Stereo (Pavement song)

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"Stereo"
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Single by Pavement
from the album Brighten the Corners
B-side

"Westie Can Drum"

"Winner of The"
Released 1997
Format

CD

7" vinyl
Recorded 1996
Genre Indie rock
Length 10:07
Label Domino Records RUG-051
Songwriter(s) Stephen Malkmus
Pavement singles chronology
"Shady Lane Pt. 2"
(1997)
"Stereo"
(1997)
"Carrot Rope Pt. 1"
(2000)
"Shady Lane Pt. 2"
(1997)
"Stereo"
(1997)
"Carrot Rope Pt. 1"
(2000)

"Stereo" is a single by the band Pavement, taken from the album Brighten the Corners. It was released by Domino Records in 1997. The catalogue number for the single is RUG-051. It contains two B-sides: "Westie Can Drum" and "Winner of The." It was released at the same time as the 7" version of the single, which contains a different B-side. This song would be released on Matador's 10th Anniversary compilation. NME ranks the song as the 15th best song of 1997.[1]

Some CDs contain the 7" B-side "Birds in the Majic Industry".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stereo" – 3:09
  2. "Westie Can Drum" – 4:10
  3. "Winner of The" – 2:48
  4. "Birds in the Majic Industry" - 3:05 (Only on some pressings)

7" Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stereo"
  2. "Birds in the Majic Industry"

Pop-culture references[edit]

The song's lyrics make several references to several pop culture icons.

  • The repeated line "Hi-Ho Silver, Ride" in the chorus is a reference to The Lone Ranger's catchphrase.
  • Part of the second verse muses about Rush lead singer Geddy Lee's distinctive high-pitched vocal stylings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rocklist.net...NME End Of Year Lists 1997". Rocklistmusic.co.uk. 1992-05-09. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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