Pavement’s Quarantine the Past Tracklist Revealed

01/25/2010 2:27 PM |

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Earlier this month, word came from Matador Records that they were releasing a Pavement Greatest Hits collection, Quarantine the Past, on March 9th. Part of the announcement was a contest wherein the person who most accurately guessed the tracklist would win an expense-paid trip to New York City for the band’s first Central Park show in September. I didn’t submit a list, because I think it would have been considered lame for someone in my position to try winning tickets to something I should theoretically be important enough to gain access to on account of the great impact I, as part of the media, have on the public. I totally made one, though. The official tracklist was released this morning. After the jump, find out how I did.

The songs I correctly guessed are in bold.

1. Gold Soundz (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
2. Frontwards (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
3. Mellow Jazz Docent (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
4. Stereo (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
5. In The Mouth A Desert (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
6. Two States (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
7. Cut Your Hair (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
8. Shady Lane / J Vs. S (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
9. Here (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)

10. Unfair (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
11. Grounded (WOWEE ZOWEE)
12. Summer Babe (Winter Version) (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
13. Range Life (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)

14. Date w/ IKEA (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
15. Debris Slide (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER EP)
16. Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse) (WATERY, DOMESTIC EP)
17. Spit On A Stranger (TERROR TWILIGHT)
18. Heaven Is a Truck (CROOKED RAIN, CROOKED RAIN)
19. Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17 (SLANTED & ENCHANTED)
20. Embassy Row (BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS)
21. Box Elder (SLAY TRACKS 1933-1969 EP)
22. Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence (NO ALTERNATIVE COMP)
23. Fight This Generation (WOWEE ZOWEE)

And here, the songs I thought would be included but aren’t, because the world is insane:

You’re Killing Me
Price Yeah
Conduit For Sale
Stop Breathin’
Rattled By the Rush
Father to a Sister of Thought
Western Homes
Major Leagues
You Are a Light
Texas Never Whispers

So, all in all, I guessed 12 songs correctly, 13 if you count “Gold Soundz,” which we were already told was the opener. The winner of the contest got 17 right, so I don’t feel too terrible, especially considering I already made a playlist of the collection as I’d envisioned it, and it is awesome.

2 Comment

  • Father to a Sister of Thought and Texas Never Whispers are indeed egregious and kathy lee oversights.

  • Pavement had a ton of good b-sides, radio sessions, etc. I personally loved “Give it a Day” and those Peel sessions songs that were never on anything, “Circa 1762″ especially.