THE SONG THAT in­spired me TO BE IN A BAND

RANGE LIFE PAVE­MENT (1994)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Shots! -

“It was right after I first got into punk rock that I also started to dis­cover all th­ese rad al­ter­na­tive bands like Di­nosaur Jr. and Pave­ment. On this song from their Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain al­bum, [vo­cal­ist] Stephen Malk­mus talks about go­ing on tour and it’s one of the best songs ever writ­ten. It’s ac­tu­ally amaz­ing. I love lis­ten­ing to punk mu­sic and play­ing punk mu­sic, but for some rea­son this was the first song that re­ally con­nected with me in that way. It seemed to cap­ture the full ex­pe­ri­ence of what it means to be in a band. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to do what you’re hear­ing the band do­ing.”

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