ED007 / Mike Vennart


Pavement - 'Wowee Zowee', 1995. Released on Matador in 1995, Pavement's third record was seen as a departure from the more radio-friendly fare of their previous records, containing no obvious singles to follow on from the big-hitting indie cuts 'Cut Your Hair' and 'Range Life'. At the time, guitarist and Oceansize mainman Mike Vennart was oblivious to most matters Pavement, but in the intervening years, he discovered in 'Wowee Zowee' a high watermark of improvised, off-the-cuff creativity, inspiring him to harness a little of its spirit of happenstance in his own songwriting.

Music played: Pavement - 'Grounded', 'We Dance', 'Fight This Generation', 'Best Friend's Arm', 'Serpentine Pad', 'Grave Architecture'.

About the record: Wikipedia  -  Spotify  - iTunes - Consequence of Sound: Pavement's Weirdest Album Turns 20 - Rolling Stone: When Did Pavement's 'Wowee Zowee' Become a Masterpiece?   /  Podcast: Subscribe - Listen on iTunes - Listen on Stitcher