Sonic Youth – Sonic Youth – VINYL 2-LP


Release: 1982
Repress: 2006

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Sonic Youth’s eponymous debut 12-inch was recorded in late 1981 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and originally released on composer Glenn Branca’s Neutral label. The album is loosely based on compositions the newly formed group had performed at that year’s week-long Noisefest event (and remains the only recorded document of an early line-up featuring actor Richard Edson on drums).

“We wanted it to sound like PIL who we were into. It didn’t but we were lucky it came out sounding like a record. We did it in two eight-hour sessions at a studio at Radio City Music Hall called Plaza Sound. The janitor let us in the back door.” —Kim Gordon

The Original Record (Released March 1982)
A1 The Burning Spear
A2 I Dreamed I Dream
A3 She Is Not Alone
B1 I Don’t Want To Push It
B2 The Good And The Bad
Early Live (September 18, 1981)
C1 Hard Work
C2 Where The Red Fern Grows
C3 The Burning Spear
C4 Cosmopolitan Girl
C5 Loud And Soft
D1 Destroyer
D2 She Is Not Alone
Early Studio (October 1981)
D3 Where The Red Fern Grows

Additional information
Weight 520 g




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