Tuesday, July 31, 2007
For every great band there is usually another band that is great at sounding just like them. For The Velvet Underground, it's The Warlocks. For The Beach Boys, it's The High Llamas. And now for Pavement, it's Hockey Night. I usually enjoy these albums for a spin or three before I long for the source material, but Hockey Night's newest release Keep Guessin' has popped onto my iPod WAY more than that, and it's mostly because of this track. If you're a big Pavement fan, this song will send you on this emotional journey...
Denial - "Nuh uh, this HAS to be Pavement."
Anger - "Fuck these guys, Malkmus should sue them. I mean come on."
Bargaining - "I'll be a better person."
Depression - "Man. I miss Pavement."
Acceptance - "This track actually rules."
I'm a pretty big Michel Gondry fan. I own the music videos collection and his movies, but somehow I managed to miss pretty much every clip since the 'Hardest Button To Button' video. Don't really know how that happened (considering there's some perty big names mixed in the batch), but I'd like to think that maybe I'm not alone. And so, for anyone who may need it, I've collected a bunch of videos here from the last few years. They're pretty awesome, especially "Denial Twist" "Walkie Talkie Man" and "Heard 'Em Say". Enjoy!
Cell Phone's Dead
King Of The Game
The Denial Twist
Heard 'Em Say
*Note: Left out 'Mad World' on purpose, remember actually seeing this video a lot.
Walkie Talkie Man