Perfect Sound Forever: The Story of Pavement

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Justin, Charles & Co., 2004 - Music - 217 pages
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From their inception as a distorted lo-fi pop duo out of Stockton, California, to their mid-career incarnation as a five-piece slumberpop beauty machine, Pavement were a leading force in the indie art-rock music scene of the 1990s. Perfect Sound Forever is British music journalist Rob Jovanovic's profile of the band and their quirkily dark, melodic sound and cryptic, mirth-filled lyrics. Original, eccentric, consistently tagged "noise-rock's premier sing-along band" - Pavement refused to offer a coherent blueprint for success. In Perfect Sound Forever, Rob Jovanovic immerses himself in this confusion, bringing together the stories of the people who were there as it happened.

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User Review  - Melissa Nastasi - Goodreads

I thought this book was an extremely comprehensive bio on Pavement. This group is what turned me onto indie rock when I was 12 years old back in the 90s. To read the story of their upcoming and ultimate demise was really fascinating. We still have the reunion shows, right? Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

A breezy, easy biography of a band I love. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Rob Jovanovic is a well-respected full-time music writer having published books on Beck, R.E.M., Velvet Underground amongst others and worked with publishers as diverse as Orion, Aurum and Piatkus. He has also written a book on football cards and stickers for Orion.

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