Archive | Mar 18, 2019

Certain Songs #1484: Pavement – “Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)”

Album: Watery, Domestic EP
Year: 1992

Slow it down, song is sacred!

The final song on the Watery, Domestic EP was definitely a precursor to the more classic rock structures and sounds that were going to be all over the rest of their records, as well as formally introduce a previously-hitherto unheard element in their sound: R.E.M.

And so “Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)” kicks off with Gary Young playing the straightest of straightforward beats, with Mark Ibold’s bass is high enough in the mix to actually be heard while Stephen Maklmus and Scott Kanneberg volleyed Buckian arpeggios at each other.