PAVEMENT – ” Slow Century ” (Documentary)

Posted: November 18, 2021 in MUSIC
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With a Pavement reunion tour going all over the place in 2022, it’s a good time to revisit Lance Bangs’ excellent “Slow Century” documentary. Originally released in 2002, it tracks the band from the scruffy early days as a “special new band” through their, er, slightly less scruffy time as indie rock darlings. Amidst intimate interviews and rehearsals, Bangs makes copious use of both pro and amateur concert footage, and in the process puts to bed the idea that Pavement were no good live. Loose and messy at times? Sure. But Stephen Malkmus and co. almost always delivered an exciting, unpredictable show, eschewing gloomy theatrics for something fresh and fun. 

Documentary tracing the existence of noted rock band Pavement from 1989 to their final performance in late 1999. The DVD also compiles all of their music videos, rare live footage, audio commentary from the band and directors, and two live concerts available with multiple angles.

The complete Lance Bangs documentary/retrospective about Pavement circa 2002.

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