On February 14, 1994.


On February 14, 1994, “Matador” label released “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain”, the second Pavement studio album. It was recorded August – September 1993. at “Random Falls Studios” in New York, and was produced by Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Steve West, Bob Nastanovich and Bryce Goggin. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 210 on its  list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time” and at number 10 on the list of “Best Albums of the Nineties”. In 2003, it was ranked number 8 on “Pitchfork Media’s” list “Top 100 Albums of the 1990s”. In July 2014, magazine “Guitar World”  ranked “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain” at number 21 in their “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994” list.


  • Stephen Malkmus – vocals, guitar
  • Scott Kannberg– guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Ibold– bass
  • Steve West– drums, percussion
  • Bob Nastanovich– percussion
  • Bryce Goggin– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Malkmus, except where noted.

  1. Silence Kid
  2. Elevate Me Later
  3. Stop Breathin
  4. Cut Your Hair
  5. Newark Wilder
  6. Unfair
  7. Gold Soundz
  8. 5-4=Unity
  9. Range Life
  10. Heaven Is a Truck
  11. Hit the Plane Down – Scott Kannberg
  12. Fillmore Jive

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