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Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. The album's title is an homage to former drummer Gary Young , who would frequently yell "Wowee zowee!
Dick-Sucking Fool at Pussy-Licking School conceived by Bob Nastanovich was briefly considered as a potential album title, but discarded after being considered too risque by the rest of the band. The would-be title was a nod to the Rolling Stones ' Cocksucker Blues. The cover art was painted by New York-based artist Steve Keene. The painting is a copy of a photograph originally found in Life magazine ' s World Library title The Arab World , which depicted two sitting women, dressed in dark robes.
Omitted from Keene's copy of the photograph is a girl in a tan dress holding a baby, stationed between the two sitting women. Fellahin women often wear black robes over their other clothing. Malkmus picked the artwork from a stack of 50 or more works that Keene produced during a live painting session at one of his exhibitions.
Wowee Zowee was released to middling reviews from critics. It comes off lazy and unfinished, never attempting to reach out or connect as previous albums did". Among more positive reviews, Select ' s Roy Wilkinson remarked that "there's plenty of Pavement's lazy elegance, particularly when the elegiac sweeps of 'We Dance' recall Hunky Dory ".
But if their vocation is beguiling song-music that doesn't sound like anything else or create its own rut, this reinforces one's gut feeling that they can do it forever. In the years following its release, Wowee Zowee has been reappraised in highly positive terms. According to Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield , the album had come to be widely viewed as a "masterpiece",  and even, among many "diehard" Pavement fans, the band's best album. Stuckrad-Barre ". Retrieved CS1 maint: archived copy as title link ".
Retrieved on 24 October Slow Century. Discography Gold Sounds. Categories : Discographies of American artists Rock music group discographies. Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: archived copy as title Featured lists.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Wowee Zowee on Discogs.5/5(1).