no, not root damage
Recorded sometime between January 13th-20th, 1991 in Stockton, California.
Steve Malkmus: guitar, vocals; Scott Kannberg: guitar, vocals; Gary Young: drums; Bob Nastanovich: percussion; Mark Ibold: bass.
Produced by Pavement.
The dishevelled Gary Young was renowned for making gifts of cabbage and other assorted vegetables to fans in a state of profound inebriation. When I was introduced to him at a venue in Belgium, 1992 – where Pavement were supporting Sonic Youth on their international \”Dirty\” tour – he handed me a box of spent matches.
Maybe he thought I was intent on razing the hall to the ground. Well. The firebug in me has shrivelled and withered with age.
Then again, perhaps he was just encouraging me to give up smoking.