Friday, June 01, 2007

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins (2004)

Subtitled "L.A.'s Desert Origins" -- somewhat of a non sequitur since the album was recorded in New York -- this double-disc set adds 37 bonus tracks to the original 12-track album, rounding up all the stray tracks from 1994, plus a Peel Session from around the time of the album's February release and a whole bunch of previously unreleased material, including the scrapped initial sessions for the album featuring original drummer Gary Young.
For diehards, it's nice to have all this material collected on one disc, but the real appeal of the set is that second disc, which contains no less than 21 previously unreleased tunes. The first eight consist of the shelved sessions with Young, which pretty much sound like rough demos when compared to either the finished album or Slanted & Enchanted.

There may be a throwaway or two tucked away in the outtakes on the second disc, but even those have a ramshackle charm, and the entirety of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.'s Desert Origins is essential for any Pavement fan or any serious fan of '90s indie rock. Frankly, it just doesn't get much better than this.

Sorry too large for z-share.

Disc One
mp3 - 320kbps
rar - 114mb

Disc Two
mp3 - 320kbps

rar - 104mb


Anonymous said...


Impossible to download...could U please repost it ?

H. said...

Works fine for me. As well as 70+ others (with 0 comments btw!) It's not that hard to figure out how to download.

direct links:

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

Thank You
I downloaded the first disc
but de second is temporary unavailable...

Mark L said...

Agreed with the chap above. Disc 2 isn't downloading at the moment.

Anonymous said...

It works again, Disc 2 is doawnloading at the moment...I was seraching for it a long time. I already have the Deluxe version of slanted&enchanted do you have woweezowee deluxe ? for Dirty Deluxe search with

H. said...

Glad to hear it's still working.

I do have wowee zowee deluxe!
Just found dirty deluxe thanks to that link. Thank-you very much Anon!
That is a great search!!!

Nora said...

Thanks for posting this one. I was looking for a better quality version of this album, and now I got all these extra tracks as well. Thanks a lot!

Mr. Never Ending Rant said...

Big thanks from me!

Anonymous said...

Downloaded, thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks a lot for this.

sweetbeats said...

Looking forward to this cheers Jason

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