Posted in TV | music on September 24, 2010

Pavement

As Jimmy Fallon blogger Sara Schaefer points out, "Pavement!!! The indie rock legends took over Late Night last night, and brought along our Play Guitar with Pavement contest winner, Steve Goss. On air, they performed "Unfair", and they stuck around to do a special performance of "Stereo" exclusively for our site. Steve Goss fit right in and the band rocked it." If you went to the Central Park show last night, you could have watched this after you got home. Videos below...

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Pavement - Stereo

Pavement - Unfair

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Comments (69)

Is that the bass player from Sonic YOuth?

Posted by Milo | September 24, 2010 1:05 PM

yea but he's the bass player from pavement.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:12 PM

i've known about pavement for years but never really took the time to listen to them. if that "stereo" abortion of a song is any indication, it looks like i've made a wise decision.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:16 PM

^ and we have our first douche ladies and gentlemen!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:17 PM

i know if i won the chance to play with pavement, i would at least look like i was having a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:23 PM

@1:16 - is that you, Billy Corgan?

Posted by Shawon | September 24, 2010 1:25 PM

No. Billy Corgan has sold too many albums to even care about Pavement

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:29 PM

billy corgan also played one night at terminal 5 this year while pavement played 5 in massive multithousand capacity parks. lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:34 PM

I look like a cancer patient.

Posted by Billy Corgan | September 24, 2010 1:37 PM

Because Billy Corgan is so smahhht and artistically talented and such a good person, life has blessed him with greater financial remuneration than those talentless losers in Pavement. If their art was better they would have sold more records, amirite?

Seriously, if you think Corgan doesn't care about Pavement making him look like the tool he has always been, you haven't been following this story for the last 15 years or whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:38 PM

@ 1:25. it's me. what can i say, pavement is boring. they'll never write a song as great as cherub rock and even pavement superfans deep down know it. that live rendition of "stereo" is quite frankly, horrendous and offensive to all 6 senses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:38 PM

Please - a thousand MEH's, hummu jokes, Daft Punks and TBD's before someone comes on here to defend that cue ball-headed moron again.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:40 PM

billy corgan's testicle head = the 6th sense

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:41 PM

it's...
1) quite frankly, 2) horrendous, AND 3) offensive to all 6 senses??? my god. 2 and 3 are alright but 1 is just going too far.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:42 PM

How long were each of the songs they played?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:46 PM

i'm trying to remember what cherub rock even sounds like but all i can think of is that stupid big muff riff and then the verse from "vaseline" by the stone temple pilots.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:46 PM

set times for fallon????

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:49 PM

many Amy Poehler fans do not realize she used to play bass for Smashing Pumpkins, under the name "D'Arcy"

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:49 PM

"i'm trying to remember what cherub rock even sounds like but all i can think of is that stupid big muff riff and then the verse from "vaseline" by the stone temple pilots"

yeah yeah yeah. stop acting like Smashing Pumpkins didn't dominate in the 90's. Cherub Rock was just the start

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:55 PM

Smashing Pumpkins are way louder than Pavement

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 1:57 PM

Wow Fallon contest winner chokes Final Placement style (almost)!

http://www.shinebyfinalplacement.com/

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:02 PM

Did they play Hot Trucks?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:11 PM

1:23 He was probably nervous as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:11 PM

Isn't that the bass player from Strangers With Candy?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:12 PM

Pavement, Pumpkins...you're all living in the past, man!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:12 PM

I've listened to the Pumpkins since their "I Am One" single on Limited Potential, and dude, I can't even remember how Cherub Rock goes.

Pavement for the win

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:12 PM

"i'm trying to remember what cherub rock even sounds like but all i can think of is that stupid big muff riff and then the verse from "vaseline" by the stone temple pilots"

oh wow, never heard THAT ONE before! please don't compare the pumpkins to drivel like stone temple pilots. the pumpkins of today are a different entity, i'll give you that. put siames dreem is above and beyond whatever those pavement douchebags can aspire to. go put on a scarf and wear that ironic mustache proudly you pavement worshiping hipster douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:16 PM

can't we all just get along?

Can't Malkmus, Corgan, and Weiland all get together and have some delicia hummus & pitas?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:25 PM

hey moron, smashing pumpkins were never considered vital; not even in their prime by anyone who knows music. bunch of fucking me-too grunge wanna-bes. even afghan wigs made more influential records.

you must have grown up reading spin and rolling stone.

stop embarrassing yourself. comparing pavement to smashing pumptards is like comparing velvet underground to journey.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:26 PM

@2:16 hahahaha youre really mad but i was being serious. im a casual pavement fan but i really cannot remember how that song goes at all. i remember the video and he had the mop hair but all i can think of is "down in the vaseline we go, sometihn sometihn stuck my mind, keep gettin stuck here all the time..." whispered over big muff.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:30 PM

@1:23
That's because he takes his cues from SM who looks like he'd rather be at the DDS than playing with Pavement. Can't wait for this crap to end so they can all cash their checks and crawl back in their caves never to heard from again.

Posted by smack | September 24, 2010 2:33 PM

2:26:

its easy to defend Pavement when they didn't achieve even 1% of the Pumpkins success. Thats why you indie kids suck so much. You get away with praising bands the rest of the world could give a shit about. Plus how fucking pathetic is it to go on a multiple talk shows and play songs that are older than the audience members? Are they trying to trick us into thinking that its 1994?

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:35 PM

Can someone tell me.. What is the pavement/hummus joke? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:40 PM

2:35, fuckheads like you are the reason why there IS a counter-culture.

so you base your judgment of bands upon their commercial success? man you must LOVE justin bieber.

fucking get a clue; and while you are at it, also get a backbone and some musical taste/education.

also...indie kid? i bet i have zits on my ass older then you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:45 PM

I saw Pavement in 1995(& Sunday, going again tonight for the finale)& the Pumkins (twice) The Pumpkins may be the worst live band i have ever encountered, that includes Hole with Courtney the train wreck at the helm, but hey, At least she covered "unstaisfied" albeit poorly, by the Replacements...

Posted by Gravy | September 24, 2010 2:54 PM

Your revolution is over, Mr. Corgan. Condolences. The Pumpkins lost. My advice is to do what your parents did. Get a job, sir. The Pumpkins will always lose. Do you hear me, Corgan? The Pumpkins will always lose!

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 2:56 PM

<If their art was better they would have sold more records, amirite?

thats really funny. you must not really have much experience in the real world.

Posted by nygrump | September 24, 2010 3:08 PM

nygrump: that was clearly sarcasm. Not much exp. real world, etc. etc.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:15 PM

zits on your ass? dude go see a doctor

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:15 PM

When people start slinging insults about scarf wearers, I tune out because those people are idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:15 PM

2:35--Love how you call us "indie kids" when the average Pavement fan is probably 40.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:16 PM

...na, even the zits on my ass know what a joke it is to compare smashing pumpkins to pavement. they get to stay.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:17 PM

2:35--How would you feel if Led Zeppelin went onto talk shows and played songs older than the audience members? Or are you just one of these d-nozzles who thinks only things five minutes old are relevant?

Dude, I have a tip for you. This board is beyond you. Your arguments are sophomoric at best. You can't hang with this crowd. So stop trying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:17 PM

i think when he said indie kids, he was talking about the zits on your ass

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:26 PM

once again...no. the zits on my ass are well adjusted young adults trying to make their way in this cruel world. their youthful exuberance have been completely drained.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:35 PM

3:17- if I'm not allowed to compare SP to Pavement then I don't think you should be bringing up LZ as if they are in the same category as Pavement. My point is that it is fucking lazy to come back after so many years because your royalties aren't quite what they used to be. They're using this "reunion" as an excuse to cover up the fact that they are all broke

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:46 PM

@3:46. It's Lazy to go ouyt & play 2 hours a night on a world tour? Sounds like work to me. They never got the farwell they wanted, now they are. What's the harm? I don't think it's hurting their legacy? The Pixies are STILL out on their "reunion" tour & it doesn't cahnge the fact that I love them, but I wouldn't see them again.
If you hate Pavement, Why are reading Pavement related articles, thats what I really don't get. I'm sure Corgan has a smug blog to read out there somehwere...

Posted by Gravy | September 24, 2010 3:52 PM

so THAT is your point? that you hate pavement because they are lazy since they've been playing only old songs on this tour?

confusing...I THOUGHT YOU HATED PAVEMENT. why would you want new material from a band you hated in the first place?

i'm getting the feeling you have no clue what your point is. i had more respect for you before that last post. just go away.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 3:55 PM

I never used the word hate. I don't hate this bands music and I don't love it. I think its average. I just think its bullshit that so many people are pretending that its so epic that Pavement is back. I think its absurd for all these bands that have been reuniting to stand on stage and contribute nothing new. Even Weezer are finally starting to realize no one gives a shit about their new music so they have to create a whole tour based around the only 2 albums people care about. I'll stick with bands who are at least trying to move foward rather than those stuck in the past

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 4:05 PM

4:05

i mostly agree with your looking forward instead of backward agenda. there is great music made today and deserve attention, and it sickens me when people say shit like "they dont make music like they used to". that is just lazy shit from people who never loved music in the first place.

BUT i dont think Pavement ever proclaimed their reunion tour as anything more then what it is. duh, bands grow old, need money, cash in on nostalgia...what a fucking revelation. however, this DOES NOT distract from the fact that Pavement was one of the most influential bands of the 90's and deserve all the adulation they are getting on this tour, just as the Pixies did on theirs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 4:27 PM

BBBBBBOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIINNGGGGGG conversation

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 4:48 PM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam band festival.

Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2010 6:29 PM

bullshit that they were "one of the most" influential bands of the 90s...just "influential" would be more honest...

and honestly, that clip is horrible--like some sloppy karaoke bar scene...just awful...

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2010 2:02 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam band festival

Posted by معا | September 26, 2010 1:29 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam band festival

Posted by اناشيد | September 26, 2010 1:30 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by facebook | September 26, 2010 1:31 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by صور | September 26, 2010 1:31 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by القدس | September 26, 2010 1:32 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by عشاق | September 26, 2010 1:32 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by دردشة | September 26, 2010 1:33 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by برامج | September 26, 2010 1:34 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by منتديات | September 26, 2010 1:34 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by ألعاب | September 26, 2010 1:35 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by برشلونة | September 26, 2010 1:36 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by gold | September 26, 2010 1:37 AM

Too bad Fallon rambles and talks faster every show like an excited stoned frat boy at a jam

Posted by car | September 26, 2010 1:37 AM

bullshit that they were "one of the most" influential bands of the 90s...just "influential" would be more honest...

Posted by دردشة صوتية | October 1, 2010 4:17 AM

took over Late Night last night, and brought along our Play Guitar with Pavement contest winner, Steve Goss. On air, they performed "Unfair", and they stuck around to do a

Posted by شات صوتي | October 1, 2010 4:20 AM

Corgan is upset because he now realizes that he's simply been a part of a musical movement that is now over. This he can't accept. That he was in no way different from all that has come before him. He is Bret Michaels. He is Firehouse, he is Ratt, and he is Nelson ;) His time has come and gone and will not return in his lifetime.

Don't get me wrong...as a child of the 90s, I loved grunge. But the true "grunge" sound has gone the way of the Buffalo and it's onto new things. At its core it proved no different than glam rock or any of the other scenes that came before it. That's not to be critical, that's just the way music works. Sounds go in and sounds go out.

The question is do you do anything that has an influence on the next movement. Pavement clearly has...SP, I'm not sure. Doesn't mean one is better than another. Who'd you rather be...Pavement or the Smashing Pumpkins. Guess that depends on what you are looking for.

By the way SM still cranks out tunes, just not with Pavement, and they generally kick ace!

Posted by hiya | December 26, 2010 4:12 PM

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