I just realized (don’t know how I’ve missed this for so long) that Pavement’s “Silent Kit” is really close to Buddy Holly’s “Everyday.”
Check it out:
I know Malkmus liked Buddy Holly, but the relation of “Silence Kit” to “Everyday” feels tricky to me. It’s not an adaptation and I don’t think it’s a rip-off either and it’s not a sample, but it’s more than just an influence…
I’m reminded of how I felt when I read The Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise and Amusing Ourselves to Death all in a row. Everything felt really interconnected.
More relations like this? Back me up here.