Summer Babe

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"Summer Babe"
Sleeve art from the "Summer Babe" 7" single
Single by Pavement
from the album
Westing (by Musket & Sextant)
&
Slanted and Enchanted
A-side "Summer Babe"
B-side "Mercy Snack"
"Baptist Blacktick"
Released 1992[1]
Format 7 inch vinyl
Genre Indie rock
Label Drag City
Writer(s) Stephen Malkmus
Producer(s) Gary Young/Pavement
Pavement singles chronology
n/a "Summer Babe"
1992
"Trigger Cut"
1992

"Summer Babe" is a 1992[1] song by Pavement. It was the last single released on Chicago's Drag City label before the band moved to the New York-based Matador label. The songs on this single would later be included on the Drag City compilation Westing (By Musket & Sextant), and on Matador's Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe. The single was listed (and described as an EP) in a mid-90s Matador Records mail-order catalog as Exact Wording of Threat, a reference to the text featured in the single's cover art. A slightly different mix of "Summer Babe," known as "Summer Babe (Winter Version)," became the first track on the band's debut album Slanted and Enchanted. The song was also ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as #286 in their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Summer Babe"
  2. "Mercy Snack (The Laundromat)"
  3. "Baptist Blacktick"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Summer Babe: Pavement at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Summer Babe – Pavement". Rolling Stone. 9 December 2004. Archived from the original on 28 December 2006. 
  3. ^ "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (201-300)". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 December 2006.