Shady Lane

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Shady Lane EP/Single
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EP by
ReleasedJune 10, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreIndie rock
LengthEP-22:19
LabelMatador
Domino
Pavement chronology
Pacific Trim
(1997)
Shady Lane EP/Single
(1997)
Terror Twilight
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
EP: AMG2.5/5 stars[1]
Pt. 1: AMG2/5 stars[2]
Pt. 2: AMG4.5/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA–[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[5]

"Shady Lane" is a song by Pavement that appears on the album Brighten the Corners. It was also released as a two-part single and as an EP, which collects the B-sides from both the British singles. The single was accompanied by a video directed by Spike Jonze.[6] "Shady Lane" would become a top 40 hit in the UK for the band.

Part 1 - Shady Lane/Slow Typed[edit]

The It is Domino Records No. RUG053.

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Slowly Typed
  3. Cherry Area

Part 2 - Shady Lane/Wanna Mess You Around[edit]

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Wanna Mess You Around
  3. No Tan Lines

7" - Shady Lane/Unseen Power of the Picket Fence[edit]

It is Domino Records No. RUG053. The B-side, "Unseen Power of the Picket Fence" was originally released on the No Alternative compilation in 1993.

Track listing

  1. Shady Lane
  2. Unseen Power of the Picket Fence

EP[edit]

The EP was released June 10, 1997 on Matador Records. It collects all the B-sides from the two "Shady Lane" UK singles. "Shady Lane (krossfader)" is a very similar version to the one on the album Brighten the Corners; the gap between the first chorus and second verse is shortened and the extended instrumental part towards the end (identified on the album as J vs. S) is omitted. The song "Slowly Typed" can also be found on Brighten the Corners, where it is named "Type Slowly". The version here is quite different, faster and more lo-fi with a country touch.

Track listing

  1. "Shady Lane (Krossfader)" – 2:34
  2. "Slowly Typed" – 2:52
  3. "Cherry Area" – 1:32
  4. "Wanna Mess You Around" – 1:26
  5. "No Tan Lines" – 3:01

In popular culture[edit]

  • In the television series Radio Free Roscoe, character Lily's radio nickname is "Shady Lane". Lily states that Pavement's song "Shady Lane" is the song that inspired her to play guitar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AMG review
  2. ^ AMG review
  3. ^ AMG review
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. p. 242. ISBN 9780312245603.
  5. ^ Kim, Wook (1997-06-13). "Shady Lane". Entertainment Weekly.
  6. ^ "Full Cast and Crew for Pavement: Slow Century". IMDb. Retrieved 18 June 2012.

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