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Pavement: Wowee Zowee (Matador)

Eric Weisbard, Spin, May 1995

THINK ABOUT IT. A band works years to learn its instruments, play out, record, suffer the blows of fortune, regroup, play better than ever — all for some critic or fan to sum it up as "funky". Or "rocking". Maybe that's showbiz. As American Music Club's Mark Eitzel once said, "You gotta learn how to disappear into silk and amphetamine."

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