I’m happy to introduce Ben to the team. He’ll be helping out with posting your awesome submissions. He has a few sound-alikes of his own to get through before he gets to your submissions. Take it away Ben! – Keith
The chief melody on the track that leads off Pavement‘s classic second record Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain bears a striking similarity to the magnificent Buddy Holly song, released as the b-side to “Peggy Sue” in 1957 and then on his self-titled solo debut in 1958. Of course Holly cuts to the chase straight away, while Pavement take a more circuitous route building up to the vocal, but the soaring verses on each of these are equally mesmerizing– even if used to very different ends.