Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain maintains a balance between the chaotic noise of distorted guitars and perfect pop melody.
The record was made on the 8th floor of some New York squat, 1992. There was a battered engineer and a white label tape machine in the corner. They left it running and sometimes they played it back and sometimes they liked it and kept it to present to their elders: The Knights of the Turntable, who spent the better part of 120 Minutes deciphering their gauzy phantom power parables.
Originally released February 1994.
"Pavement's second full-length was less quirky and diffuse than their first and even yielded their career's only modest hit, "Cut Your Hair." Best of all, sweetly catchy songs such as "Gold Soundz" and "Range Life" showed that Pavement were more than just smirky indie rockers." - www.rollingstone.com
New 2007 Acoustech recut
Audiophile HQ180 Vinyl manufactured at RTI
Includes free download of the entire album
1. Silence Kit
2. Elevate Me Later
3. Stop Breathin
4. Cut Your Hair
5. Newark Wilder
7. Gold Soundz
8. 5 - 4 = Unity
9. Range Life
10. Heaven's a Truck
11. Hit the Plane Down
12. Fillmore Jive