Thursday, December 4, 2008

Conduit for Sale

There is no other Pavement song that annoyed the women in my life more than "Conduit for Sale." That's OK. I love this song. Angry, like that feeling one gets when something is taken away.

The House of Savoy ruled a chunk of Italy for a long, long time. It was not a happy day when the heir proctor had to give in to interests from France and the Italian nationalist movement. Unless I have butchered the history, it seems to me that the conduit for sale was the road through Turin, possibly to the port of Nice. There was also some strange love triangles involving a guy named Ray, but I could be mistaken.

Either way, you should know that SM likes his history. There's a little history to this song that I don't have time to learn from Wikipedia or share with you through this post. It does make me think "Embassy Row" is somehow connected, but that's a post for another day.

What you should know about "Conduit..." is that it is an angry punk rock romp with a smart undercurrent. Listen...


Austin said...

i love when nasty sings "conduid" live as well as his vocals on live "debris slide". debatably the coolest member of pavement?

comoprozac said...

No debate. Nasty's the coolest.

Impossible David said...

I am a big Pavement fan from Madrid and I just discovered you blog. Very nice. Thanks.

Yes Nasty is very cool. Do you know if he plays drums on Send in the Clouds?