The Great Songs: Summer Babe

by Eric Melin on April 14, 2010 · 0 comments

in Music

slanted and enchanted 1992Now that the weather’s getting better, it’s just about time to bring out one of my favorite summer songs.

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.

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