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Pavement Best Of Track Listing and Contest Winner

January 25th, 2010 at 7:00 am by Patrick

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So we got more than 1200 entries to the Pavement Guess The Track Listing contest for the Quarantine The Past best-of collection. As you may recall, first prize was for the track listing closest to the actual track listing. The actual track listing is:

1. Gold Soundz (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
2. Frontwards (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
3. Mellow Jazz Docent (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
4. Stereo (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
5. In The Mouth A Desert (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
6. Two States (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
7. Cut Your Hair (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
8. Shady Lane / J Vs. S (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
9. Here (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
10. Unfair (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
11. Grounded (WOWEE ZOWEE)
12. Summer Babe (Winter Version) (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
13. Range Life (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
14. Date w/ IKEA (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
15. Debris Slide (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
16. Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse) (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
17. Spit On A Stranger (TERROR TWILIGHT)
18. Heaven Is a Truck (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
19. Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17 (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
20. Embassy Row (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
21. Box Elder (SLAY TRACKS 1933-1969 EP)
22. Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence (NO ALTERNATIVE COMP)
23. Fight This Generation (WOWEE ZOWEE)

All tracks are fully remastered from the original tapes (including for the early material) and will be available on mid-priced CD and mid-priced dbl LP as well as digital album. Low-priced vinyl reissues of all five Matador LPs plus the Watery, Domestic EP will land on the same date – March 9 – and keep your eyes peeled for other interesting Pavement issues to come over the course of this year.

Winner of the first prize expenses-paid trip to NYC to see Pavement in Central Park next September is Flavio Seixlack of São Paolo, who submitted this sequence, hitting 17 out of the 23 tracks:

1. Gold Soundz (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
2. In The Mouth A Desert (SLANTED AND ENCHANTED)
3. You’re Killing Me (SLAY TRACKS 1933-1969 EP)
4. Heaven Is a Truck (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
5. AT&T (WOWEE ZOWEE)
6. Shady Lane / J Vs. S (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
7. Major Leagues (TERROR TWILIGHT)
8. Date w/ IKEA (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
9. Frontwards (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
10. Painted Soldiers (KIDS IN THE HALL: BRAIN CANDY OST)
11. The Hexx (TERROR TWILIGHT)
12. Cut Your Hair (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
13. Range Life (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
14. Grounded (WOWEE ZOWEE)
15. Debris Slide (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
16. Spit On A Stranger (TERROR TWILIGHT)
17. Here (SLANTED AND ENCHANTED)
18. We Dance (WOWEE ZOWEE)
19. Summer Babe (Winter Version) (SLANTED AND ENCHANTED)
20. Box Elder (SLAY TRACKS 1933-1969 EP)
21. Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17 (SLANTED AND ENCHANTED)
22. Stereo (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
23. Fight This Generation (WOWEE ZOWEE)

Second prize will be awarded to the most imaginative track listing – which will be pressed up into a limited-edition double vinyl LP for Record Store Day (April 17). We will be announcing this later this week, along with the 3 runner-up winners of complete sets of Pavement Matador vinyl.

Keep your eyes on this spot.

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34 Responses to “Pavement Best Of Track Listing and Contest Winner”

  1. Kyle Says:

    Only one song from Terror Twilight? That doesn’t make me very excited for the reissue…

  2. jijifer Says:

    better tracklisting than I imagined. I sorta went with the “milwaukee show” I saw where Malk did it all in chronological order but with opened and ended with lyrical sense where “Here” would have been it with “Everything Ending Here…” Of all the Scott Songs, Kennel District should have been it not Date with Ikea. I also figured since all the singles were a prize all would be on it comp but thank you for not doing that.

    So I once wasted a request at the 10th pavement show I caught in New Mexico, 1996. I asked for “Angel Carver Blues” because, you know, what girl doesn’t want to hear Malkmus ask that final question? Turns out it’s “angel carver blues/mellow jazz docent” for a reason as it’s two songs merged into one. does this mean we’re getting the second half and the “the question”?

    Congrats Flavio! What an adventure you’ll have!!!

  3. Jeff Says:

    Looks pretty good, but there’s still the question of why “Rattled By the Rush” isn’t on this. Very curious, indeed…

  4. GH Says:

    Wow, could I have gotten this more wrong? Like jijifer, I put “Here” at the end because it seemed more than fitting, and “Two States” over “Zurich” is just beyond me. Well, looks like I’m going to have to pray for a Montreal concert.

    Congrats to the Brazilian dude. I would have never guessed that “Fight This Generation” would be at the end. You’re gonna have the time of your life, Flavio.

  5. LC Says:

    I hope I\\\’m not the only person who thinks Terror Twilight is very underrepresented here. I mean I\\\’m not too sure how you can have a best-of Pavement without Carrot Rope. I don\\\’t think there is any musical moment that brings me as much joy as that chorus. Cream of Gold too is one of Pavement\\\’s musical highlights I find, brilliant. From a neutral al perspective I think that Terror Twilight has some of the band\\\’s best songs, even if it mightn\\\’t have the same GREATNESS that the first two albums had. Despite this, it\\\’s still an excellent selection here. Gold Soundz is probably my favourite non-Radiohead song of the 90s. If not, then it\\\’s probably either Frontwards or In the Mouth a Desert. Even the weaker Pavement tracks would still probably be career highlights for many bands though, so it\\\’s pretty difficult to pick just 23.

  6. mpv Says:

    Yeah, “Fight This Generation” at the end is a nice/interesting move — BIG props to the winner for nailing that (& congrats on winning the contest)!

  7. MS Says:

    While I love “Unseen Power,” if there is only gonna be one compilation track, you gotta go with “Painted Soldiers,” AKA Spiral Stairs’ best Pavement song. And switch out “Two States,” which was filler on S&E, for “Kennel District,” Spiral Stairs’ second best Pavement song. Lastly, I would exchange “Fight this Generation” for literally any other song off Wowee Zowee, preferably “Rattled by the Rush.” Why only one Terror Twilight song? I need my Hexx fixx, bro.

  8. MS Says:

    Actually, check that I have no problem with “Fight this Generation.” I just listened to it just now and it’s fly as hell. I stand by my other comments.

  9. MS Says:

    Interesting though how Wowee Zowee and Terror Twilight have a combined 3 songs out of 23. Granted Terror Twilight is probably my least favorite Pavement album, I still like it and Wowee’s got some sweet jamz on there.

  10. danhedonia Says:

    Father. To. A. Sister. Of. A. Thought.

    Back when we were all beautiful; when myopic navel-gazing felt like growth instead of masturbation.

    When shitty single-coil pick-ups were still acceptable.

    When you could stand talking to Johan.

  11. scotchy Says:

    Killer choices! Take a bow, lads. I’m assuming that there’s only one song from Terror Twilight because of it’s reissue. It’s my least favorite album anyway, so I’m cool with that.

  12. Gerard Says:

    We can ALWAYS stand talking to Johan. Ok?

  13. pavemental Says:

    Dammit. New baby and moving house meant I didn’t enter the contest. I would have gotten 17 right too. Not sure how accurate my sequencing would have been, that’s what I didn’t get time to finish. Congrats to Flavio Seixlack. With a name that cool he deserved to win.

  14. Al Pagano Says:

    Wow. I got 15 out of the 17 – with 5 perfect matches I believe. Flavio only got four perfect matches I think. Congrats though! Brazil is further away from New York than Tulsa, that’s for sure.

    Love you Pavement.

  15. Al Pagano Says:

    (revised)

    Wow. I got 15 out of the 23 – with 5 perfect matches I believe. Flavio only got four perfect matches I think. Congrats though! Brazil is further away from New York than Tulsa, that’s for sure.

    Love you Pavement.

  16. B Says:

    Does anyone else think that Flavio\\\’s list is better than the actual comp? \\

  17. B Says:

    The Hexx should have been included. Too much Crooked Rain tracks, in my humble opinion

  18. Tim Says:

    I can understand the absence of “Carrot Rope” and “Major Leagues” (though I like both and they would be on my list—I’d eliminate “Date w/IKEA” and “Embassy Row” to make room for them—still, I know a lot of fans who HATE those two songs and all things Terror Twilight), but I don’t at all get leaving “Rattled by the Rush” off (the lyric “caught my Dad crying” alone makes this essential). O well. I have everything anyway. Bring on the Terror Twilight expanded issue with rough gems from the aborted Swedish Reggae sessions…

    And yes, I’ll say it, I love The Fall and “New Face in Hell” and I would STILL put “Conduit for Sale” on any Pavement Best Of…

  19. Tim Says:

    Oops. Misinformation. No such thing as Pavement “Swedish Reggae” sessions. That was some other band.

  20. Patrick Says:

    There’s some spirited conversation about the track listing over on the Matador Bulletin Board, for those of you interested:

    http://www.matadorrecords.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9685

  21. Glenn Boothe Says:

    I didn’t come close, but impressed with two songs off ‘Watery, Domestic’ (and not the one I thought you would include NOR my personal favorite from the EP.)

    Maybe there should be a prize for having the most songs in common with Flavio (that wouldn’t be me either!)

  22. Daniel Says:

    putaquelospariu!

  23. andy Says:

    This is a poor track list. It is slanted, yet not…nevermind. It pays no rounded tribute to the band. All this talk about a mix that goes back to their scratchy cool beginnings, forward to their rich, layered, warmer, later, what-ever-you-said stuff, well, it didn’t happen. Very one-sided Pavement (don’t get me wrong, I love your choices, but the people buying this are not Pavement fans…they already have this stuff). I give this mix a 3 out of ten. 4, if I wasn’t so sour grapes about losing the contest. Rock on Matador!

  24. John Says:

    In wasting time going back through the Pavement catalog (something I never thought I’d be doing in 2010, after getting rid of all my Pavement vinyl c. 1998, believe me…but the bad penny always comes back) in the service of this tempting contest, I’ve noticed one thing (among others): Brighten has a lot of good songs. Yes, wowee was full of good, odd stoner rampages of various provenance (was very disappointed on first buying it that side 4 was blank…no backwards fondue recipes, nuthin!), and Brighten was the sober, “grown-up”(?) (re:staid, quiet and civilized) “reactionary” follow-up, almost too easy on the ears. But a lot of strong songs, in the sense of ,say, “composition”, traditional structure, etc. Just seemed de-balled at the time, compared to wowee. surface-y, but good songs…

    BTW, although i didn’t fall for the ruse of choosing between the two “Type Slowly”s, I didn’t fare too well. Caught between my favorites and trying to guess the likely commercial angle…

  25. Jeff Says:

    Mellow Jazz Docent + lack of Major Leagues/Carrot Rope + Picket Fence over Painted Soldiers = not a best-of by any stretch.

  26. Al Pagano Says:

    Any approximations on the results for other winners?

    long live pavement.

  27. Patrick Says:

    Working on this week. Keep your eyes on this space.

  28. Emi Says:

    For me In the mount a desert, here, Fin, and Gold Soundz.

    Un saludo from Spain

  29. Jonas Says:

    Good tracklist, exept for Heaven Is A Truck

  30. ryan Says:

    Matador should have done two discs. With a band as rich and diverse in great songs as Pavement there is no way you’re gonna please everyone (especially us die-hard fans) with just one disc. Wowee Zowee is an underrated album and is underrepresented. They could’ve included at least one more track from Twilight as well, though if they were gonna put the hexx on it I think the version from the brighten reissue is superior.

  31. stan Says:

    Conduit for Sale!

  32. JohnnyW Says:

    Makes perfect sense that Terror Twilight should be under-represented, given that it’s the band’s least interesting album. The two stand-outs, The Hexx and Carrot Rope, are too monotonous and over-played, respectively.

    Great collection!

  33. JohnnyW Says:

    My fave Scott song, Passat Dream, is sadly missing, but Date w/ Ikea is very good.

  34. JohnnyW Says:

    @jijifer Agreed. Kennel District should be on there, probably in place of Unseen Power of the Picket Fence.