Pavement: The Sutcliffe Catering Song

The days are getting longer, the weather's getting warmer. It's this time of year that anyone and everyone could use some killer strollin' music to strut to. Might I suggest the hidden Pavement not-exactly-a-classic-but-damn-well-should-be "The Sutcliffe Catering Song"? You just have to like it.


The final track off the second disc of the enhanced version of Pavement's sophomore album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins, "The Sutcliffe Catering Song" is something of a hidden gem. It's not something likely to be found by anyone other than a serious Pavement spelunker. But it's so goddamned good. The sort of carefree, I-don't-give-a-fuck spirit is in full. glorious force here, as well as the insane, word-salad lyrics which reach new peaks of lunacy.

It's a love song, it's a ballad about real estate, it's a commentary on those interest rates. It's everything you ever needed and never knew you wanted. So jam out, and try not to let those prime-rate interest slashing Germans screw up your monetary plan. Whatever. [Spotify, Amazon, iTunes]

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"Sutcliffe Catering Song" is actually an early version of "Easily Fooled." The recording is from a John Peel session.

"Easily Fooled" is one of the b-sides to "Rattled by the Rush."

"Sutcliffe Catering Song" is essentially the same song, but at a slower tempo and with slightly different instrumentation.

I went into detail because it's not every day I get to flaunt my nerd-knowledge of indie music. :D