Major Leagues [EP] Single
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Leading off is a shortened single version of "Major Leagues" from "Terror Twilight," which is a decent song (although the the tamest thing on the album) that loses something in the editing. And, let's admit it--the inevitable Steve Malkmus solo career will be full of stuff like this.
But fans buy Pavement EPs for the bonus tracks and oddities. And this one has plenty of 'em.
So who steps up to bat next? It's Scott (Spiral Stairs) Kannberg: "Your Time To Change" and "Stub Your Toe" are songs that obviously are not the work of Pavement the band. In fact, they seem to be Scott alone backed by former Pavement drummer Gary Young, whose loud, busy playing might warm the hearts of "Slanted and Enchanted" nostalgists. Scott's songs are at best forgettable, although they might have been helped by full band arrangements.
Next up, we have two demos by Malkmus (again, not Pavement the band): "Major Leagues" and the inexplicable "Decouvert de Soleil." The former is sluggish and dreadful, full of the cutesy synthesizer noises that he seems so fond of. The latter is mostly in French, and is interesting primarily for his use of the "MF" word at the end. File both of these under: "play only once."
After Malkmus strikes out twice, up steps two live tracks--Pavement the band (!) performing at a pair of BBC sessions from 1997: covers of Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon" and "The Classical" by the Fall.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A decent EP from the last album from 90s supergroup Pavement. It was nice to see Gary Young show up for what was the group's sad swan song - and this EP leaves a bittersweet taste... Read morePublished on August 7, 2002 by David C. Anderson
Hypothetical political lyrical miracle whip. Ah, Humpty, where have you gone? If you are a fan of Pavement you must own this album or turn in your fan club card. Read morePublished on October 14, 2000
TERROR TWILIGHT is, hands down, the best album of '99. nothing else this year even came close, really. and "Major Leagues" is a quiet, catchy little gem of a single. Read morePublished on December 17, 1999
Here is how Terror Twilight could have been a better album:
1. Replace Major Leagues with the demo version on this EP
2. Read more
Ok, I don't know how this guy could give this single 4 stars....This is the best Pavement single i've heard, and I have nearly all of them. Read morePublished on November 3, 1999