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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2015, 11:24:04 PM »
partly because of the discussion recently, I ordered a couple of Sonic Youth Books: Kim Gordon's memoirs in ''Girl In a Band', and  the "20th Century" one. Leant into Kim Gordons so far, as I knew I would do.


Bad Moon Rising; I would have heard a few tracks maybe, a few tracks of their other earlier stuff, when I was younger (16?) and it would have gone over my head. I was a Kinks fan at that age, and finding out about bands like the Buttholes, Dinosaur Jr, Pixies etc, and getting into that. It's not an LP that you can listen to in any casual way is it? You have to fucking stick it up there with the volume button. You get release from doing that, and it's so rewarding. Two or three tracks just hold all that mind meld together beautifully.

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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #41 on: November 1, 2015, 01:08:08 AM »
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Comon get in the car
Lets go for a ride somewhere
I won't hurt you
You make me feel so crazy


and various versions, of 'come on get in the car'. Tell me a band that did what Sonic Youth did with just that very line? Whole bloody thing is fantastic.

Perversely violent, and just sweet as childhood at the very same time. Brilliant band.

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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2016, 04:37:09 PM »
I have neglected Sonic Youth and I had forgotten all about 'Sister'. Thanks for the bump, Rob. :wave

I've listened to 'Sister' about six times today; I don't think I've done that since I was nineteen. It's an incredible record, pivotal stuff, I'd say.

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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2016, 12:02:53 AM »
I've listened to 'Sister' about six times today; I don't think I've done that since I was nineteen. It's an incredible record, pivotal stuff, I'd say.

Such meat on its angelic ankles.

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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2018, 07:59:37 AM »
... and it's 30 years ago today that Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, possibly their greatest album. Yesterday, they released a restored version of the video to Teenage Riot.

Would love to see a list of everyone who makes an appearance in the video, there are dozens.


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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2018, 09:20:30 AM »
... and it's 30 years ago today that Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, possibly their greatest album. Yesterday, they released a restored version of the video to Teenage Riot.

Would love to see a list of everyone who makes an appearance in the video, there are dozens.


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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
 'Sonic Middle Age' ..good tribute band name... as most fans now..... ;D

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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2020, 12:16:05 AM »
Oh fuck.

https://sonicyouth.bandcamp.com/album/perspectives-musicales-live-at-cats-cradle-2000


edit: this is seriously insane. Got to promise yourselves to listen to it one day. Fucking loud too.
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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2020, 09:01:52 PM »
Oh fuck.

https://sonicyouth.bandcamp.com/album/perspectives-musicales-live-at-cats-cradle-2000


edit: this is seriously insane. Got to promise yourselves to listen to it one day. Fucking loud too.

Going in again.  This is NYC Ghosts and Flowers period Sonic Youth and it's beautiful.



blurb:

Mid-July, 2000, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In and around town in all of the various places where Cat's Cradle shows were promoted some 8.5"x11" fliers started popping up advertising an evening billed as "SYR Records Presents: Perspectives Musicales." Huh? The questions started up - "Sonic Youth just played in Raleigh in late June - it couldn't be them again could it? Is this some sort of showcase, albeit for a label that only releases Sonic Youth material? Aren't they on tour with Pearl Jam or something?" All I knew was that for $12 and a Saturday show was that I was *in,* regardless of what the set turned out to be.

Those two-ish weeks between the show's announcement and the actual day were pretty suspenseful. Checking the Pearl Jam / Sonic Youth tour itinerary had revealed that the "Perspectives Musicales" night was actually an off night *and* in North Carolina. It seemed pretty likely that it was going to be a Sonic Youth set, leaving the mystery then as what kind? Similar to the June show? All improv? (Admittedly, my fantasy.) Something else entirely?

The night arrived and, well, as you'll quickly be able to tell from this recording, it was pretty special and fun. Freewheeling and loose, the first set was constantly rotating, each portion something that a dyed-in-the-wool Sonic Youth (and related) fan would want to see. The magic was that you were getting to see each of these portions all back-to-back-to-back in real time. "Psychic Hearts"? Sure! "Mote" solo? You've got it! Improvised film scores? Yes, please! A sneak peak at Kim's not-yet-released SYR5? Got you covered. Thurston running through instrumental 12 string acoustic demo-style takes of tracks that would later appear on "Murray Street"? Jackpot! The crazy thing was that this special hour-ish went by quickly and then was followed by a full-on, ripping SY set. As the final notes of "100%" closed out the night, everyone in the audience knew they had seen something special.

I'm sitting here typing this, somewhat in disbelief that this show was right at 20 years ago. It is one of those things that formed memories so pleasant and vivid that it still kind of seems like it was yesterday. Relive it with me, won't you?

-Cory Rayborn, June 2020
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Re: 30 years of SONIC YOUTH 1981-2011
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2020, 10:47:53 PM »
Going in again.  This is NYC Ghosts and Flowers period Sonic Youth and it's beautiful.



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