Cut Your Hair (3:05)

Cover of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

From Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and 18 other releases

“Cut Your Hair” is a song by American rock band Pavement from their second album, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. It was written by Pavement songwriter and lead singer Stephen Malkmus. The song snidely attacks the importance of image in the music industry. In one verse, Malkmus sarcastically recites a fictitious ad looking for a musician to join a band: “advertising looks and chops a must/ no big hair”.

The song was released as a single and became the band’s best-selling and most popular song. Both B-sides are included on the reissue Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA’s Desert Origins. The unlisted B-side track on the 12” version of the single is an instrumental recording of “Rain Ammunition,” and has never been reissued.
In May 2007, NME magazine placed “Cut Your Hair” at number 28 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever.

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Darlin' don't you go and cut your hair
Do you think it's gonna make him change?
"i'm just a boy with a new haircut"
And that's a pretty nice haircut

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