Posted in music on September 10, 2012

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth promised us some "news" at noon today, and that news is...

Sonic Youth - Smart Bar - Chicago 1985
2xlp/ CD / digital
Release Date : November 14, 2012

In August 1985 Sonic Youth were touring across the states following the release of their recently released LP 'Bad Moon Rising'. This performance from August 11, 1985 at Chicago's Smart Bar was recorded on 4-track cassette. This live recording consists of much of Bad Moon Rising and early performances of Secret Girl + Expressway to Yr Skull later to be released on EVOL, as well as a rare never before released live rendition of Kat 'N' Hat.

Mixed and mastered by the band from the original tape source for this double LP edition w/ download card (or CD or digital edition) along w/ liner notes by Gerard Cosloy and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan and photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress and released by Sonic Youth on their own label Goofin' Records and distributed via Revolver USA.

Tracklisting below...

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Sonic Youth - Smart Bar - Chicago 1985

1- Hallowe'en

2- Death Valley '69

3- Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)

4- I Love Her All The Time

5- Ghost Bitch

6- I'm Insane

7- Kat 'N' Hat

8- Brother James

9- Kill Yr Idols

10- Secret Girl

11- Flower

12- The Burning Spear

13- Expressway To Yr Skull

14- Making The Nature Scene

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Comments (22)

Stereogum just named 'Bad Moon Rising' Sonic Youth's worst album?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:06 PM

There's the bathroom on the right!

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:08 PM

I love when all you doofy trendies allow yourselves to get fooled by all these PENDING announcements.


Even if I was interested in these artists that tend to do this, my approach would be to simply not give a shit until after the actual announcement has been made. No expectations FTW...

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:09 PM

Stereogum just became irrelevant

KILLER setlist

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:09 PM

Stereogum's list is laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:09 PM

Bad Moon Rising is amazing...

This setlist looks interesting at least. Will give the album a spin for sure

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:09 PM

I was surprised by stereogum. And disappointed.

Posted by Leslie g. | September 10, 2012 12:11 PM

LAME

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:20 PM

More interesting than Tom Waits' announcement, but still a dud.

Live shows are so easy to find nowadays. I don't follow SY bootlegs, but I wouldn't be surprised if this show wasn't already circulated.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:23 PM

did anyone seriously expect anything different? we all knew these archival releases were in the works for months already. hardly messing with our heads.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:26 PM

I was expecting something more important, like "we're renaming the band, from Sonic Youth to Un-Sonic Seniles"
Or "Kim Gordon's sex tape leaked... now available in the Sonic Youf Store for exclusive download".

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:26 PM

Stereogum has gone from irrelevant to pathetic in this column... or maybe the reviewer only started listening to Sonic Youth last year and is vewy vewy scawed of the first three records.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 12:29 PM

12:09 #1 - Well goody-goody for you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 1:24 PM

"Sonic Youth messed with my head."

There, I fixed it for you fuckcake.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 2:01 PM

the stereogum guy is a jackass. that website is pretty soft though, no surprise

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 2:19 PM

TOTALLY wrong order. This guy is a dolt.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 2:29 PM

I can't believe I am really gonna have to think about Thurston Moore for the rest of my life prolly. :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 2:52 PM

Is Steve on this?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 3:03 PM

Lee's complexion looks good in that photo

Posted by Discount Kitten | September 10, 2012 3:46 PM

I liked Sonic Youth better when they were called Bleeding Rainbow.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2012 10:20 PM

I like this artist

Posted by maximumask | September 11, 2012 8:00 AM

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