Thursday, August 17, 2023

RIP Gary “Plant Man” Young

Pavement is one of my three favorite bands of all-time. So it comes as quite a shock that original drummer Gary Young has passed away at age 70.

He was the drummer on early recordings (at his Louder Than You Think studio in Stockton, California) as well as Pavement classics Slanted and Enchanted and Watery, Domestic.

He found a little fame post-Pavement with his hippy-punker persona, appearing in his “Plant Man” video on Beavis and Butthead. 

I never got to see him perform because I didn’t see Pavement until their Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain album, but I appreciate all the groundwork Young performed for eventual drummer Steve West.

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