Back to those gold sounds: recordings from Pavement's first show resurface
Before they were esteemed guests of everyone from Jay Leno to Space Ghost, Pavement were just another scrappy bunch of indie kids recording a radio session with 90.3 KDVS in Davis, California. This was back in 1989, when the music scene was crazy, and bands started up each and every day.
Now, two performances from that session -- their first ever official live gig under the Pavement moniker -- have resurfaced on YouTube. The tracks in question are "Home" and "Mellow Jazz Docent", both of which would later appear on the group's 1991 EP, Perfect Sound Forever. It's a nice little glimpse into the future legends' early days, before Stephen Malkmus was crowned "The Grace Kelly of indie rock", and Gary Young was wacky crazy instead of scary crazy.
Listen to "Home" below, and marvel at the glory that is Malkmus' high school yearbook photo.
|Pavement - Home (Live 1989) *FIRST LIVE RECORDING*|