Sonic Youth have big news!!!! (…about an archival release from 1985)

Sonic Youth have big news!!!! (...about an archival release from 1985)

Hey hardcore Sonic Youth fan. Yes you, the one in the washing machine t-shirt buying Kim Gordon’s old clothes online right now. I got something you might be interested in.

Just moments ago, Sonic Youth announced the upcoming release of a rare live recording from their 1985 tour in support of Bad Moon Rising! Hold on, hold on, keep your voice down, I’m not finished. The performance was captured on 4-track cassette at Chicago’s Smart Bar on August 11, 1985. The recording consists mostly of Bad Moon Rising tracks and early performances of “Secret Girl” and “Expressway to Yr Skull” later to be released on EVOL. There’s also a never-before-released live rendition of “Kat ‘N’ Hat”.

This release will be available on November 14 via SY’s own label as a double LP (with a download card for those of you who hate the sound of quality). It’s mixed and mastered by the band from the original tape source and comes packed with liner notes by Gerard Cosloy and Sonic Youth engineer Aaron Mullan and photos by Pat Blashill and Steven Koress.

Now here’s a paper bag to breathe in, relax. I know, you thought this news was going to be about Thurston and Kim, and you were all worried. They’re fine, just keep breathing.

Smart Bar – Chicago 1985 tracklist:

01. Hallowe’en
02. Death Valley ’69
03. Intro/Brave Men Run(In My Family)
04. I Love Her All the Time
05. Ghost Bitch
06. I’m Insane
07. Kat ‘N’ Hat
08. Brother James
09. 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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