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Sonic Youth

Postby (rickenrocker) » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:44 pm

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This she did in public for us to see
She came in here too drunk to do the show
Between the trains and cars
Broken glass and lost hub-caps, images of a gun
Row house row house pass through
Let the city rise up to fill the screen
Clothes flung out of closets, doorknobs falling off
The guitar guy played real good feedback, and super sounding riffs
With his mild mannered look on, yeah he was truly hip
The girl started out in red patent leather
Very I'm in a band with knee pads
We watch her fall over and lay down,
Shouting the poetic truths of high school journal keepers
Row house row house pass through, let the city rise up
Twister, dust buster, hospital bed, I'll see you, see you
See you on the highway
Now we're told so merge ideas, of song forms and freedom
Miss seafood, miss cheesecake, a couple of miss donuts
The edge of a blade pressed to the throat of your reflected image
Poised, yet totally screwed up
Yes sir, yes sir, step right up

None of us know, where we're trying to get to
What sort of live where we trying to build
Now we're told so merge ideas, of song forms and freedom
Seasons out of life, nothing is out of reach
L.A. is more confusing now, than anywhere I've ever been to
I'm from New York City, breath it out and let it in

Where are you now?
When your broken eyes are closed
Head in a cloudy dream, green and sailboats
Borrowed and never returned
Emotions, books, outlooks on life

Hello 20 15!

Hello, 20, 15!


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Sorry, I'm a SY whore, and what Light My Garage, Torch My Fire! forum would be complete without a tribute thread! Image
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (captsandwich) » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:59 pm

Rickenbacker content:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCS2v7J-cF8


ps: how does the embed video feature work? :oops:
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (rickenrocker) » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:07 pm

I dunno, but I can try




ahh, you just want the number at the end of v= in the youtube brackets


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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (janglerocker) » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:27 pm

Thurston, Kim and family live about a mile away We hang out at Starbucks all the time....



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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (rickenrocker) » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:57 pm

I'm jealous, I'm sure if I ran into them in real life I would freeze up like the first time I asked a girl out. DRRRR


They are such an amazing band, one of, if not my most favorite. Daydream Nation was such a spectacular album, so ahead of their time, and they continue to write such killer stuff.

I've only seen them once :(, at first ave for their washing machine tour...I wish I'd have had a chance to see them live in high school, or recently for the rerelease tour, but I was up in Portland, and broke!
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (sowhat) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:40 am

Great stuff, indeed! Love the rrrraw, wild energy of performance. Thanks for starting that topic, Jeremiah!
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (captsandwich) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:14 am

I saw them on the Washing Machine tour, too. At least I think that was it. Funny thing was, I saw the Sisters of Mercy at the same venue a few months before and the sound was terrible, just total noise, you could barely tell one song from another. I thought there was no way in hell that Sonic Youth would sound any good in this place, but it was crystal clear. Just an awesome performance.

PS: Is it wrong that I am completely smitten with Kim? She is just sex on wheels in my books. 8)

pps: during my band's cross-country tour when we were not getting along, I listened to Dirty non-stop on my walkman for 60% of the time we were in the van, so it is still a soothing experience to sit & listen to that album.
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (sowhat) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:46 am

What could be wrong with that, Greg? Personally, i think Thurston is a very attractive guy, to put it mildly. Goes to show the differences between us. :wink:
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (rickenrocker) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:28 pm

I know what you mean about Kim, she's hot for her age, but for me, I think most of my attraction is because she's just badass!


"Take a walk in the park? YEAH!"
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I love everyone in the band though, the way thurston and lee play off each other raises the hairs on my neck, and Steve Shelley is phenominal!
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (rictified) » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:45 pm

I don't know a lot about this band but have always liked everything I've seen them do, is very original. I've actually been meaning to buy some stuff by them for years but haven't.
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (rickenrocker) » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:47 pm

sowhat wrote:Great stuff, indeed! Love the rrrraw, wild energy of performance. Thanks for starting that topic, Jeremiah!


Oh, no worries. I'm always happy to talk about this band! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (danbind) » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:22 am

The "Sister" album seriously expanded my definition of music--yet it is very accessible. They can make abrasive noise with a real pop feel, and this album is a terrific example. If you are going to start somewhere with SY, I suggest there.
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (randyz) » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:25 pm

I've been a huge fan since 1984, but I've only seen Sonic Youth live once. It was in Dallas, Texas during the 'Sister' tour. The venue was called Club Clearview in Deep Ellum. It was an 'all ages' show on a Saturday night, so that meant it had to start after 2:00 AM (when they stop serving alcohol). Since was already well over the legal age, I went to the club around midnight with a friend. Sonic Youth eventually came on stage around 4:00 AM with no opening band. They squalled and screetched their way through extended jams like 'Expressway To Your Skull' until about 5:30 AM. It was quite a show!
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Re: Sonic Youth

Postby (captsandwich) » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:32 pm

danbind wrote:The "Sister" album seriously expanded my definition of music--yet it is very accessible. They can make abrasive noise with a real pop feel, and this album is a terrific example. If you are going to start somewhere with SY, I suggest there.


Daydream Nation is also a fantastic album. Plenty dissonant with just enough hooks.
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