
    Grounded
    Grave Architecture
    AT&T2
    Kennel District
    Stereo
    Shady Lane
    Date With Ikea
    Starlings Of The Slipstream
    Spit On A Stranger
    Major Leagues
    …and Carrot Rope
    Robyn Turns 26

  10. alex  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    harness your hopes

  11. george  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    black out
    give it a day

  12. mq  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    Summer Babe
    Stereo
    Elevate Me Later
    Shady Lane
    Frontwards
    Spit on A Stranger
    We Dance
    Trigger Cut
    Rattled by the Rush
    Gold Soundz
    Loretta’s Scars
    AT&T
    Cut Your Hair
    Date With Ikea
    In The Mouth a Desert
    Stop Breathin
    Major Leagues
    Here
    Range Life
    Starlings of the Slipstream
    Father to a Sister of Thought
    Carrot Rope

  13. Gangsters And Pranksters!
    I Love Perth!

  14. Derek  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    hopefully it has For Sale: The Preston School of Industry for the first time ever.

  15. parrot rope  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    the hexx, gold soundz, and slipstream are magical…simply magical.

  16. Mellencramp  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    i wonder if they’d sue if i put out a new song that contains sampled Pavement…i guess i’ll start worrying if more than three people hear it

  17. Dan  |   Posted on Nov 5th, 2009 0

    It would have to be a double album. There are too many awesome pavement songs to fit on one CD.

  18. Summer Babe (Winter Version)
    Trigger Cut
    Here
    Frontwards
    Cut Your Hair
    Gold Soundz
    Range Life
    Rattled by the Rush
    Father to a Sister of Thought
    Grounded
    Give it a Day
    Stereo
    Shady Lane
    Date With IKEA
    Spit on a Stranger
    Carrot Rope
    Major Leagues

    Although it should be:
    Summer Babe (Winter Version)
    Loretta’s Scars
    Kentucky Cocktail
    Texas Never Whispers
    Frontwards
    Nail Clinic
    Cut Your Hair
    Newark Wilder
    Range Life
    The Sutcliffe Catering Song
    Rattled by the Rush
    Half a Canyon
    Grounded
    Best Friend’s Arm
    AT & T
    Stereo
    Blue Hawaiian
    Roll with the Wind
    Spit on a Stranger
    Carrot Rope

    • Blue Mamba  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

      “Give It A Day” is awesome, thank you! I only ever found this on some Japanese tour-only EP that I downloaded in 2003 from somebody on soulseek!

  19. lions (linden)?

  20. Loretta’s Scars should absolutely be on there, my favorite Pavement song. Summer Babe (Winter Version), Elevate Me Later, Harness Your Hopes, Stereo…they made so many great songs its ridiculous

  21. Andrew  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    Texas Never Whispers
    Summer Babe (Winter Version)
    In the Mouth a Desert
    Zurich is Stained
    Here
    Stop Breathin’
    Cut Your Hair
    Range Life
    Gold Soundz
    Fillmore Jive
    All My Friends
    Grounded
    Pueblo
    We Dance
    Give It a Day
    Kennel District
    Type Slowly
    Fin
    Stereo
    Shady Lane
    Date with IKEA
    Spit on a Stranger
    Major Leagues

  22. peter pan  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    Am I really the first to suggest Box Elder?? (props for Give It A Day and Harness Your Hopes suggestions though!)

  23. slowdust  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    I just hope it contains Box Elder and Painted Solders!!!

  24. James Michener  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    One Matador reissue I love is the Underwater Moonlight one…the And How It Got There…disc they sound great for for being so loose…the songs are being born right before your eyes…

  25. It should come with a disc of nothing but covers of ’80s techno pop hits.

  26. I am more interested in the outtakes and the banter…Any Pavement fan with a brain could come up with a tracklist for a greatest hits comp…would prob consist of all the video tracks plus “Summer Babe (Winter Version)”…?

  27. user name  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    Hopefully some of the more “out there” tunes from Westing by Musket and Sextant like:

    You’re killing me
    Internal K-Dart
    Maybe Maybe
    Baptist Blacktick
    From Now On
    Home.

    Also, the entire Water, Domestic EP…especially Feed em to the Linden Lions.

    Slanted and Enchanted has gotta give up Fame Throwa and Here.

    After that, you can keep your post Slanted Pavement to yourself.

    So Nyahh

  28. radio zero  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    Here’s one vote for Unseen Power of the Picket Fence.

    But the one commenter was right, their songs always work better within the context of their original albums, not what you would refer to as a “singles band”.

  29. Bo  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    ROYAL TRUX!!!

  30. Chris  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    These are the tracks that should be on a Pavement best of. All 24 would fit on to an 80 minute CD.

    1. Summer Babe
    2. Trigger Cut/Wounded Kite
    3. In The Mouth A Desert
    4. Zurich Is Stained
    5. Here
    6. Two States
    7. Cut Your Hair
    8. 5-4 = Unity
    9. Gold Sounds
    10. Unfair
    11. Range Life
    12. We Dance
    13. Rattled By The Rush
    14. Grounded
    15. Father To A Sister of Thought
    16. Kennel District
    17. Stereo
    18. Shady Lane
    19. Date With Ikea
    20. No Tan Lines
    21. Spit On Stranger
    22. Major Leagues
    23. Billie
    24. Carrot Rope

  31. Mark  |   Posted on Nov 6th, 2009 0

    RE: Out-Takes…

    On a few of the 2-disc reissues, they used the “extended” versions of some b-sides, and left off the original versions. I feel that these original versions should be included on a “Rarities” disc because some of those songs simply are not how they are usually remembered.

  32. Embassy Row and Blue Hawaiian… that whole second half of Brighten the Corners is amazing. and the first half, rally, haha

  33. Mchell  |   Posted on Nov 7th, 2009 0

    “The Unseen Power of the Picket Fence” – How can you not love a Pavement song about REM??

  34. Djangojones  |   Posted on Nov 7th, 2009 0

    1) Sue Me Jack
    2) Unfair
    3) AT&T
    4) Shoot the Singer
    5) Silence Kid
    6) Westie Can Drum
    7) Stereo
    8) Texas Never Wispers
    9) Give it a Day
    10) Spit on a Stranger
    11) Harness Your Hopes
    12) Father to a Sister on Thought
    13) Frontwards
    14) Zürich Is Stained
    15) Pueblo
    16) Stop Breathin’
    17) The Hexx
    18) In the Mouth a Desert
    19) Gold Soundz
    20) Shady Lane
    21) Grounded
    22) Here (Peel Session)
    22) Summer Babe (Winter Version)

  35. Farmer Ted  |   Posted on Nov 9th, 2009 0

    Nothing off Terror Twilight.
    I hope.
    Pavment should have broken uo before they put thier name on that piece of garbage.
    Terrible, Terrible album.

    Any song of their first three albums could be on this comp.

    -Farmer Ted

  36. stark  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2009 0

    here is a song so rare no one mentioned this gem: so stark you’re a skyscraper. a paean to smoking! definitely my favorite pavement song. a lost b-side.

  37. crumbtrail  |   Posted on Nov 14th, 2009 0

    Hotel California. Here Comes your Man. Message in a Bottle. Barf.

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