It’s not like a Beach Boys fun-in-the-sun-surfin’-safari summer song or anything like that, though. It’s more of an obtuse, I’m-feeling-kinda-lonely-and-surly song.
1992’s “Summer Babe” was the first song I ever heard by Pavement and it was a revelation.
Stephen Malkmus‘ laconic delivery, the lo-fi noisy guitar tone, and the behind-the-beat cardboard drums all combined to give this song a restless kind of dissastisfaction that I could relate to.
Read about and listen to The Great Songs – Summer Babe.