Stereo (Pavement song)

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Single by Pavement
from the album Brighten the Corners

"Westie Can Drum"

"Winner of The"
Released 1997


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"
"Carrot Rope Pt. 1"
"Shady Lane Pt. 2"
"Carrot Rope Pt. 1"

"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.


  1. ^ " End Of Year Lists 1997". 1992-05-09. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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