There were numerous posts in my feed announcing the 30th birthday of Sonic Youth’s ‘Daydream Nation’. Needless to say, I pulled the album out and played it. Which then made me pop this in the player, and watch it through the big screen: ‘Corporate Ghost: The videos 1990 - 2002’. Such a great band. Such a ground-breaking body of work. They pushed the boundaries from day one. Sad that Kim and Thurston had to split. It meant the end of a fantastic band.
Sonic Youth - ‘Corporate Ghost: The videos 1990 - 2002’.
Sonic Youth “Bad Moon Rising” (1985). One interesting aspect of unconventional music is that by operating outside of norms, it can take on a more timeless quality. Even the best songs are often a product of their moment in time (whether in structure, instrumentation, phrasing, production, etc.). Sonic Youth may have produced more accessible or popular albums, but this one has always stuck with me for its single-minded refusal to be traditional in almost any way. Listening to it more than thirty years after it was released, it sounds like a soundtrack written for this very bleak moment in time. The no wave, avant-garde, and industrial influences are here, but this was pretty much Sonic Youth’s final (and very dark) noise statement. Sometimes artists don’t give us the albums we need, they give us the albums we deserve. #sonicyouth#badmoonrising#1985#nowave#noise#experimental#indierock#avantgarde#vinyl#vinyljunkie#vinylcollection#vinylcollector#vinylcommunity#records#recordcollector#recordcollection#ilovevinyl
This book should be called Courtney Love is a bitch. Slow starter but picks up as it goes along. Sweet stories about the Beasties, Spike Jonze, Kurt, REM, Kim Deal (all time fav) and Chloë Sevigny. Thanks @ellobones for the lend 🙏🏻 #kimgordon#sonicyouth
Thurston Moore / John Moloney : Caught on tape. Picked this up at a gig if theirs in Limerick 2013. The gig was alright, I left with both socks on. Think this is the first time I played it. Pile of balls to be honest, just some lad fuckin about on guitar for the most part. Check out Thurston Moore and Iggy Pop jammin on YouTube, it's painfully bad. Moore pays feck all attention to Iggy, gives him nothing to grab onto and his riff is just pants. Chancer. Sure didn't he leave his wife for a young one.
Happy 30th to this masterpiece. When it came out I borrowed it on cassette from the Mayfield Hts. regional library. I was 14 years old (and cutting school). I had never heard Sonic Youth, but I knew their name from the SST ads in Thrasher mag and I was intrigued by the painting (Gerhard Richter) on the cover of what I thought was going to be another straight forward punk record. I popped the cassette in my Walkman as I headed out the door and had my preconceived notions of punk, art, and how to play my guitar changed forever. It was 10:30 in the morning. #vinyl#nowspinning#onmyturntable#records#sonicyouth#sisterismyfavoritethough