7-inch series, part 655 – Sonic Youth

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Sonic Youth – Nobody Better Lay A Finger On My Buttafuoco
label: Amy Fisher Price Playset Co.
year: 1993
side a: Kissability
side b: Hey Amy
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Sonic Youth – Helen Lundeberg
label: Sonic Youth
year: 2006
side a: Helen Lundeberg
side b: Eyeliner

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Ah, Sonic Youth. Heroes. Brother Guuz asked me to write a piece on them, or rather on their influence on me, many moons ago for the newspaper he was working for at the time. I liked that. For those who do not speak the mighty beautiful language that is Dutch, it was about me being an annoying little music nazi and how Sonic Youth set me straight. Because they did.

The first single posted here is a bootleg with two live versions of tracks off the fantastic Daydream Nation album. “Hey Amy” is actually “Hey Joni” – I suppose the people from the “label” that released it thought it was funny to change the name. Those songs, that whole album will never get boring, even though it’s not my favourite Sonic Youth album. It would probably be were it not for the impact Bad Moon Rising had on me. It blew me away completely. I wonder what would have happened if Daydream Nation would have been my first contact with the band. I would probably have gone completely mad.

No I wouldn’t.

I must say that the past couple of years I haven’t paid enough attention to Sonic Youth. I have been unfaithful to them. I will correct that outrageous behaviour. From now on I will only listen to Sonic Youth with the volume on 11. No headphones. I’m sorry Borja, Bruno, Ariel, Susi, but I have to.

Here’s a video of “Death Valley ’69” played live in 1985 FUCK YEAH.

8 thoughts on “7-inch series, part 655 – Sonic Youth

  1. de fuck, ik zal het er vast wel mee oneens zijn geweest want ik was het altijd oneens met die muziek ‘journos’ in die bewuste krant. al had en heb ik nog steeds geen mening over sonic youth eigenlijk, kwestie van sommige dingen gewoon blokkeren.

  2. dat maakt niet uit ;).
    ehm tja kijk ik kan toch niet alle muziek ter wereld beluisteren of een mening erover hebben, ik laat graag nog wat muziek over aan de rest van de mensheid en hun weloverwogen beweringen.

  3. M-m-maar we hebben het hier over Sonic Youth, Nathalie! Er zijn miljoenen bands die je niet hoeft te beluisteren, Sonic Youth is daar niet één van.

    Ik begrijp de wereld niet meer.

  4. de wereld snap ik al 18 jaar niet meer.
    misschien als ik eens in een goede bui ben zal ik één van de broertjes eens vragen, der is der één wel van de school of SY. Maar het zal niet rond mn recalcitrante kerstperiode zijn.

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